Well said. We should have paid more attention to the stories our parents and grandparents told about living through the Depression, and taken them to heart.<quoted text> You are correct. Someone does need to take responsibility. And that somebody is us. The people that live here in America. This is our fault. We all have lived beyond our means. And now it's coming back on us. Everyone of us have created this illusion that we are wealthy. But a illusion is all it is. The only thing that is keeping our country floating? Is our ability to barrow money. But that's coming to an end. And sure Obama has not helped things. But it would not matter who is in there. They probly would have done the same thing he has done. But I don't know. All I do know is this is our fault. We made it this way. We have all created a lifestyle that is no longer sustainable. And like I said. There are gonna be big changes coming. Whoever gets in there next has got some hard choices to make. People all over the country need to get ready for a future where there is gonna be the same or less every year. And not expect there to be more and more. And get this foolish idea out of their head that America's destiny is to reign supreme forever. It's not gonna happen.....
Our basic principles and work ethic have degraded over the years to this ridiculous sense of entitlement that pervades the country. Instead of standing up for ourselves when we're ripped off by mega-corporations, we just sigh and shake our heads and pay the bill. Instead of refusing to let our environment become a cesspool, we just shrug and waste more resources.
This particular issue has no party lines, because all the politicians are counting on our apathy to keep them in office, maintain the status quo until it all goes to hell in a handbasket. They won't be hurting because they've got plenty of money stashed away. It's the general public that's going to be up a creek. Then again, like you said, we've done it to ourselves.
Okay, I'll climb down off my soapbox now...lol. Didn't mean to get so long-winded, but I completely agree with your perspective. Thanks for posting it - hopefully I'm not the only one who sees the truth in your words.