Thursday, February 28, 2013

Stand Up for Yourselves

I'm more than a little pissed off about our govt. these days. I guess the economy is getting better for them, but it was never bad for them, either. I worked construction for 30 years, (until our brown brothers took it over), always paid in my fair share, never complained about it, but now I have to do tricks, just to get the little $275.00 a week that is now unemployment. I had hoped for some sort of retirement, eventually, but even that is gone. When is someone in charge going to take responsibility for screwing up? Any time I took a job from another superintendent, it was my responsibility from that day forward. Why do politicians get a free pass, and a paycheck? The best healthcare in the world, secret service protection, speaking engagements, book deals, etc. Is that not enough? We are literally starving, out here, while D.C. has lavish parties on our dime. Since I paid in over 30 years, dont I get at least 1 invitation?  No, if for no other reason, than I wont kiss their asses. It's time for Americans to say "No more for me, thanks". But the average American has become so docile, and afraid of the government, that nearly everyone says nothing. So what can we do? Stop electing officials, that we know for a fact, are thieves, and crooks. If a Senator, or Congress-person is caught embezzling, or de-frauding the taxpayers, then they should be punished, like every other criminal. The prison and jail systems are already overcrowded, what difference will a few more make? And I'm not talking about Club-Fed. Send them to Parchman in MS, or Angola in LA, or one of the Super-max pens built fot the worst of the worst. They are bad guys too, right? Just because they make the laws, should not mean they can bend them to their will. But, like I said before, Americans are sheep. Tell them where to go, what to do, and the majority will do as they are told, even if they know it's wrong. This is not 1967, we are now in 2013. Hip-Hop is the most popular form of music, nowdays. I guess it is OK that the words lady and woman have been replaced by" Bitch" and" Ho". It does'nt sound as nice, but who am I to judge? I grew up in a different America. One where respect was earned, not given. Manners meant something. Children were polite, and never dared argue with their parents.Oh, well, guess we're losing touch with reality. Just give the kids BMW's, and Mercedes for graduation, because very few have been taught the same work ethic that our generation was taught. By the way, what comes after a "Trillion"? We had better find out, if we dont know already, because it wont be long. Back to my rant.I started driving a tow truck, after the housing bubble burst, and did pretty well, until "Cash for Clunkers" came along, and the auto bailout didnt help us any, either. But I guess it's more important for 25,000 auto workers to make $68,000.00 annually, just for installing a screw, or maybe even a fender. We, as a nation, should tell our leaders that we're tired of working for someone that only takes advantage of us. Put someone in charge, who has a little common sense, and wont just blatently steal, or screw us out of our money. I'll never seeany of the SSI that I paid in, but I have to live with that.As does every other American over the age of 40. Remember, this is the "New Normal"...

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