I want to get up on my roof right now and scream and yell, unfortunately I would probably be taken to the psych ward instead of taken seriously. Our country is headed for complete and total ruin. Yes, ruin. I understand the nation being excited for change and believing it is going to happen, but I have something to tell you. Its not.
BTW - this is not a complaint on the current administration. The American People elected this Congress & the President and that's that people get over it if you don't like it - or vote accordingly in the next election. I just don't like some of the current ideas being thrown around. I also am sick of the Democrats and Republicans blaming the other one for all the problems. SHUT UP AND WORK TOGETHER I SAY.
This is not a big surprise to most people at least most people over a certain age. We have seen a trend, but newer voters they just see change. They see a Democrat instead of a Republican, they see the first African American President, a man who's going to fight for the little person. I have a secret to tell you. Politicians, regardless of whether they are Republican or Democrat, are going to fight for their own agenda (and livelihood) every time. Over the past decade I have been pretty diligent about voicing my opinions to the representatives I have in the House and in the Senate. I also communicate with my State Representatives. Where has it gotten me - not very far. What was satisfying was to tell a current political representative, while I was in line to vote, that I wasn't supporting him this year because not once did he respect the opinion I voiced to him and as my elected official - which I thought that was his job. I completely agree that something has to change to help our country, but the current stimulus package is not going to do it. Building a new building for Homeland Security and then furnishing it at a total of 1.1 billion dollars is not going to stimulate the economy. Socializing medicine is going to screw up medicare and dramatically lower salaries for healthcare professionals. Mind you health care is a growing field - it won't be if what is written in the current package passes. Unless you are going to start paying for the educations of doctors they are not going to spend hundreds of thousands of dollars to get an education and then make less than their yard man. My husband's salary would probably be cut in half. I have health insurance and I'm going broke paying what they don't pay. I am also paying almost as much for medical insurance as I am for my house each month. But to socialize medicine - which is what President Obama is talking about no matter what he says is not going to help the economy.
I love that they want to replace all the government cars with hybrids. Yea going green, but couldn't we replace them as they wear out instead of just buying a fleet of cars. Seriously, how can buying a bunch of hybrids (mind you the car companies that are failing are not making hybrids) going to solve the economy?
I love the idea of a tax credit to buy houses, but people, if you you don't have a job or you are now under-employed like most of us who still have jobs how the heck are you going to afford to buy a house. Shoot how are you going to afford to sell the one you got. And don't get me started about bailing out people who's homes have lost value. Its call free market economy. HELLO!?! Is everyone awake out there? Sometimes I wonder. Are we going to start bailing out people who's stock has gone down in price. Oh Congress, my car has gone down in value too, can I get a check or a tax credit or something. I'll tell you what I need - a way to get out of my car lease. Yes, I am so screwed with the car lease. When I was flush - it so made sense, but now that the economy has tanked can you fix that for me?
I don't have all the answers, but I do know that we don't manufacture anything anymore. Maybe we should start doing that. Maybe we should bring call centers back to the US instead of handing them out to other countries. Maybe we should accept the fact that you can't be so greedy about needing a raise or additional benefits, there are people out there that can't feed themselves and unions are not giving in to concessions. Heck, the current stimulus package is going to give money to Hollywood. Tell me why do we need to do that?
I'm sick to my stomach with all this stuff - Bush pushed thru a stimulus package, now in less than 6 months we are going to push another one thru. That will make something like 1.5 trillion bucks. Where is the money coming from and how come there is NOTHING in there that is going to help my situation.
Somewhere I know it says that the government is suppose to work for the people of that country, but I think the government didn't get the memo. Thank you for your time and allowing me to vent. I feel much better.