Sunday, February 14, 2010

Still Confident...

It has been a long time since I posted anything here. Here are a few of the things that have been on my mind the past year.

Why cant Congress do anything ?

Why is the U.S. still in Iraq ?

Why is Guantanmo Bay still open ?

Why haven't any of the causes that created the economic meltdown been corrected ?

Why do the Republicans like it better when the rest of the world hates us ?

Why haven't Bush and Cheney been arrested, or at the very least be called in front of Congress like the British did with Tony Blair?

How can the SCOTUS give corporations the right to spend unlimited money with no restrictions in political contributions and advertising ?

Why does anyone think Sara Palin is qualified to be POTUS ?

Sadly, we are just kicking this can down the road which is all our government is ever able to do. We desperately need term limits in Congress. The average age of a senator is 60 (the oldest ever) and the average age of a member of the House is 55 (the oldest in more than a century). Most of these guys, and certainly the leadership, are so out of touch with the common person. They have been writing laws that only benefit the top 1%. Do you need more than a recent article in Forbes Magazine about the 400 wealthiest Americans to make my point?

...This year, for the first time, everyone in The Forbes 400 has at least $1 billion. The collective net worth of the nation’s wealthiest climbed $120 billion, to $1.25 trillion...

Are you kidding me? 400 people are worth $1.25 trillion !!!
While manufacturing gets shipped overseas, unemployment is over 10%, health insurance costs keep going up, and the rich keep getting richer our Congress decides to hold hearings about a college football playoff system.

The United States is quickly evolving into a 3rd world banana republic with a few ulta-rich and everyone else scambling for the crumbs.

I hope that President Obama can get us headed in the right direction, but he needs to get Reid, Durbin, McConnell, and Kyle under control in the Senate and Pelosi, Hoyer, Boehner, and Cantor under control in the House in order to change direction.

Yes, I am still confident this can happen... but President Obama needs to get a spine and start making things happen.


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