Until we become personally affected by financial loss and until our own family member faces a death sentence without any means of affording to live, we neither sympathize or empathize with the plight of our fellow Americans who are facing mountains of debt – we “apathize” – a new term I coined that defines people who really don’t care UNTIL they become personally affected.
The stimulus plan is a huge failure. 9.5 percent unemployment with job loses of 467,000 in the month of June. So, officially we are out of 4.4 million jobs. How is the “create and or save jobs” working for you now sales man-in-chief?
As a political advisor, and writer, I find myself scouring the Internet on a regular basis for articles and information that I deal with current political issues. From time to time, I will find one that will cause me to slap my head with frustration. Usually, these articles tend to have a title like, “President Bush is a Lizard Man in Disguise.” In this case, this article, which is meant to guide immigrants to this country, gives a horribly misleading picture of what has happened.
Was it easy? Not according to the President: “I constantly struggle with it,” Obama said while pitching comprehensive health care reform at a White House news conference.
If we are indeed a banana republic, then a company (or a person for that matter) can arrive laden with coins, bestow them on someone hungry for coins, and the donor can then expect to have his will be done by the recipient of those coins. In short, if we are a banana republic, then the money filling political coffers is not donations, it is bribes. In such a system, if Mr. Obama took their money, he owes them. Are we a banana republic? Does he “owe” his donors? Is it tit for tat in American politics after all?
What is to come in the next decade? Two of my grandchildren will graduate from high school. I will be approaching retirement towards the end. My husband will retire at the end of the decade. I also know as of June 2010 I will have one more grandchild.
Blood further quotes Senator Blanche Lincoln of Arkansas who says to the voters “I know you’re mad at Washington. Well, shouldn’t she have said “me” since she voted for the health reform?
What does the health-care law mean to me? The Washington Post, March 21, 2010 – This is the tool I used for my self-analysis. Enter your current insurance status, number of people in your household, adjusted gross income and marital status to see how it will impact you.