When I was a very young boy, I got a little Red Wagon (PF Flyer) for a birthday present and each day I would go around the neighborhood after school and collect empty glass pop bottles.
Sidenote: For your young-ins out there, Coke and Pepsi soft drinks came in glass bottles at that time and they where recycled to be used again.
As I went around the neighborhood, nice people would give me their empty bottle and I would fill the little red wagon with as many as I could get and redeem that at the local grocery store for 2 cents each where they eventually ended up at the recycling plant. On some of very best days I could pocket about 50 cents. This was my first experience in a free market economy and I was like the local mail man… neither rain or snow or sleet would stop me.
After a lot of wear and tear, the rear axil broke and the rear wheels fell off. So as hard as my father I tried we just couldn’t get the wheels to work any more, so reality set in with tears in my eyes I realized you can’t fix some things that are broken.
And I think it fair to say that Washington D.C. aka (District of Corruption is broken).I believe there are some good people in Congress, but not enough to make a difference, that understand we need major reform before this country turns into another Socialist welfare state like the European model that has failed everywhere it has been tried.
The two party system of government has handcuffed our government in making any the reforms that our necessary and there are days when you can’t tell the difference between an (R) and a (D) because they both like the status quo.
The game that both sides of the aisle are playing today and if you vote for me I will give you “free this and free that”… 2 years of free College education, free healthcare via Medicaid, what could be better? all the food stamps you need, so why work? And we are back to this again, need a house to live in, see Uncle Sam who is writing 100% mortgages again. This time when ‘housing bubble’ burst, it will start the doomsday clock on its final count down.
So where are we going to get all the money to pay all of this, we just get more paper and ink and print more dollars in the basement of the Federal Reserve.
The wheels have come off the government wagon and its broken to the point where it can’t be fixed. We have more corruption than any of have seen in our lifetime and as Aesop long ago said …”We hang the petty thieves and appoint the great ones to public office.”
What we need is new blood, new faces and new ideas and you are not going to get that from the Washington establishment.
Or as Einstein said… “The definition of Insanity is doing the same thing over and over again expecting a different result.”