It appears that Americans are so mind boggled in dancing with the stars, sporting events of all types, of distracting interests and pleasurable pursuits that we are intentionally avoiding dealing with life or death issues in regard to long-term financial independence and security?
The day is here when the holders of American Debt instruments and I.O.U’s are seriously shaken at the long-term National Outlook of managing our own financial future of spending vs. saving.
We demonstrate to the World by our lack of interest in Economics, Accounting Standards, and National responsibility at all levels of existence; National, Statewide, and local governments .
They continue to spend beyond their abilities to raise the funds or save the money to balance the books they were elected to protect and manage effectively and honestly.
I am starting to see the irresponsibility of Labor and Management in their own pursuits of growth and control. The hell with the others who have to pay for their largess that both sides always seem to win at.
America has lost a lot of industries due to the unwillingness of Labor unions to own up to fair pay for fair labor. It appears often that there is no semblance of surrounding elements that both of them are contributing to: Rise in price levels for goods manufactured and sold, taxes being increased by all level of governtments to pay for these concessions by government. Many of these taxes are used to further the imbalance of efficiency or alternative ways of getting the work done.
The three elements of our economy—K for Capital, L for labor, and M for management…are never able to see the “common good” concepts of years gone by…only their own discolored protective segments not being damaged. So, K L M keeps winning it’s major battles with each other mainly through threats by strikes by unions, relocation by companies, and boucing here to fro by management. A pathetic state of mind to try and right the wrongs of several generations of Americans.
As a Nation and Peoples, we wander around anymore wondering what the future will hold. We are giving too much of our own personal responsibilities to politicians of all parties and persuasions in exchange for the votes they need to stay in power.
Both major political parties are guilty of galvanized loyalties of benefits, privilege, and program that are bankrupting the entire country. The publishing of costs and responsibilities for annointed recipients are being shadowed by the same special interests and politicians, unions, managers, and all those who will be benefitting from all the ‘new legislative proposals’.
I believe the serious question that America must answer is “…do we really have the desire, guts, stomach, and resolve to implement a major overhaul of: entitlements, welfare, medical, disability, and many other vote-buying and manipulative laws
In my humble opinion, America will not respond to the reality of what is happening right now–and will sheepishly be drawn into major financial and legal civil ‘wars’ that are sure to come.
Greed has become a National objective for pricing of services, labor, rentals, food, and every other form of service or necessities. No one has the right to continue raising prices beyond the honest increase in costs of any product or service….but try to get anyone to consider making someone justify why a company is raising prices or a union member is justifying more money just for the sake of the power game…..not very thoughtful…
Dialogue on these issues is so limited that it is totally ineffective. Where are the forums questioning greed? Where are the Politicians questioning greed in their own world of power? Sadly, America is being told directly or indirectly….shut up, pay up, or get out…and believe it or not….many have already left….jg