by Chris | September 12th, 2011
I read these words today and printed them with approval of the author (I’ve added the emphasis).
Most days I feel like I’m the only one going through hard times. I hear talk about how most people are feeling the financial pressures these days. I see the high unemployment rate. But everyone’s still driving nice cars, wearing the latest fashions, and enjoying the amusements of life.
I don’t see food lines, unemployed people looking for work, or good hardworking people on the streets. I guess it’s because today we have government assistance programs that puts a façade on the suffering and enables those of us experiencing the Second Great Depression to hide behind food stamps and unemployment compensation.
The result is that no one really sees the true magnitude of how bad things really are, and an increased dependency on the government to provide for our daily needs. Tragically the silent consequences are also broken marriages, depressed individuals and increased suicides in people between the ages 40 and 64.
No, I’m not considering suicide, but I do go through times of depression and my marriage is on the rocks. I’ve got a nice resume that includes management with a well known company, I have an MBA, I’m a hard worker, yet I’m working 3 jobs and earned less last year then I’ve earned in the past 20 years.
I understand that economies are cyclical and that perhaps part of the problem is just bad luck of being born and raising a family when the economy moved into a natural cycle. But I think the greatest catalyst has been progressive fiscal and monetary policies from our federal government and the Federal Reserve. Both political parties are to blame. Power hungry permanent political class who care more for their carries than for our liberty is the problem.
Thus I guess the beginning of the solution is to vote ALL these arrogant and selfish idiots out of office and replace them with Patriots. The road to health individually and as a nation is a long hard one. I’m willing to walk it, if you’ll walk beside me.