Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Working Harder

That is my approach to tough times, I work harder.  I haven't done much art recently, that is a luxury for me.
Some sells and some doesn't but I can't count on it.  For a retired person the most horrible thing has happened to me.  I am working...hard!  I have lots of work now, none of it is art and in better times I would reject it all.  They are just tedious, heavy, very heavy, welding jobs.
   What happens if our Government can't come to any kind of solution?  We pay them for this, right?  I wonder whether they could be fired?  for incompetence?  I wonder whether I will get my Social Security check next month?  I should.  They had a huge surplus before they stole it.  Put that money into "the General Fund" so they could spend it on something else.
   So much goes on that we don't know about and I think they like it that way.  There are issues within issues and conflicting agendas, everything is obfuscated.  We have a government just like Greece! If we were talking the philosophies of Socrates and Plato and a search for truth I would be so proud, that was the incubation of our own Democracy.  We are really talking massive Societal Failure here and a total failure in communications.  Nothing to be proud about.
   I really think every borrowed dime should be felt.  I would like to see a letter enclosed with each Social Security Check that said something to the effect, "Your Check is short xxx amount of dollars this month because of Lybia, because of the Auto Bailout, because of Katrina, the Oil Spill, or we had an expensive State Dinner last month!"  All other recipients of Federal monies would get a similar letter.  Their wages would be short too.
   A part of the problem is that we really have no clue as to what is going on or the price of anything.  We live in La La Land.  I know math.  I am pretty good at it.  I know people on unemployment who are not really hunting for work is an irritant.  I know assistance for public housing and food stamps is abused.  I also know that these are just pennies... the dollars to be saved are in the military, aid to industry, the corporate farmers,
and tax breaks to the wealthy.  Corporate income has raised 15% this year, the best showing in the last six years!  The uber-wealthy feel no effects of this depression.
   The bottom line is I do not trust our government.  I think we have elected people with no concept of anything.  I can develop an opinion based on my feelings but I don't want them to do this!  It would be like hiring school teachers based on their love of kids.  Teachers who couldn't read!
   No, I do not trust this government.  I am lucky.  As is said, "the harder I work, the luckier I get."  They can keep my August SS check, I will make it on my own.  They stole my money in the first place and are mismanaging the rest.  I don't think they have my interests in their hearts and frankly, I don't think they have a clue as to what they are doing.  No sense of consequence at all.
   I think America needs to be reinvented and I don't think I want them to be doing it.  If there is a failure I know one thing for sure.  It should come out of their check first!  I am embarrassed!

When I make art, which is not now, it can be found HERE

2 comments:

SooZeQue said...

I agree with you Jerry. How can anyone truly care about the people when they don't have the same rules to follow that we do. It's criminal. Why does someone have to worry about the future when their kids are guaranteed college educations, they have the best health care. What.... what your wanting us to sign up for isn't good enough for you! Perhaps if we all stopped paying taxes next year that would wake someone up. It's called a Revolution. Putting my money under my mattress is looking better every day. At least I know some JackWagon isn't stuffin' his pockets with it. The picture of Lambs being led to the slaughter come to mind!

AutumnLeaves said...

I too agree with you. If I could pack up my kids and grandkids and move elsewhere I would. But they wouldn't go so I am stuck. 'Course then there is the lack of a job and it would be probably even harder to find one in another country. I no longer have pride of country either. Embarrassed? Most definitely. I take comfort in knowing I didn't vote the current regime into office. (Not trying to start a political hotbed discussion either, just stating my own feelings. It is the only consolation I have. Alas, I can take consolation and put it my pipe and smoke it.) Come back Benjamin Franklin. Come back!