I guess that makes me like most other people. Unfortunately though, the economy has REALLY taken a turn for the worse and this time there is no 2011 stimulus bill to make things look better than they are. No, that money has all been flushed down the toilet and there won’t be any more.
Unemployment continues to be over 9%, home values continue to go down, people continue to curb their spending, and pessimism is getting stronger every day. Is this the kind of change you voted for?
It is serious this time as there is no more taxpayer money to bail us out. Most of the people in the United States live in total denial that something like this can happen. They think somehow, someway there is unlimited money and that things will miraculously take care of themselves. They believe our politicians are smart and have our best interests in mind. But they don’t.
Greece is bankrupt and people are rioting in the streets because they don’t want all their freebies taken away. They feel they are entitled to free everything and that they have “rights”. Things are shaping up the same way in this country and we can’t be far behind. It may take 5 years, 10 years, or 20 years but eventually we will see rioting in the streets here too.
Wait a minute, we already did see rioting in Wisconsin as state workers rebelled when their benefits were going to be cut. Guess what? That is only the start of things as I am sure we will see this same scenario played out over and over again.
The United States used to be a great country full of people who were willing to work hard, make money, and build a better future for their kids. Now it is a pathetic nation of people who only care about themselves today. Never mind that our kids are going to be living in hell, as long as things are okay for us now.
Obama can’t turn the economy around because he doesn’t have a clue how to do it. Apparently, that problem is way over his pay grade. All he knows how to do is tax and spend which is why we are in this mess in the first place. The interesting thing is that the younger generations were the main ones that voted for him and swept him into power. Now, those same younger people are the ones that are finding it so hard to get a job.
Hopefully people will vote with their wallets in 2012 instead of with their hearts or we are doomed.