This is a very deep issue that just can't be properly discussed in a forum post. I beleive that people are inherently good, they want to do the right thing. They just don't always know how. That is why we have leaders and followers. Our leaders are not always pure of thought and action, they always seem to have an agenda. The sheep can be lead to whatever ends the leaders choose which is usually towards some self-serving purpose, like making them rich or helping them obtain political power. What happens next is that the followers eventually become jaded and can't distinguish the few real leaders from the posers. I know this is a very jaded view but I'm sorry, I can only be promised change so many times before I want to puke.
A famous movie line, I'm mad as hell and I'm not going to take it anymore comes to mind.
I just don't get it when it comes to jobs and health care why the USA can't figure it out. Anyone who is able bodied and can work should be able to get a job that pays a fair wage. Anyone that works should be able to afford health care for their family. I think it is as simple as that. But no, the insurance companies and the Rx companies need to make more money. The big corporations need to make billions in profits rather then create jobs. I know this sounds socialistic but it is NOT. I think there needs to be a greater responsibility to society. I'm not talking about welfare here, I'm talking about jobs and wages and health care. Somehow they need to work for all Americans. The Dems and Republicans can sit on each side of the isle and point fingers. That just doesn't get it done. Leadership gets it done, bi-partisanship gets it done, co-operation gets it done. I have always said, Don't tell me what you can do, show me what you can do. It is time for our leaders to show up and earn their pay.
Feel free to delete this post if it offends you in your
blog. I am ranting a bit and on my soap box. Sorry!