As I get ready to head to work, many of you are hitting your local voting booths. As I was watching MSNBC this morning a guest on the "Morning Joe" brought up a good point- No One is even close to our old leaders, using Nixon, Kennedy, Ike and FDR as examples. The guy is right, I think it was Chris Matthews but who cares really, the bottom line is we are more focused on who's sleeping with who, who's rich/who's not, Sound bites not real matters. The Media plays a part yes but it falls on us! We the People! We let this happen to us. We want Free Markets but want the Gov't to help us when we purchase a home we can't afford. We want to be #1 in the world but don't want a coach to train us to reach the top.
I'm not a Rick Santelli fan but the man is right. He might very well have started the Tea Party Movement with his rank against the Obama Adm. 3 years ago, he has a point, If our President would have taken the bold stand we might have had a bit more pain at first but would be better off now for it. We are only now finding out that JFK was strongly considering a Pull Out of Vietnam in 1963 when his State Dept. & Military leaders gave him completely different views on the war action. Now that is leadership. FDR, even if the Republicans disagreed with Social Security, went ahead and did it anyway. FDR did not "sell out" the plan to special interest or some Senators/House Reps to get it passed.
The Housing Mess is still on going and is showing no REAL slowing (when it comes to home values) and our Gov't keeps piling $$$'s into Freddie & Fannie with no end in sight. Is it right for you & me to pay for others mistakes? Should we all pay the cost for a few who bit off more than they could chew? Is it ok to let Banks we saved take another hit?
I don't know the answer I don't think anyone really does but WE NEED THAT PERSON NOW!!!
No one in the Media is really talking about a Meeting that took place 3 years ago. It included many of the CEO's from America's Tech Giants-Apple, GE, Google, Amazon etc and President Obama. Each was asked by the President to make a statement about their needs, wants-(in general a discussion about the US economy) Steve Jobs was interupted by the President and asked about bringing Jobs back to the USA. Mr. Jobs Reply, "NO WAY, Those Jobs are not Coming Back". That Should tell you something.