June 17, 2011

Stalemate! Nobody wins...and America loses.

Where are the jobs?  Where is the economic recovery?  Why has so much money been spent by the Federal Reserve over the past 3 years and what has the money been spent on?  AND why can't the American people know about the hidden details about where our money has gone?  (i.e., "bailouts", QE1 and QE2 programs?)

Doesn't it seem strange that the Democrats keep saying that "the economic recovery is underway and there's a wealthy group of Americans that need to be "patriotic" in order to keep the country's debt level and deficit in check....then the jobs will eventually come."  Or on the contrary, isn't it funny how the Republicans state how bad the economy is and how government spending is running amuck (as if that's the reason for the lack of jobs - mind you, this recession we're in started under their watch)!  "Lower taxes and control government spending, they say....then the jobs will eventually come."

Everyone is saying something - no one is doing something (where are the Nike people when you need them?? LOL).  Sounds to me that whenever Congress tries to point fingers at the other party...nothing gets done...and America suffers the consequences.  Why do I think there's a political stalemate?  Because American corporations are operating quite sufficiently...and profitably.  They could hire and expand in a second...but American politics are in a stalemate...and currently unpredictable.  So our corporations are taking a seat on the sidelines to see what happens.

Republicans want the American people to view the economy in a bad state...and want to pinpoint Obama's administration as the culprit due to the runaway government spending that's going on.  This adds fuel to their fire and gives them reason to delay the vote on raising the debt ceiling without severe austerity measures attached.  So keeping Americans in the dark by selling them on the economy being BAD gives them fuel to get their best candidate in the White House - and kick Obama out.  So why would Republicans want to create jobs and have a strong economy - when they know a strong economy supports a case for 4 more years of Obama's regime?

Democrats want the American people to view the economy in a good state...and want to pinpoint that too many tax cuts are already given to the wealthiest individuals and corporations.  And the Dems are also trying to paint the Republicans as the evil party preventing the economy from gaining a sound footing because they supposedly only "care about rich people" and they "want old people to die".  Notwithstanding, selling America that we have a strong economy makes a strong case for keeping the President in place for another term.

BUT, as both parties conjure up highly intelligent and educated reasons for not taking action and accusing the other party as the hinderance - America loses!

Take it upon yourself to take ACTION...even if Congress doesn't.  Reinvent yourself.  Create your own job if need be...or learn a new trade so that you can produce an income to support you and your family.  A good thing about America is that we have a few more freedoms than the rest of the world - and we don't have to sit around waiting for politicians to decide our future for us!  We can take the initiative and figure out the future ourselves.