Are you sick yet? Washington is sure making me sick these days. Over the weekend a friend started talking about our President, and I abruptly asked him to stop. Why? Because I started feeling nauseous. This guy just doesn’t get it. I don’t know what planet he’s from, but we can’t continue to try to spend our way out of debt. It’s time to take a long hard look at entitlements and government handouts to hopefully set this sinking ship back afloat.
In addition, now Mr. Obama has decided to play on the emotions of the American people by threatening, “I cannot guarantee that those checks (Social Security) go out on August 3rd, if we haven’t resolved this issue.”
Really, do you feel better Mr. President after striking fear in the hearts of our elderly and the people that worked hard to make this a great country prior to your arrival? I didn’t hear the President say anything about his own check, or pay for members of congress, and there was not one word about welfare.
As for our U.S. Congressmen and women on both sides of the aisle, they too are pretty low on my list. All of this partisan malarkey could possibly do a number on Wall Street. All you folks with investment accounts might want to keep an eye on the stock market in the coming days, just in case these so-called geniuses in Washington do not come to some kind of agreement.
Talking about government handouts, I watched a video last week of a news broadcast from an Atlanta television station that shared information about how US tax dollars have been used to help revitalize and improve mosques in areas like Egypt, Cyprus and Mali. Some $770 million was spent in Cairo, Egypt to revitalize the city’s sewer system that was causing problems for a mosque. In case you missed that, yes I said $770,000,000.00. That’s $770 million that could have been used to cut our deficit, or better yet, helped American cities and citizens that are experiencing problems with sewer systems and infrastructure.
The government’s explanation for this travesty...it stated that it is trying to build relationships with Muslims by giving them our tax dollars. What do we get in return? Higher gas prices due to higher prices for imported oil from mainly Islamic countries. These people, we are trying to pacify, are truly laughing at us all the way to the bank.