The budget bill was just reported as dead in the water, with Obama soundly rebuking it and the GOP. My problem is not that I disagree with all the policies–how could I? I haven’t read them.
My problem, and I don’tbelieve I’m alone in this, is, I don’t trust any of them anymore. While I strongly believe it’s wrong to lump everyone in a group together, and there may be the odd duck (politician) out there who doesn’t fall in to this category I truly believe that their primary motivation for the plans they make is reelection. Numbers are what matter to them, with the welfare of the country a distant second.
I don’t post this with the intent of political debate. I don’t take political sides–they are all corrupt. I’m just so frustrated. It’s the weasel going round and round the mulberry bush. The system is broken, and needs an overhaul.
The fix for our country won’t be easy. It will require everyone to take what will surely be bad medicine. We are in a mess, and trying to make everyone happy is not thesolution. It seems very much to me like when your child makes a mistake, sometimes in the fixing of it everyone suffers a little.
But politicians, because they want to be reelected make promises to people and groups that can give them something in return. As a people, how long before the kicked dog bites back? How long before a revolution, or a civil war, depending on your perspective?
I don’t want to see either, but every day I see these headlines, my gut gets a little tighter, and my stress level gets higher.
I guess this has been on my mind more than usual because we as a family have been taking historical tours during spring break, and have been reminded how great this country used to be, and the issues and problems we face now. The boys see the desperation as well, and it makes them uneasy. After all, what will their world be like in 30 or 40 years? I truly pray for peaceful, thoughtful change, and hope that’s what everyone else is praying and hoping for as well.