Thursday, April 07, 2011

Let's Talk Priorities

So, our elected officials and representatives can't get along well enough to balance the budget and the White House says the troops will pay for this derision with their paychecks. That's right, if the House and Senate cannot come to some sort of deficit agreement, President Obama says the troops involved in 3 wars will not receive their paychecks. First, let me say this. President Obama campaigned on the "promise or pretense" we were getting out of Iraq and Afghanistan, which so far he has not delivered, but of course that's not his fault, nothing ever is . . . and now we're in Libya. From everything I've seen in the past couple of years, this administration isn't much different from the last, except the money is now going to Health Insurance along with Big Oil. The Middle Class was immediately termed the working class by this President and to restore the job market, McDonald's is hiring 50,000 people. I just love the way things are being fixed, don't you? I went to town yesterday and noticed gasoline seems to be going up about a dime a week as of late and all the fresh veggies Michelle O. wants everyone to eat, well they've doubled in price since her proclamation. I told someone yesterday, when I saw that avocados were $1.78 a piece, TPTB better watch what they price, or the farm labor will end up going back to their own country. Now back to the people that are supposedly trying to fix the budget. And I say supposedly because the sock puppet theatre is getting pretty dramatic. It's about time for the Prez to get all pensive, Boehner to start crying and Nancy to start "melting" and Harry to have some sort of spell or tizzy. I don't know that I could fix this problem permanently, but I can certainly tell you why these people cannot come up with a budget, and I could move this drama right along. President Obama summed it up well in his announcement to run again for President. He plans to raise $1,000,000,000 [1 Billion] to get a job that will only pay $1,600,000 [1.6 million] over the next four years. Campaigns cost more to run than the elected person can earn in the term, that's both sides of the aisle and the "wingy fringe." Therefore, all of these elected officials have no concept of what it is to have a bottom line. Considering their concept of spending, they have no business messing with anyone's budget! Now, long before the people that are serving the country in three wars get no paycheck and long before the ticket ladies at the museums get laid off, and before the workers of the all the various concession stands and restaurants shutter over the lack of tourists, let's simply make sure the politicians who are so concerned about "we the people" give up their paychecks first. What do they really need a pay check for anyway? We know the White House is the highest level of government housing available and we also know who pays for Air Force 1. The roles have been openly reversed. This administration has taken "transparency" to a new level and it's really more like "in your face." Our so called public servants from both sides of the aisle are positioning themselves to be this nation's plutocrats. Politicians are now American aristocrats! I'm having a real problem with the idea that our own military would be treated as has been suggested by the leader of the Free World, and I'm having a real problem with over 500 representatives that don't seem to care how their silliness impacts our fragile economy. We've already accepted they aren't really going to fix anything, but do they have to make things worse?
Thou shalt not oppress an hired servant that is poor and needy, whether he be of thy brethren, or of thy strangers that are in thy land within thy gates: Torah of Holy Scripture
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