I hate to say it Lantec...but the economy is going to get a lot worse before it even begins to get any better. And we are NOT in a recession...we ARE in a depression...let's call it what it is. And the ones to blame for this is "everyone." No one is blameless! Bush may be an asshole...but at least he got off his ass and did something...even if it was misguided...and everyone let him. People have become fat and lazy and only concerned about getting rich quick..."It's my money and I want it now!" Throwing money at failed banks is just crazy. Voting for novelty presidents is even crazier! When I hear the reasons why someone votes a president into office it makes my skin crawl...it has nothing to do with the issues and has everything to do with how they dress...who they screwed...how cute is the wife...what dress she's wearing...stupid reasons for voting someone into office...it's just insanity! Going to war with no clear agenda in hand is crazy. Giving billions of dollars to countries to help rebuild them that they just loose is crazy. Continuing a pointless drug war that has surely failed is crazy. Not reining in insurance companies that just rip people off is crazy. The list goes on and on and really the only ones to blame are the people for allowing it to continue. Allowing illegal immigrant to flow over our borders unchecked is crazy. And on and on it goes.
Here's some forgotten words by some great leaders and men that cared that still ring true today. These words should be pinned to everyone's walls so they don't forget.
"You need only reflect that one of the best ways to get yourself a reputation as a dangerous citizen these days is to go about repeating the very phrases which our founding fathers used in the struggle for independence."
~ Charles A. Beard ~
"A great civilization is not conquered from without until it has destroyed itself from within. The essential cause of Rome's decline lay in her people, her morals, her class struggle, her failing trade, her bureaucratic despotism, her stifling taxes, her consuming wars..."
~ Will Durant - (American historian - 1944) ~
"Power concedes nothing without a demand. It never did, and it never will. Find out just what people will submit to, and you have found out the exact amount of injustice and wrong which will be imposed upon them; and these will continue till they have resisted with either words or blows, or with both. The limits of tyrants are prescribed by the endurance of those whom they suppress."
~ Frederick Douglas ~
"If there be a principle that ought not to be questioned within the United States, it is that every man has a right to abolish an old government and establish a new one.
~ James Madison ~
"There will never be a free and enlightened State until the State comes to recognize the individual as a higher and independent power, from which all its own power and authority are derived, and treats him accordingly."
~ Henry David Thoreau ~
No one stands up to fight for these things anymore...they just grumble and go back to their safe little lives. We need a serious revolution in this country if we are going to take it back and get on the right track. We need to get politics out of our lives and bring these politicians back to working for us and not against us. This almost rockstar status they seem to hold is nauseating and it needs to stop. Voting themselves a raise need to stop. How would you like your employees doing that! We need to create an environment in Washington where "they" fear loosing their jobs every day...not us. I know I'm wasting my time saying all thee things because no one cares. But I am absolutely disgusted with the people in this county anymore. I'm sick and tired of hearing how some president fixed this or that when they haven't done shit. The people of this country are the ones that make things happen...not one single man. New laws being written because "one person" has a gripe needs to stop. Old laws that are being ignored need to be enforced! Politicians (civil servants) need to be held accountable to the highest standards and punished under the strictest laws for failing to serve the people. Government incomes need to be held to the same standard of living as the rest of us. When was the last time you got a raise? During the period from 1975 to about 1999 congress got an increase of pay that went from $44,600.00 to $157,105.00!! Has anyone else's income increased that much during that time!? And we work a hell of a lot harder than they do!!! What the hell is wrong with people!?
The National Debt Clock. Watch your kids futures go down the toilet in real time! http://www.usdebtclock.org/ If you listen close you can hear the giant sucking sound!
"One of the greatest delusions in the world is the hope that the evils in this world are to be cured by legislation."
~ Thomas Reed - (Speaker of the House of Representatives - 1886) ~
"Those who make peaceful revolution impossible will make violent revolution inevitable."
~ President John F. Kennedy ~
"Liberty will not descend to a people; a people must raise themselves to liberty; it is a blessing that must be earned before it can be enjoyed."
~ Charles Colton ~
"I heartily accept the motto, 'That government is best which governs least'; ... Carried out, it finally amounts to this, which also I believe -- 'That government is best which governs not at all'; and when men are prepared for it, that will be the kind of government they will have."
~ Henry David Thoreau ~
As far as the job market there is absolutely no reason for unemployment! We have a situation right now regarding our future fuel and transportation needs and we have numerous things at our disposal that can and will solve those problems and many more and put people back to work for a very long time. But because of the ignorance of politicians and the apathy of the people it will not get done and just continue to get worse. What's happening right now to our economy has been sanctioned by the people...yet they still do nothing to stop it. We also have a failing infrastructure happening across the country....put people to work fixing it! It's not like we don't have any jobs out there...they just don't want to spend the money to do it. We need to stop this idea that government is going to fix our problems! They caused the problem!!!!! And we helped!!!! Hello!!!! Is anybody home!????
OH! I didn't cause this! I had nothing to do with this! I didn't do a thing! Right...the people didn't do a damn thing to stop this. So....how's that working out for everyone? Hey...I hear cat food is going on sale soon....better stock up!
"Before their thunder roars, there is a period of anticipation, in which more occurs than the literal minded tyrant can ever understand. A few overt acts of sedition shatter the heavy peace. But the greater force, unrecognized, rolls forward in near silence, as millions of individuals quietly withdraw their consent from the state. The pundits call it apathy. They could not be more wrong."
~ Claire Wolfe (101 Things To Do 'Til The Revolution) ~
"Those who seek to be truly free, must abolish any form of government which takes property from one in order to give to another, regardless of reason or rationale. Such a redistribution of wealth is little more than government sanctioned theft. Each man must be free to choose with whom he will share his time, his energy, his friendship, and the fruits of his labor as he sees fit. Government coercion and intervention in these areas is nothing less than tyranny."
"The right of revolution is an inherent one. When people are oppressed by their government, it is a natural right they enjoy to relieve themselves of the oppression, if they are strong enough, whether by withdrawal from it, or by overthrowing it and substituting a government more acceptable."
~ Ulysses S. Grant - "Personal Memoirs" (1885) ~
Viva Le revolution! Hey...the Simpsons are on! The revolution can wait!
Oh...and in the last 19 months I lost my job of 22 years...(working disabled for 3)...due to the economy and that people can't even afford a newspaper anymore.