There are far too many loons - I get liberals and conservatives but not the ones who start foaming at the mouth.
I think many Americans have become so wrapped up in the liberal vs. conservative labels that they don't realize that at best these politicians are decent custodians of public will. Remember when Democracts and Republicans were laughing at Bush looking for weapons of mass destruction under the couch?
These guys play up the red state vs. blue state thing to get people to focus of anything but their robbing of America. I wait for the day when statistics and economics are part of our public school system and suddenly politicians will have to answer to a much more informed populous.
ive been a HUGE supporter in econ being a required class not for one but TWO years worth. Many parents have gotten away from teaching thier kids the basics in life and how things work. This is one of the very few things I support the schools to teach
How many here grew up and if we wanted something it got to the point where our parents told us to GTHO and go get a job if we wanted something? I know mine did at the nice ripe age of 13. Its hot trimming christmas trees in the summer. I eventually learned the value of a dollar... and that in order to get that you had to get off your butt and earn it.
Now things are just handed to the kids. Want a car? mommie and daddie will buy it for you...right off the lot with 20 miles on it. Want that new pair of pants that are "IN" mommie and daddie will buy it for you.
Then the kids watch mom and dad spend like there is no tomarrow... its a habbit that can be learned i think and with out the basic understandings we have gotten so messed up that now we are starting to see the affects of these actions.
I for one refuse to let MY kids fall into this failed thinking. My 4 year old is autistic , but damn it hes gonna learn how to spend money and budget the right way. $1 a day for doing simple picking up the toys.... work for that money. Its what my parents taught me and now its being taught to the kids....once he gets older, we are sitting down and going over how stuff runs in the econ....
Sorry for getting off subject a bit but thats one of those things that DO rattle me...