I was really impressed with both candidates last night. They both did a super job of dodging the questions and changing the subject. I also thought they both displayed a childish attitude that I have to say has been missing in my life since I left grade school. The only thing missing was some "na ne na na’s" and some “Your father is a doo doo head” comments. Let’s face it. We are in a world of trouble.
But you know the thing that impressed me the most is the way Americans are blaming everything on the government. In my humble opinion the questions should have been combined into one simple statement; “I got myself into a terrible mess and I want the government to get me out. What are you going to do to save me?” And here is why I say this.
Just a few short years ago most people in America were happy. We had great jobs and were making lots of money. We were living the good life. But we wanted more. We wanted to have things like Winnebago’s, Lexus’, 3000 sq ft houses on golf courses, Ipods, cell phones big screen TV’s etc etc. And we got them even though we didn’t need them or have the money to pay for them.
But no one made us buy those things. No one forced us to spend money we didn’t have. Yes our financial situation is bad. But just think, if we didn’t have all those luxuries, we wouldn’t be in debt and we would be doing just fine.
Now I know there are some people out there that are struggling and aren’t squandering their money or what little they have. They are the ones who are really feeling the heat from this fire. I really feel bad for them. The rest of us will just have to learn to live more modestly and do without a little. I actually think it will be a good thing for most of us. I think slowing down and living a more simple life is what this country needs.
I hated the format of this debate to tell the truth. All that high tech stuff that showed the mood of the people in attendance is just another example of American waste. I have a solution that will make it more interesting and will keep the candidates on track. Instead of letting the audience have “mood meter” controls, give them “shock” controls. Then make each candidate wear a shock collar and when the audience thinks the candidate is lying or off topic, they simply give him a harmless but effective 200 volt shock. Worst case is we shock some sense into these two politicians. Would someone please answer the question that was asked!!!!
And finally I leave you with this interesting comment made by our wonderful senator Lindsey Graham.
“I know most of my constituents want me to vote against this bailout bill but I am going to vote for it anyway.” Whatever happened to a government for the people and by the people? Sounds to me like Lindsey needs to rejoin the masses.
Have a great day,