Thursday, June 30, 2011

Where does America END?

     As I read through the News this morning I am flabbergasted by all of the hand-outs or the idea that this country, the good ol' U.S.A., can dig any further into debt. Where does fiscal responsibility start?
     We all know that everything in life has a beginning, middle and an end, or a start, change and stop. If you didn't know this...whoops, my bad! (And yes, there is no Easter bunny or Satan Clause) lol. America had a rough start, changed quite a bit over the past two centuries, and as it looks now, will be coming to an abrupt end if things don't change drastically.
     This morning in particular I see that HUD has a billion dollars to give away in $50k increments to people who are behind on their home loans. To top it off, the people who receive the money may not have to pay any of it back if they stay in the home for another five years. When does it end?
     I don't necessarily want people to become homeless, but really, is it fair to those who are working and making payments on property that is upside down? What ever happen to pulling one's self up by the boot straps? If you lose your house, you make due; you regroup and build yourself back up. What happens when the people who take the $50k to repay their late loans eventually default again because they're out of work? So, what happens, the bank has received past payments, a boatload/influx of taxpayer money and still takes back the house. I'm telling ya, when I grow up, I want to be a Bank!
     This morning there are suggestions of raising the country's debt ceiling. Well hey, instead of raising the availability of cash that doesn't exist, how about if we stop giving away cash to other countries that have screwed us for years? Why don't we take Kadafi out (and I don't mean to dinner) and take all of his oil? If we're going to raid a country or overthrow a dictator, then let's be in-humane about it. Why cut his throat and then dress him up nice? Americans are footing the bill for too many issues, and it will, at some point, have to end; whether we want it to or not.
     Other country leaders are already looking for the monetary system that can replace the U.S. dollar. Yes, leaders are having meetings and not inviting the U.S.. The only reason we're still the leader of the free world is because of our ability to create money. The U.S. dollar is what all monies are measured against, but not for long. Again, everything has a start, change and stop, a beginning, middle and an end. Rome fell, the wall in Germany came down, North and South Korea are hashing it out. If you don't think the U.S. can fall, well, I have some beach front property in the Everglades for sale...CHEAP!
     I don't want to give up on America, but with the direction our leaders have taken us, what other alternatives are there? They took the straps off the boots! We're expected to continue paying taxes to a system that is run like the SS of Nazi Germany; not at all in favor of the citizens of this country. One has to ask, "Is this all for naught?" "Is it really the end?" "There has to be a turning point, doesn't there?"
     In his book, Down the Drain, available at  Vince Mancino talks about how our government does everything it can for other countries, while we work our asses off just to get by. Anyone heard of the Federal government not allowing Arizona to handle an "illegal" alien problem? We're throwing hundreds of billions of dollars to others who hate us, instead of paying it into our debt. Doesn't this piss you off? Your government is not supporting you, the person that pay the bills through your tax dollars, but instead, basically spits in your face the way many middle easterners would if you walked down their streets. They like your money, they just don't like you.
     Where did the beginning of the end all start? It started with a misconception of what winning is all about. When soccer started in this country the message was, everyone gets to play, no matter how good you one is allowed to sit out for most of the game. Then the idea rolled over into baseball, the new declaration (started 20+ years ago) was that, "nobody wins or loses, we're just here to play." So, young children the ages of five and six have this idea drummed into their brain, into their subconscious, that no one ever wins or loses, and that they're just here to play a game. They grow up and have little care about winning or losing, they're just here, nothing really matters. Twenty years later, you see it in the workforce; kids that don't care, it doesn't really matter, I can live at home with mom and dad if I don't like my job, they'll take care of goes on and builds. Sure, there will be some kids that rise to leadership roles, but I would wager good money (not U.S. currency) that they were brought up the old fashion, boot strappin' way; by parents that taught them to WIN.
     A Junkie has to hit rock bottom before they can even consider making a change. Our politicians, like the Junkie, obviously have glazed over eyes that won't allow them to see reality or understand that they're heading straight for a cliff (the end). What is your backup plan? Like a real Junkie who steals for his next high, the politicians are stealing from you, the taxpayer, not for their high, but so they don't have to confront their high.

Hmm, maybe we just need to go back to the ballpark and remember why it's called a we have a target to aim for, so we can WIN.

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