Posts Tagged ‘government’

Stalemate

May 17, 2011

Our politicians need to find a way to move forward.  We have a House controlled by republicans and the Senate is controlled by democrats.  They need to work together to get any legislation passed.  It is time to get creative.  It is time to look for common ground and a new approach.  It is time to work together.  We are currently at stalemate and with a stalemate, nobody wins.

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Finally Election Day

November 2, 2010

I am so tired of political ads on television and political calls at home.  I am glad that election day is finally here if for no other reason than I am ready for a break from the commercials and the calls.

I don’t pay attention to the ads.

I hang up on the calls.

They both still annoy me.

I did read something in the paper yesterday that bothered me.  A Republican leader stated that his two goals were “no compromise” after the election today, and to “win back the White House”.

I would like to suggest a different goal.

Work together with other elected officials to find ways to achieve the common good.

I can dream can’t I?

2nd Stimulus Package

December 10, 2009

President Obama is pushing for a second stimulus package.  He seems to think that we can spend our way out of economic trouble. 

That would be fine, if we had the money to spend.  When we continuously borrow money to pay for our ever-increasing programs we are headed towards economic disaster instead of economic recovery.  Instead of adding to the deficit, in the hopes of recovery, we should be reducing our spending.  Our economy will recover on its own if we quit adding to the burden placed upon the business world.  When families overspend, they go bankrupt.  When businesses overspend, they go out of business.  What will happen if our government continues to overspend?

It won’t be good.

Brain Drain??

October 27, 2009

I read an article the other day about the steep reduction in pay being forced upon the executives of the large banks that had received a government bailout.  The concern that was expressed was that these individuals were brilliant in their fields, and that if they were not paid what they thought they  were worth, that they would quit their jobs to work for someone else.

If they are so brilliant, then why did the government need to bail them out?

For most people, if their area of responsibility had failed miserably, they would be looking for a new job, not cashing bonus checks.  Are they going to put on their resume  “We oversaw the destruction of our last company, now what can we do for you”???

If the government had not bailed them out, either they would have worked themselves out of the hole, or they would have been fired and replaced, or their entire business would be consumed by other businesses that were run more efficiently.  The business world can take care  of itself.  The strong survive, the weak are devoured.

Why did we interfere?

The Day After

January 21, 2009

Well, the party is over.  We have a new president.  Many people are filled with hope and excitement for the future.  Today is President Obama’s first day on the job and it will be interesting to see what the future holds for us.  He ran a good campaign.  He gives great speeches.  We will see if he can truly govern.

What I am impressed with, is that this country has had eight years of political turmoil.  There has been negative press ever since the Supreme Court finalized the election eight years ago.  The bitterness and anger has rumbled throughout our country with ever increasing clamor.

However, it did not turn to bloodshed.  There was no violent uprising.  There were no shots fired in our land for political reasons.  No one was arrested for expressing their views on the government.  The turmoil was expressed in print and voice.  Our country has survived a rocky transition of political power.  The Democrats are now in charge. 

I encourage all Americans of faith to pray for America, to pray for our leadership, and to seek to work together for the greater good.

The party is over.  The work begins.