Is it Time For the Financial Revolution?
Look, with the Bernie Madoff scandal still fresh in peoples minds, the AIG scandal and congress' seeming indifference to Wall Street and the Banking Industry's abuse of the American consumer, I think it's time that WE THE PEOPLE Start to assert ourselves so we can be the ones calling the shots after long last. ...
Most, if not all people are too young to remember the Industrial Revolution, but seeing all of the financial mayhem going on right now, I have to wonder if it isn't time for a new revolution - a "Financial Revolution"?
Look, with the Bernie Madoff scandal still fresh in peoples minds, the AIG scandal and congress' seeming indifference to Wall Street and the Banking Industry's abuse of the American consumer, I think it's time that WE THE PEOPLE Start to assert ourselves so we can be the ones calling the shots at long last.
With the national deficit reaching a staggering $192 billion for the month of March, 2009 alone and the National Debt projected to be a mind numbing $20 trillion within the next decade it is clear that our government doesn't have enough fiscal responsibility to guide us through this crisis and if we left it up to wall street we'd once again wonder where our life savings has gone while watching CEO's and Wall Street Stiffs water ski behind their new yacht in the Hamptons.
There may not be a miracle cure for what ails our economy, but one thing is for certain, we don't stand a chance at truly correcting our economic situation until the government balances the budget. Obviously this is a very simplistic view of an infinitely more complex problem, but one of the biggest culprits, that has to stopped immediately is this pork barrel add on spending to any bill that goes through congress.
It's going to be up to us, the constituents of these "Big Spenders" we put in office to reign in their excessive shopping habits. People need to band together and collectively keep these bean counters accountable on each and every bill that is going through congress. It has been far too long since we had any real system of checks and balances on our government and asking our own government to police itself is like asking Simon Legree to keep an eye on Snidely Whiplash. Yes it will take a great effort on our part as citizens of these United States, but we owe it to this country and more importantly to ourselves.
This is the greatest Country in the World and in order for it to stay this way we have to take matters into our own hands and start to really take our elected officials to task on their performance, or lack thereof. It is Time to Take Back Our Country from These CROOKS!
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ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Craig Potter has worked in the Title Insurance, Real Estate, and Mortgage Industries for over 20 years in Michigan, and tries to bring fresh insight into todays financial and real estate issues.