Which brings me back to congress, and the Majority Leader Eric Cantor and Speaker Boehner cannot even get together to agree on issues. They hold the whole country hostage because they refuse to budge on taxing the more affluent Americans a bit more to help ease the blooming deficit. Remember, this deficit was caused by having to fight two wars, and the tax cuts that were suppose to, but failed to, drive the economy. I am not pointing my finger at the previous administration, because there is enough blame for the short sightedness to go around for both parties. Enough said. They are both to blame. But standing around and pointing fingers now does no one any good. Making the American people suffer for the mistakes of the politicians only hurts the people. We need cooler heads to prevail in congress. People who will make sure that those on the edge, do not fall off; that those who enjoy all that a free society offers, realize that it is not really free and that there are fees that must be paid. We must make sure that our seniors who are just scraping by are not penalized to the point that they are choosing between medications and food. We must stop draining the school budgets to the point where music and athletic programs are being shut down. Music is so essential to the development of young minds, and physical fitness is a must.
So, I have been pulled back in to the fray. Not that what I have to say changes anyone's mind, but it is another voice crying at the halls of congress. I will continue to speak my mind until I can not longer think. We all need to discuss, discuss, discuss, and compromise. It's not a dirty word. It's the word that helped create this great Republic. We can make things work again. We are Americans.