cur-mud-geon: anyone who hates hypocrisy and pretense and has the temerity to say so; anyone with the habit of pointing out unpleasant facts in an engaging and humorous manner
Things aren’t good around our community and around our state, and around our nation. We see unemployment running rampant, and there seems little real indication that our economy has regained the bounce in its step.
I hear, as I feel certain many of you hear, of the friends, and friends of friends, who are struggling to keep things together. The stories of job searches when there are none to be had abound. The homes that are on the market due to impending foreclosure action cause much concern. Life’s savings are being depleted with little likelihood of being rebuilt anytime soon.
I hear the “news” that tells us that the economy is recovering but I question the truthfulness of those reports. Wouldn’t we see some real, solid “ground zero” evidence of that trend if it were true?
And, why would we need to pump more money, our money, into the economy if it were already recovering? What has been ‘stimulated’ other than for some pet projects that make no sense (“car speed” rail, for example) and for the public sector jobs that were ‘protected’ by what has become $867 Billion, or more, dollars of taxpayer money?
We see the continued foolishness in
There are very real problems in
We are, on both the state and national levels, sucking the lifeblood from our economies through the continued and increasingly confiscatory nature of tax law. Government needs to tighten its belt just as those of us trying to earn a living have been forced to do as the result of our governments’ voracious appetites for our dollars.
It is little wonder that there is a growing “throw the bums out” mentality in