Politics has never been my cup of tea, until this years mid-term election began to boil. Tea Party that is ! Delaware's Senate race was a real life,eye awakening political extravaganza that I had never experience until now. Although, I realized that our country was in a financial mess, one really doesn't take it all in until it hits home. Humbling as it is to admit, I like every middle-class family have taken steps to cut back on what I consider to be luxuries.No more do I go to a gas station, fill my car and get a cup of coffee, a luxury. No more do I go out shopping and aimlessly buy something because it is on sale ( not that I did before). My point here is, I make a conscious effort in deciding weather my purchase is a necessity or a want. Life as it was, a mere year ago, no longer is today. Thanks impart to society, spending and to our government. It angers me to know that it is the politicians that control the average american household. It is a House and Senate that make the laws by which we live by. These are the same individuals that we put in office. During the election cycle, candidates make their rounds to various parties to endorse and we give money to the cause. Yet the cause, of the unemployed, the homeless, those who struggle seem important at the time of election. So where are these same candidates now? The reality is many people (hundreds, thousand,) who've already lost jobs, many have even lost their homes and have only a mere unemployment check mostly to cover the cost of basics needs will loose that small priviledge as well in the next few weeks. Congress is playing roulette with the lives of thousands of people.
In the next few days, congress will determine weather to extend unemployment benefits. Now Congress, I ask... wouldn't that be the gift that keeps on giving.. at least to our lagging economy. Theses same people will go home on taxpapers expense (hence, we put them in office) enjoy the holidays, buy expense gifts for family and friends and for a few short days forget about the world who employs them.
I know, I am ranting, I am angry, but I do feel a sense of humbling spirit that I have a loving family, a home, food on my table and know that during these hard economic times that your never too old to have a harsh lesson on life.