1.) i truly believe that the bush administration has not spent money wisely, whether you contribute that to certain variables or not it has been the case this last 8 years with him in office. i think part of it is he is just not liked so going into the white house he has that against him already. the clinton administration had passed a surplus of around $559 billion to the bush administration for the years he had been in office, or as michael scott would put it the orifice. however, in light of his budget he really didn't spend money like the bush administration did.
regardless of the spending miss nancy pelosi, you as a representative of an elected office, have the ability to bring checks and balances to the current administrations budget plan by speaking against it, as you have rightly exercised. do not throw the bush administration under the bus when you could convince your party to vote down any proposed spending by the opposing party's commander and chief, miss speaker of the house!
2.) in light of all the issues i see, which is limited based on my education, i feel as though no matter what is done the "main street" citizen will suffer. bailout these fat cats and they gently float to the ground in their golden parachutes, as the people finish out these executives memberships at their respected country clubs for the rest of their life; reject the proposal and we all suffer in recession, or so everyone says. i am thinking if anyone is gonna go down, let it be everyone. the rich will fall far, the poor will have to get up that much earlier to ensure they get a good public transportation seat on the next bus. so in the end i would want everyone going down with the boat. that sounds more fair than the american public biting the bullet for the next 10-20 years while all these executives keep their fridge's stocked with caviar and their garages full of jag's.
3.) there still might be hope. i got this article from a friend that stated something to the idea of the government instead of giving money to the executives on wall street, should give it to americans to eliminate their mortgage debt. this idea would be amazing, in so many ways.
also in semi related news,
i am loving the idea of applicants needing a higher credit score in order to get a loan. today what i am seeing is loans going out to people in whom the company is fully aware that this individual will not pay it back. this has to change. read this article concerning this issue. thank you whoever for stepping in and making the credit score valuable again, sheesh. this is ultimately why i think america should bite the bullet. we have made an everything goes economy, in my opinion. anyone can get a loan, even if they don't pay it back, anyone is approved for a mortgage, even if they don't make enough to pay it. this has to stop somewhere, and i am thinking we now see its end.
i want also to address something that may be important to the average church going american. we deem certain issues as very, very, important:
- homosexuality (same sex marriage)
according to abortion.org:
-white women make up 60% of the abortions in america this however, is well below the african america level. african american women are more than 3 times as likely to have abortion and hispanic women are more than 2 times as likely to have one.
-52% of women in america who are having abortions are younger than 25.
-64% of abortions are on unmarried women.
reasoning for abortions range from rape to just inconvenience of the child. whatever the case, the government is not getting it done with abortions. does that mean stop voting for these individuals who are pro-life, no. but, when it comes to abortion and politics lets take the perspective of those who are more likely to have one anyway. those individuals are not gonna vote for what they don't believe in. and i am for sure government is not gonna change ours or their opinion, like bush cannot convince an atheist there is a god. god is gonna have to convince them. the stance i feel is...we must stop relying on government to make a move on this issue. i wanna be able to voice my opinion on this. voting for mccain because he is pro-life is not a good idea just like voting for obama because he is black is a good idea. the stance the church needs to take is one that stops backing an individual because of a few moral agreements and starts looking at what this or that politician could do for the betterment of the whole u.s. of a. i may be asking a few to be too liberal in their thinking. i think programs that lou engle has in place are key and more effective than one individual trying to make a difference by voting based on that one conviction they might have with them in the booth. look at the whole picture and don't narrow your perspective because the candidate does or doesn't agree with that specific conviction. let me ask you this? what are you doing besides voting to change and reverse the roe vs. wade decision? the philosophy of mr. engle has hit it dead on the head. he is, in my opinion one who could make a difference because of his leadership example. i bet he votes for mccain, and i don't have a problem with that, i will too more than likely.
but not because mccain is pro-life