People responsible for government
Like many of us, I've been watching/listening to what has been going on regarding the financial health of our nation. My neck is sore from shaking my head at the unbelievable and unconscionable behavior of Congress – both parties – and of Mr. Obama.
We are being systematically destroyed! The “fiscal cliff” agreement is a joke; it increases our debt. Those who advocate more government involvement in our lives (and voted for Obama) either don't understand that all social programs must be paid for, by somebody, or they don't care as long as they get what they want, and far too many politicians pander to them for votes.
Predictions: We will soon see the taxes for middle income Americans go up (something we were promised wouldn't happen) approximately $100 dollars a month, and as other social programs are instituted, those taxes will go up even more.
We will see new regulations enacted (there are 77,000 pages of these new regulations already written and reportedly signed by Obama in December) that will have significant, and negative, effects on our economy.
To allow government spending and increasing regulations to continue – business as usual in Washington – we will see even more tax increases or a government that will default on its debts.
If anyone were to say that our government is doing a lousy job, how could that be disputed? Perhaps we, as a nation, need to re-examine our values; what do we want our country to be and who should be our leaders?
While we lament our plight, we seem to forget that the government that is responsible for most of the fiscal problems we face was elected by us, the people.
A reader sent me an interesting piece from the “Prager Zeitungon,” a Czech Republic newspaper. To quote: “The danger to America is not Obama, but a citizenry capable of entrusting a man like him with the Presidency. It will be far easier to limit and undo the follies of an Obama presidency than to restore the necessary common sense and good judgment to a depraved electorate willing to have such a man for their president. The problem is much deeper and far more serious than Mr. Obama, who is a mere symptom of what ails America. Blaming the prince of fools should not blind anyone to the vast confederacy of fools that made him their prince. The Republic can survive a Barack Obama, who is, after all, merely a fool. It is less likely to survive a multitude of fools, such as those who made him their president.”
An interesting commentary. Maybe outsiders, who have not been blinded by the trees and can see the forest, recognize what far too many Americans don't. Decide for yourself.