The reality is this: Are we better off than we were four years ago, five, six? No. Not by a long-shot. The states are starving economically and, as we
used to say in the Army, shyte rolls down hill.
I have an excellent, white color job and yet, I am by far worse off now than I was three years ago. (I had to liquidate my stocks awhile back, for
example to meet unexpected expenses.) It's getting harder and harder to get by in this economy. I'm just thankful I don't have any mouths to feed
other than my little monster puppy. That's the reality. Look around. Here in the southern city I live in everywhere I look folks are struggling. My
experience is no different than most. The fact of the matter is this: Americans' personal yearly debt because of the Iraq misadventure is roughly
$3,000 plus per year per household. I was opposed to the invasion from the beginning, knowing it was all BS, and now I am strapped with a debt of 3
grand on top of my own commitments. That is more wrong than I can say.
George W. Bush and his war-mongering cronies should be forced to re-imburse the American taxpayers every last red cent for misleading us into an
ill-concieved, illegal and immoral war. And that's not even mentioning all the good men and women who have so bravely given their lives for this
FARCE. How do you re-imburse their families for such a grave loss? Unfortunately you can't.
As to my sources Sniper, I've come to learn that when someone doesn't like you or vehemently disagrees, no source you can provide is good enough for
them. The New York Times, like it or not, is what we call the bible of newspapers. I don't always agree with them, but it is what it is. As credible
a source as you will find in the mainstream. Most papers copy off the wires the stories found in it. And as for TruthOut, it's nonpartisan, so if I
were you, I'd take another look at it. It's simply a compendium of news and views from around the world. If you want a source like WorldNetDaily or
NewsMax, you won't find it here. They're a joke. DrudgeReport, ok, but I take it with a grain of salt.
The bottom line is the good jobs are disappearing at an alarming rate, shipped overseas. It's treasonous. Most people have to work two jobs to enjoy
a decent living and that's just plain wrong. This administration has destroyed our government surplus and charged up the largest deficits in our
nation's history. (At least liberals can't blame Reagan for that one anymore.
) Sniper, your children are gonna be hardpressed having to pay that
back while at the same time probably having to take care of you. Is that you really want and believe in? No offense, but it's the height of
unfairness and irresponsibility. You might just hear those very words come from their mouths when that day is realized.