Sorry to all my readers (all 3 or 4 of you) for the long hiatus. I didn't intend to take the last few months off from updating my blog, but the craziness of life has prevented me from taking the time to sit down and focus long enough to actually write something. It certainly hasn't been for a lack of topics to write about as a lot has happened, especially politically, in the last few months. The biggest thing is he healthcare reform bill that was finally rammed through Congress and passed into law despite overwhelming disapproval from the American people. While I don't foresee any immediate problems, I believe the long term effect of this law will be devastating to our nation as taxes will inevitably rise to pay for it and the quality of health care will inevitably decline. I believe this is only the first step in the process of dismantling our economic system as we slowly continue to move toward a socialist structure.
The bailout of the banks last year was also a step in that direction. The federal government now has even more control of our healthcare and our money. We've seen how well that has worked in other countries: riots in the streets, high unemployment, poor quality healthcare, bankrupt governments, etc. For some reason our liberal leaders seem to think what has failed in other countries will work here as long as we trust them. Their pompous elitism makes me nauseous. I can tolerate most traits in people, but arrogance is not one of them. They promise to take care of us as they slowly take away our freedom and choices in the marketplace. This is of course all done with our money, which they seem to think they can mange better than us apparently. Now I may not be the best money manager in the world (sorry honey), but when I look at the size of the deficit it's obvious that our government doesn't have a clue how to manage money.
The thought of giving them more so they can "take care of us" is frightening. I'd rather take my chances on my own and if I fail so be it. The problem is they will never admit when they fail, they only blame the "evil" corporations and ask for more money from us. They have always failed to realize that those "evil" corporations are who provide jobs and a stable economy, not the federal government. By the way I'm not just pointing my finger at the democrats, the republicans are just as much to blame. In fact, maybe more so as they claim to be conservative, but fail to stand up and fight for what they say they believe in.
Wow it feels good to get that off my chest. I can't go this long without writing again. It just gets too pent up and I start to get crabby. I could go on, but I don't want to bore everyone.
On a lighter note, I'm glad spring is finally here. School is almost out for the summer, we're in the middle of softball season (go Purple Sox), high school football camp is coming up in a few weeks (go Patriots), my youngest daughter's dance recital is in a few weeks, and our trip to Disney is getting close. I love summer. I just wish I had the summer off like the kids do. I knew I should have been a teacher.