Congress took a week off for the 4th of July holiday and left DC without extending the unemployment benefits for millions of Americans. Now, I grant you that in normal times I see nothing wrong with someone getting unemployment benefits while he looks for another job. Many of the unemployed receiving benefits have been doing so for 2 years, which is normally more than enough time to find another job.
There is in my estimate close to 25 million people out of work. The majority gave up looking for jobs a few years ago. Those who were expecting an extension in benefits are out of luck. The thing that is different this time, more than any time in the past is that there are no jobs, and truthfully, there are not going to be any jobs, for years to come. Not unless we replace the incumbants in Congress, and not unless we replace the President in 2012.
Obama promised 3 million jobs if the Stimulus bill was passed. He lied. This was a promise he was not equipped to make. He is not an economist, and though he is supposed to be a Harvard graduate, that doesn’t mean he is “all knowing”. The Congress did everything they could think of, threats, blackmail, begged, bribed and I’m sure much more to their peers, to get enough votes to pass the Stimulus bill, against much opposition and now that they have been proven wrong and have lost 8 million jobs, instead of creating 3 million, they want to pass another Stimulus bill.
Now, there are millions of Americans, this past week who are beside themselves trying to figure out where they are going to get their next meal from, and how they will survive, without those extended benefits, that Congress didn’t feel was important enough for them to take a pass, on their week long vacation and actually sit down and do something about the job problem. That being said, there really isn’t anything Congress can do about the job market or lack there of, because it will take the American people to turn the economy around.
So, what do these Americans do now? Well, if they can’t get help from family, or friends, there really isn’t much they can do. So, now what? Well, I have been having visions (not really) of soup lines sponsored by the government, like they had during the depression. I would think many would say that I’ve gone out of my mind that this can’t happen in America. Well, I’ve got news for all you die hearts, it can and will unless God performs some miracle.
I have been saying for the last few years, that if there is no industry in America, if there is no manufacturing, then there will be no recovery. All those jobs that the American corporations sent overseas, are gone and are not coming back and just in case Congress is reading this, I want them to know that part time, minimum wage jobs are NOT going to turn America around.
I am fed up with the outrageous, condescending attitude that this Congress has toward every American who basically is not in their immediate circle of campaign contributors and Lobbyists who are the bearers of financial, under the table, non taxable gifts to these Congressmen in order to secure votes that swing their way.
It’s time Americans stand up for what is right. It’s time to remove these self-serving elected officials out of Politics and out of DC forever. Actually, believe it or not, but the Tea Party people have gone a long way in scaring incumbent Democrats and must continue to do so, if they want to get them out of office.
It is time for the Republicans to “wake up and smell the coffee,” because they can be replaced too. I think the Republicans think that they can just sit back and let the Tea Party people take care of the Democrats by themselves. Well, I have news for the Republicans; if they want to take control of the House they had better help the Tea Party people and if they don’t want to go out there and campaign for those Republicans. that are running for office then the least they can do is come up with some money and hand it over to the Tea Party people. Why do I say that? Well, if the Tea Party people, who are not nationalized by any means, are going to win this mid-term election for America they will need money. Since they are doing the work of taking back the country on a shoe string budget, and when they succeed, it will most likely be the Republicans who will benefit from the win, then I say the Republicans can at least donate some money to the cause.
Obama is on a roll and has been campaigning for Reid over the weekend. Reid is almost as bad as Pelosi and needs to be removed from office. There needs to be lots of Republican and Tea Party ads run in Nevada, and that costs money. The ads need to start running now, and continue until the election. This is going to be the last chance and maybe for 6 more years to get Obama’s agenda off the docket, so to speak. Look what he and his followers have done to this country in just a year and a half, just how much more damage can this country take? So, just imagine what these progressives can do if they have the next 2 years to do it in and then that rolls into another 4 years. We may find ourselves to be worse off than some of the 3rd world countries we have always gone out and helped. When we are that bad off, which countries do you think will help us out? Don’t worry, I’ll tell you “None”.
So, to the Republicans I say, “help the Tea Party people, help you”, get to work on this election, invite them in and work together. There is no need to fear the Tea Party people; they want what you want; the Democrats out of D.C. and the easiest way to do that is to work together. Do some fund raising, and start having your heavy weights go out on the campaign trail (besides Palin) and help those people who are running for office.
This mid-term election, in my opinion, will be America’s last chance to save it’s self from any further destruction. Turning things around will not be easy, and Americans will not have the chance to try unless we replace 41 Representatives in the House, with real, patriotic Americans, you know the kind I mean, the ones that actually tell the truth and work for and not against the American people who put them in office. Congressmen enjoy a fabulous life-style paid for by the blood, sweat and tears of everyday Americans. I can assure you that there has been a lot of tears in American homes in the past few years.
The time has come for the Republicans to help the Tea Party people take back our country. It’s time we put Americans back to work (and I don’t mean one of Obama’s half baked stimulus job programs, where Americans work for minimum wages, part-time and for a few weeks before they are returned to the status of being unemployed). For America to survive we need real jobs, we need industry and manufacturing jobs which we can retire from years from now.
It’s time for the real Americans to stand up and fight to keep this country “Free” because it just won’t happen by wishing it. Second chances are hard to come by, and third chances, well, there usually aren’t any. ss