Friday, June 05, 2009
As time goes by......
So almost half the year has passed rather quickly I might add.
The US voters elected a new president, a president that would "change" things and so far there has been the same endless hemorrhaging of money going to whom ever has the best social connections and contributed to the party's champagne campaign....nice change eh?
Kind of reminds me of another style of government.... closer to the equator.
Media hype was next with their version of the next worldwide famine and crisis, called the swine flu.
It fizzled out underscoring the media estimates, but it took the heat off some other topics that someone was being embarrassed over, then we had the old shell game of the huckster on the sidewalk taking your money in a ponzi scheme.
The master of the Ponzi scheme, the king, old Bernie, screwed half the world with his smooth talking and smooth moves as he slipped his hand in various locations all while no one caught on for years....
Can you imagine someone who you know, or at least you think you know stealing so much money from the rich and charitable institutions?
That in my estimation has to be one of the most interesting events so far this year.
While he surfaced so did another dozen of the same style of money sucking con men from around the country.
Seems that somewhere it has become a profession of ripping people off of their money, whether hard eared or not.
Some how it just doesn't seem right that the guy is locked up somewhere getting 3 meals a day.....
The when Bernie was becoming old news, a new Pinocchio surfaced!
"I was never told" by the speaker of the house. Now that one reinforces my opinion of the people that are too ignorant to have a normal job or business, wind up in elected government service.
So now we turn the to mismanaged businesses that were managed so bad that they should be out of businesses. But noooooooo.
If my old business had employees that cost me more than they were worth and were causing the company to lose money, guess what........they would be ex employees....
But they keep their contracts and the CEO kept their jets, pensions and bonuses.......
Chrysler and GM have been transformed into something never seen before, Hummer is now going to be owned by the Chinese, hard earned tax money was given to GM, and now they go BK.
You would think that they should have done that before the billions got flushed down the toilet, so now the unions will own a part of new GM, or better yet the tax payers do and I'll bet you a nice cold Indio, that in 5 years the bill will not be paid but forgiven.......wanna bet?
One test or prerequisite of anyone running for any kind of office, only after proof of prior running a privately owned business for a minimum of 5 years successfully. You know kind of a test to see if they understood, concepts of fiscal responsibilities.....,
All in all , my lack of enthusiasm of politics is gaining more acceptance by my circle of friends.
If I were to poll a dozen people today, not one would tell me that they feel that government is doing even a half decent job.
What's that tell us?
Well at least the price of tortillas has not doubled so far, the water is still reasonable, beans are cheap, I can still buy a chicken for 40 to 50 pesos and my vegetables are doing well.....
My part of the world is still ok, for the rest of today.....tomorrow is another day!