Can the President or the Senate or Congress think in monetary terms of anything UNDER a billion - that's with a 'B' - dollars?
Every single day it seems there is a new request for a billion here, a billion there, a few billion here, a few billion there.....
WHEN DOES IT STOP? Do you remember when a politician asking to spend millions - that's with an 'M' in case you've forgotten - was an outrage? Where is the outrage over spending HUNDREDS OF BILLIONS? Didn't the pols learn anything from the TEA parties? One lesson they probably haven't figured out yet is that they are ALL in trouble. While the media tries to marginalize the turnout, I can promise there were millions, possibly tens of millions, who were not able to be there because of work, taking care of their family & obligations.
Helping those in our country who are working NEVER seems to be at the forefront of spending money. I am sick of the handouts to foreign countries. Who in the world helps us? Our own government despises us except for the money paid in to Washington. Elitists tell us other nations 'hate' us. Yet I believe ordinary people in other nations do not hate us. For the most part, it is the elitists who are hated - both abroad & here in America.
We despise those who are 'do as I say, not as I do' people; those who think they are better because of money or perceived power or whatever has brought them such arrogant ignorance. They are the ones who run around the world apologizing for Americans.
How dare they? I do not want them apologizing for me. I'm a grownup - when I need to apologize, I do so. I pity the those so busy looking down their nose at others when they are the ones who have no clue about the real world.
Aren't you tired of it? When do we help our own citizens - when do they get help? When do they count as more than a bank to be robbed by Washington? When do we tell the politicians they work for US, not the other way around? It will only happen when we REMIND them that they work FOR us. And in what is supposed to be a TEMPORARY job although there are those who have never held a real job except for "public service", i.e. as a politician. It is time to hold every single politician accountable.
During campaigns, the candidates TALK THE TALK. Once elected, I expect them to WALK THE WALK.
Thus far, very few have even worked up to crawling.