I'm sick and tired, too. But sick and tired of wasted words from those who seem to claim authority. Even more put off by those who believe they have the expertise to advise elected officials, as though they are somehow posture-chair generals.
Please understand I do not advocate that Americans adopt a drunk tank approach. It's their country and they have a right to speak--and act--their minds. However, a basic principle might be followed concerning an individual's rights under the constitution (liberally laced with a general dose of study) where ultimately is recognized that he/she is "one among many."
It pays, I think, that there's everyone else and then there's me. I could function if I couldn't read or write--or watch popular television. If all my present and future needs are being tended to, why should I get the Beltway blues?
All I'm saying is that there is no free ride.
I read comments which make me wonder whether many of those not ready for Medicare realize how the original bill from the 60s has changed--not least by the rapacious Medicare Advantage. Then follows a comeon for prescriptions which are practically free to the patient. Yet if all had such a good deal (not taking into account Medicaid, which on the surface seems as good) I wonder who's going to pick up the tab. Soaking the rich, bringing some soldiers home, and avoiding "waste and fraud" can only take up so much slack.
Good governmental benefits require proportionate taxes and it's a given that many who rely on the promise of a safety net are not paying. At the other end of the income scale are those rolling in dough and having enough clout to avoid payment to those they label as shirkers.
If our society is out of kilter, everyone has something to reconsider. If those carrying around teabags think they have invented something unique in politics, I've got a nice juicy lemon to put with their tea. It's not class warfare which we are dealing with. Everyone must take a new view. Living is going to become more expensive in the future. It seems like the word is reaching Washington. I notice several longtime ringleaders in Washington are beginning to head for the hills.
Kinda looks like they got the message, doesn't it?