lcarver44

Well, we are now facing another new year. As I’ve gotten older they seem to be coming closer together. I was only a few weeks ago that we celebrated 2011 and now we’re getting ready for 2012. This year has the added element of a presidential election. We’ll get to hear more promises than a [...]

Well, we are now facing another new year. As I’ve gotten older they seem to be coming closer together. I was only a few weeks ago that we celebrated 2011 and now we’re getting ready for 2012. This year has the added element of a presidential election. We’ll get to hear more promises than a young girl hears at prom, and like those “I’ll respect you in the morning” promises we’ll all find ourselves lied to once again.

Remember Obama’s speech after winning the Democrat candidacy where he said that, “this was the moment when the rise of the oceans began to slow and our planet began to heal?” I’m not sure that the ocean rising slowed, but the level of debt, unemployment, and homeless has certainly increased. The current situation in which we now find ourselves is not just the failure of “Hope & Change we can believe in,” but is the result of politicians of all stripes. Obama may be responsible for $1 or $2 trillion of the debt but what about the other $13 trillion? While each side points the finger at the other side for creating the debt the people of this country are really the ones getting the finger.

Frankly I don’t understand how our elected officials can regularly lie to us and still get re-elected. Are we, as a people, just gullible and willing to believe anything we’re told by an elected official? I can’t believe that politicians, as an occupation aren’t listed below car and insurance salespeople on the scale of people we trust. Maybe we need to take a lead from our money and realize that it’s in God we should trust not our senators and congressional representatives.

We have a bunch of elected officials who talk about taxing the wealthy as if they were part of the working class. According to CNBC, the following are among the richest member of congress in 2010: Nancy Pelosi (D) worth $21 million, Dianne Finestein (D) worth $46 million, Michael McCaul (R) $74 million, Jay Rockefeller (D) $82 million, Jane Harman (D) $153 million, Darrell Issa (R) $160 million, John Kerry (D) $188 million. How many of them do you think paid anything above what they owed to the IRS? Are these people just squeaking by?

When God’s son was born it was not to the ruling or wealthy class. He came as one of us. Sure, he ate with some of the wealthy but it wasn’t for a campaign contribution it was to save their souls. He didn’t spend his way into the hearts of people, he loved his way in. Maybe its time to stop looking at our elected representatives as saviors of the economy and start holding them accountable for telling the truth.