You Got It — Use it!Posted: October 4, 2008
Now, people, c’mon. Really. Put your “thinking caps” on, as my fourth grade teacher used to say. Take a look around. Note the new jobless figures. Note the declining value of your home. Note the bank failures. Note Wall Street and what our lawmakers in Washington just had to do — a shameful $700 billion bailout in the biggest government intervention in the financial system since the Great Depression. We’re in dire shape, the president said, pushing this passage from his position in a party that promotes less government. He’s in the last of his 96 months in office.
All these failures and depressing signs and fears come to us now after a $600 stimulus check went to every citizen in the country who paid or didn’t pay taxes last year. (Yes, my mother got one, and she is 87 and hasn’t paid taxes in twenty years…so if that thang had anything to do with taxes, I’ll eat my hat.)
And people, c’mon now, what about those supposed tax refunds doled out over the past several years to put money back into the economy to keep it strong? Did that work? Huh, did it? Or did you even get one? I got one the first year, but after that, nada. “Where’s my tax refund that the president keeps talking about?” I asked my accountant, who instantly replied, “Those tax refunds were not intended for people who have to work for a living, like you and me.” So the refunds went out, I assume, to people who did not have to work, and my original question…did they work? Duh. Obviously not. I say again, LOOK AROUND. Look at the shape we’re in.
Our country is sick and broken and needs to be fixed.
That’s why I proudly support Barack Obama. He’s the man for the job, the man who shares my values, and the one I trust my country to.
Besides, now that I am going to be a grandmother, for the sake of little Jillian Autumn or Lucy Channing or Axle Hardy or Winston Jagger, I want hope, I want there to be a solid USA in 2012. We have one chance for that.
Let’s don’t blow it.