Tuesday, March 24, 2009

We need to relax and get a grip people!

There is a level of fury and anger in this country lately that is so frightening to me. I wonder if this is the effects of the pent up frustration of the last 10 years or so. We are upset these days about the President laughing on 60 mins, him taking time to go on Jay Leno or ESPN to fill out brackets, an unfortunate blunder about the Special Olympics, calling for the Treasury Secretary to resign after *60* days on the job with no staff of his own, How dare Michelle Obama wear sleeveless clothing, we spend too much, we don't spend enough, How come we are helping people stay in their houses when I've paid my mortgage, how come we give more unemployment benefits when 92% of us are still working......

It goes ON and ON and ON. Where was this level of hatred: when we invaded Iraq for false reasons, sending many troops into harm's way and ultimately their death; had our civil liberties taken away which is what makes this country so great, our freedom; tortured people who were likely innocent and even if they weren't we TORTURED them; allowed and still allow people in New Orleans to be displaced by Hurricane Katrina; allow 42 million people to go without healthcare....

Where was the hatred and anger then? Now we are upset about bonuses that are totalling .001 % of the $$ they received by the TARP. Don't get me wrong.... I hate that they got that money when they basically destroyed the company.... but Where was the hatred as the Congress DEREGULATED the business industry? I mean, after all, Wall Street does things that infuriate us, but are technically legal.

We need to move on. We need to give this administration a chance. Everyone needs to simmer down and give them time to put their plans into action. It's an embarrassment to watch our elected officials in Congress behave the way they are. They just squabble with each other when they need to get their asses off the TV and into the Capitol building and get some freakin' work done. Zip the lips and write some new regulations. Get Americans healthcare. Get a green market established.

We elected them to work for US! Not the other way around. Why do we never feel like we DESERVE to have healthcare paid for us... or vacation time... or free higher education. Many citizens are fighting this and I can't understand it. They should be doing this for US... It's our money after all and it should be buying us something sustainable and substantial.

Please, I encourage you all. Keep reaching out to our legislators and tell them what you WANT. It seems these days as they make their decisions on getting votes to be re-elected... Well, if that's the case then we all need to make our needs known.

2 comments:

Lil' Woman said...

I absolutely love reading your blog, and agree 100%...if only many more people could see things thru your eyes.

Ang said...

Amen, God forbid we have a President who is in touch with America!