Tuesday, March 3, 2009

We need the government.

I'm off my flu bed to say a couple of things.

I'm sick of all the crap I'm hearing about how the government is a bunch of evil beaurocrats. But the truth of the matter is, we've seen what can happen when there are no government interventions. Regulations are needed to keep us safe. Look at all the deadly food recalls and toys from China.

Now, I know Republicans are good people. My dad is one. But the point I don't get is that they are all up in arms about the deficit and what it will do to our children and grandchildren. Rightfully so... I'm concerned too, although I have a different opinion about it. But why aren't they concerned about what the lessoning of gov't regulations will do to this earth that they are going to leave to those same children/grandchildren. They are complaining about the fees that are going to be placed for carbon based products. That it might raise prices. Well, that's the way it is. You pay more for higher quality products. What life will it be if the budget is balanced but our kids can't breathe properly.

A good friend of mine said yesterday....that she doesn't get this about conservatives.
"They ALWAYS spout off about "too much government" but they want laws tellin' me who I can marry, if I have to have a baby, what my religion should be..."

Our country is an investment. We need to educate our children better, provide people with healthcare so they can be productive members of their families, and get going on green technology that will get us producing again. I don't think the private sector can be trusted alone with such an important task.


Ang said...

hey jen you won our weekly giveaway last week. if you could just email me your address, i wil send out your sign. I have the bug too, so stinky.

Michelle said...

Oh, I am so glad to have stumbled across your blog! What a breath of fresh air. So nice to see there are other liberal, working moms who know that "family values" does not HAVE to equal neocon values. I look forward to following your blog from now on!