The entire country has gone nuts!
Just got home from work and read a little tidbit from the Chicago Tribune.
Jobs aren't coming back...
And then I turned to the opinion page and I read this gem...
So I couldn't help but get to thinking that I needed to move. I'm already looking in Indiana. I'm sure there's enough foreclosures that I can get something wicked cheap. Nice, I get to profit off of someone else's misery.
Now I would have to say that the majority of you, so long as you don't live in Illinois, don't have to deal with the never ending bouts of corruption that we have here. However, I'm sure that you've got your moments.
As I look out over the ruin that has become of the country of my birth, which I gladly and willingly volunteered to give my life for I cannot help but shake my head in utter disbelief.
While millions are out of work, some of whom will never work again. These politicians continue to draw on public funds to line their own pockets and award themselves ever cushier pensions. Ha, a pension. When's the last time that a private sector worker even heard that word?
Work is something that makes a person valuable. Makes a man feel like a man. And I would imagine its the same thing for a woman. I don't know, since I'm not a woman. I don't see how anyone could not want to work. I understand those that don't want to work for someone. But I don't see how any logical, thinking person could not want to work. Earn. Be productive. Be a valuable member of the community. I just don't see how anyone would not want that.
So let's agree for the sake of argument that most people want to work. Where's the problem? And more importantly, how do we fix it?
I've talked about this in the past and its kind of a pet peeve of mine. Whatever happened to Americans acting like...well Americans? When did we become so infantile, so needy, so helpless that every time something goes wrong we look straight to Uncle Sam to fix it for us? Not to mention, the ever increasing levels of power we as a society are more than willing to hand over to our government in order to save ourselves the trouble of having to do things for ourselves. Its truly sickening.
And I do believe that the founding fathers would literally shit themselves if they saw it.
The government bailed out the airlines, they bailed out the banks, they bailed out the auto manufacturers. They spent how many trillions of dollars stimulating the economy and backing up state unemployment benefits and on and on and on.
I have one simple question that, as yet, has not been answered. How many mortgages could the government have paid off with the money they bailed out the banks with? That one always gets me riled up. If the G had used that money to pay off mortgages, then not only would the people have more money to buy shit (stimulate the economy), but the banks would have been flush with all that cash from the recently settled mortgage debt. Sounds to me like a win/win all around. Ya know, two birds with one stone. But I'm just a worker bee.
Oh, oh the banks had people's money. If the government hadn't bailed them out the people would've lost their money.
Wrong. The FDIC insures your deposits up to $100,000 or something like that. If your money was in an account that was uninsured, well then sorry. You should've picked an account that was. You rolled the proverbial dice and lost. Not the taxpayers problem.
Oh, oh what about all the people that would've been out of work without the auto bailout?
What about them? Its not the government's job to make sure that a bunch of workers in Michigan who have been being well overpaid for years now with ridiculous pensions that no thinking person could believe were sustainable. But once again, regardless of that, its not the governments job to make sure that you or I have one.
What is the government's answer to all of this? More and more government regulation, bigger government, and more and more government employees. I have worked for the government in one capacity of another since I was 19. And let me enlighten you with one simple fact. It is unarguable. It is not theory, it is fact. There is no flip side.
WHATEVER THE GOVERNMENT TOUCHES, IT FUCKS UP!!!
Get that through your precious little skulls. There is no way around it.
More and more of your paychecks will fly away as the government gets bigger and bigger until it damn near collapses under the stress of its own weight.
What part of simple economics do people not understand? First of all the government has no incentive to do things cheaply, and efficiently. They have no incentive to cut their size. As a matter of fact the only thing the government has an incentive to do is grow. The bigger they get, the more people are dependent on them for their livelihoods, the more likely they are to get reelected to make themselves that much bigger in order to make more people dependent on them so that they get reelected...and on and on. You see the vicious cycle into which we are gladly plunging ourselves?
Freest nation on the planet? I don't think so. This county seems to have been bought and paid for. We have created a class of politician that worries nothing about the well being of the nation. They simply live election to election and draw their ridiculous pensions in the process. Oh yeah, they get a pension after only one term. Anyone ever had a job that throws out a pension after only 2 or 4 or 6 years? Didn't think so.
They have all got to go. Obama, on down. We're headed down a road that will lead us straight into the abyss. We may have slipped too far down the hole already. But if we gotta go out, we might as well go out with a fight.
That's why I'm calling on everyone that reads this to vote against any incumbent. Any and all incumbents gotta go. I don't care if the only challenger is an illiterate oxygen thief. They'll be better than what we've got now.
Find out who's in office now, and vote for someone else. If there is no challenger, write Mud Puppy into the ballot.
Maybe if we rise up and throw every single one of these mother fuckers out then the next round will be at least a little concerned about doing whats best for the nation. Who knows? Stranger things have happened. I mean some where over the past few years we voluntarily left behind everything that made America great, and jumped on the socialism bandwagon.
I mean, how is it that a body of lawmakers or any body for that matter can be allowed to exist that votes on its own compensation package?
I realize there are probably a few million holes in my argument but this was just a rant. So now I'm done. But at least think about it.
I love you Mom...