Friday, July 30, 2010

Foolish Little Girls

Here our President appears on the View.  Wow, so exciting. As usual he is doing important work?

He should quit his day job and join these ladies full time.  All that talent going to waste.

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

AMERICA HAS CHANGED - but you need to be old enough to know it.

I grew up in the 60's and 70's.  Not the greatest time , not the worst.  We had our share of crap.  Vietnam, 4 students killed in Kent Ohio, fires in DC and Philly. 120 cities had riots in 1968.  Even so low, they killed our President, JFK.   But that was not enough, they killed Martin Luther King and JFK brother, Robert.

The sixties had a lot of racial unrest and other problems. We were not too modern - had no cellphones in those days. And even without cell phones we functioned.  But America had a wonderful appeal. Not like today.  Today America is roads, interstates, and houses, and places to shop.  And we keep building houses.  Ask why?  Maybe so people can move into to theses homes and then foreclose on them.


Here is what changed.  Government was smaller then.  Today government tries to control too much of us.  Almost everything we do.  We can thank Obama and the Democrats for this.  They write laws that are not read, and only serve a few. The government spends too much.  Our debt is out of control.

We have new words and phases we did not use in the sixties and seventies.   Here are a few.

1.  Politically correct.
2.  Trillion dollar deficit
3.  Never let a good crisis go to waste
4.  Jihad and  Al-Qaeda
5.  Terrorist.
6.  TARP- Troubled asset relief program
7.  Military  rules of engagement.
8. Cell phones

We have government, banking and corporate greed at unprecedented levels.  We have
government, banking and corporate corruption at unprecedented levels.

 Today our corporations and banks are demonized by some.  Years ago this is where America worked.  we love companies and banks, now they are hated.

America changed when we lost  manufacturing jobs.  This was the beginning of the end.  Did you think we could possibly run America on McDonalds,  ExxonMobil gas stations and Citi bank??

We need to make stuff.  We do not need a another stock brokerage. On line or other wise.  If you do not have a job you cannot invest.

All the laws and regulations that Congress has written and passed are not looked at until there is a crisis - like the BP oil spill.  Was this an accident caused be Government lack of attention or just corporate greed? Or did the government like its relationship with big oil, especially when big oil gave big campaign pledges to politicians? 

Goldman Sachs is accused of fraud by the SEC. Was it legitimate or just plain greed?  The banks spend millions of dollars to lobby for what they want.  More corruption.

The world has changed too.
Greece is nearly Bankrupt. Certain members of the great European Union are in trouble - PIIGS. Portugal, Ireland, Italy, Greece and Spain. 
 This is what happens when you spend more than you take in.This where we are headed.

If America is going to survive, some things must change.

Out debt, what we owe to China, and  our deficits must decrease.  They  simply cannot continue to increase at the present rate.
We cannot continue to give monetary aide to foreign countries. We need to stop buying our friends.
We need a balanced budget, ASAP.  Federal and all states.
States can no longer give teachers and union workers lucrative pensions,  that have been underfunded and were not contributed to by their union members.
We spend to much on two wars that we cannot win. We need to leave the middle east alone, and get out of there.
Foreign countries are surpassing us in math and science. Foreign countries send more kids to college than we do, and more get technical degrees.  More girls go to college than boys.

We all have to ask ourselves, What has happened to our country?