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End of the world?

May 19, 2011
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I’ve read it in the papers and I know some say that the end of the world is Saturday May 21st, but a week or two ago everyone in Washington was running around saying if we did not raise the ‘nations’ debt limit the world would also end. Well, I am waiting……

What do you know we are still here. The government has not shut down and the stock market has not crashed even though we have not raised our debt limit. Granted the U.S. cannot now, by law, spend one penny more than we take in but isn’t that something that we all have to live with?

As expected the men in power, of course, have found a short cut around that already. The men the president appointed to run our government are now spending money set aside for government pensions to enact projects that the president wants. Maybe if they use enough of this ‘pension’ money it will become like the Social Security funds they have been using for years…empty. Eventually our fellow workers in government jobs will face what we on Social security are now facing, cuts in our checks. Mostly caused by people in power using this fund for something other than social security.

But for a brief moment let us live with the illusion that our elected leaders will live within the budget dictated by the money they take in…..

Just like everyone else.

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2 Comments leave one →
  1. Jon permalink
    May 20, 2011 6:19 am

    Pete,
    You’d make a good politician with your common sense views. Oh, that’s right, most politicians don’t have common sense so I guess you’d be a lousy one after all. My bad. LOL!

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    • May 20, 2011 12:43 pm

      Thanks Jon, been sick for a bit, and your comment brought a smile to this old man. pete

      Like

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