UNWRITER Ron Berry

August 31, 2011

Who runs this da.. world?

Filed under: rants — unwriter1 @ 6:38 pm
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Who’s running this cockamamie world?

Hitler wanted to rule the world. It didn’t work. Napoleon wanted to be emperor of the world. It didn’t work. But now, the United States is the world police body.

“Syria, you’ve been bad, no more financial aid.”

“Iran, you really have been a naughty child. Your financial assets are tied up.”

“Afghanistan, you poor thing. You have a cancer. I’ll send over the surgeons.

“Libya, I know, you’re trying to be good. Here, let me help.”

Now, if only they would take care of their own people!

Social Security is one of the first areas to be cut when budgets need to be cut. Medicare and education come next. But, now they are whining they don’t get paid enough. Excuse me???

 

Get rid of those luxury homes and live like the real people of this country. Make legislation that makes CEO’s and other high paid but little working company heads take a reasonable salary. Maybe make congress live on a pension like a factory worker tries to do. If they would keep the pork out of congress maybe we the people could afford to buy it for supper.

 

Does anyone agree?

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8 Comments »

  1. Yes, I agree. We should stop dishing out big time bucks to countries that already hate us and end up hating us more after we’ve helped them. Let’s start loving ourselves and taking care of our own house.

    And I think you’ve got it right about overpaid CEOs and legislators, and I would include many government workers. The structure of U.S. working society has become obscene.

    Lee
    Tossing It Out

    Comment by Arlee Bird — August 31, 2011 @ 6:55 pm | Reply

  2. I’m reading about the Great Depression. You might be surprised about all the things that are so comparable to today. Maybe not. Social differentiation dates back to the beginning of civilization. So that’s nothing new. There are just so many more people these days. And that has my attention…What do “they” do when there are too many people?

    Comment by Cathy — August 31, 2011 @ 10:22 pm | Reply

  3. I definitely agree about Congress, but helping other countries? It’s kind of like why I give to charities when my family is barely making it ourselves.

    Comment by Joyce Scarbrough — September 1, 2011 @ 5:45 am | Reply

  4. I agree about the cuts Congress should impose on themselves. This morning on the news they were talking about some company that got half a billion dollars back in June from the govt. and now they are filing for bankruptcy, and not even offering their workers a severance package! It’s like the VA reducing my widow’s benefits by almost $100/month because of papers a social worker encouraged me to file to try to get a bit more money on my meager amount. And the guy sitting in some air conditioned office, just waiting to go out to eat a steak dinner, had the nerve to tell me “I understand”! Baloney. Tell it like it is, Ron!
    Janet Elaine Smith

    Comment by Janet Elaine Smith — September 1, 2011 @ 6:39 am | Reply

  5. I agree. We flood other countries with money and aid but won’t do the same for ourselves.
    Congress is living way too high on the hog, while we go without. If they want to cut the budget, start with congressional spending and income. Congressional incomes are a drop in the bucket compared to the money from lobbyist and corporate kickbacks. Our forefathers ran congress for free, not salary. They were independent business owners. They did it for the love and better of the country.

    CEO’s are the primary reason that “made in USA” products are so expensive. I’m all for making a buck and as free Americans we have the right to make as much as we possibly can, but there is a difference between making a buck and just being greedy. Do they really need private jets? Do they actually need to spend $80,000 a year on lawn maintenance for their personal homes (paid for by the company)? How many CEO’S of major companies do we really need with each one making millions per year as a salary? These high dollar payouts to CEO’s, VP’s, and directors constitutes the cost of our products. Cut these out and we can drop the price so the average American can buy American, creating more jobs in America.

    Comment by Pail Writer — September 1, 2011 @ 6:43 am | Reply

  6. According to a government report issued just this week one -in-four children in America are hungry while the TV networks and major charities are begging us to feed the people in Somalia.Why the hell can’t Saudi Arabia,Egypt,Jordan, or even Allah feed them?

    Comment by Jay Hudson — September 1, 2011 @ 1:13 pm | Reply

  7. I agree! I think Senators and Representatives have forgotten who they represent. We didn’t send them there to get to be Fat Cats. We should get to vote on whether or not they get a raise. As a mom of a Marine and Air Force Vet. I think it stinks how they take care of our heroes. SS doesn’t need cut those people worked for it- ones who worked and wives. They need to quit giving our money away. Make the lazy ones work. Even sweeping the streets if that is what it takes.

    Comment by ly — September 1, 2011 @ 5:14 pm | Reply

  8. AMEN!

    Comment by Pww Wee — September 3, 2011 @ 1:11 pm | Reply


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