Huh. Really? Is *that* how it is?
I prefer to see the glass half full.
Maybe, just maybe, we should be encouraged that the politicians *listened* and responded to the wishes of their constituents.
Maybe, just maybe, we should remember that it is seldom in the best interest of wise decision-making to make haste toward an ill-defined goal.
Maybe, just maybe, this will allow the free market system to rebound, self-heal or run its course.
I do not pretend to even begin to understand the complex intricacies of economics. I am no expert.
But I do know that no-one (including governments) can live beyond the reaches of their personal resources. Oh, you may get by for awhile, but eventually, you have to pay the consequences and pay up. Not fun.
But to delay the inevitable through false means is to behave like a child. You know how a child covers his/her eyes when they've been naughty to protect from being busted by their parents? One of my children used to even say to me, in a conspiratorial stage whisper, "Don't see me, Mom. Don't see me".
It's time for us to 'man up'. It's time for us to demand that our system of government work for us, by enforcing the laws of the land. You cannot legislate morality, but you can enforce the laws that exist. And they must be applied equally under the law.
This will require that we all plug back into the system, pushing our (my) fat tushies off the couch, away from the TV and into the realm of knowing what in the heybillies is going on in our government at every level, from the PTA and the school boards to the White House.
We must monitor our legislators; their salaries, their voting records, their conduct. We must monitor our own expenditures of time, money and emotions.
We must realize that this is serious. We must not deny the hard truth and the hard road ahead.
We must not allow politicians to whisper to us, "Don't see me".