We have notice a distressing trend in the reporting of news in the United States. That trend is to report gossipy news stories about our leaders and politicians. The reporting goes beyond trivia about tee vee and movie stars. The mayors of major cities, governors and senators are the focus of news stories that only serve to distract the public from the real news.Olympic gold medal winner Michael Phelps caught in a photograph that should have been dismissed as a practical joke is no hardened criminal; Rod Blagojevich, former governor of Illinois, whose ethics may seem questionable, did not do anything as reprehensible as GWB; afterall no one died;
And Kwame Kilpatrick, the former mayor of Detroit, Michigan and his former aide and paramour Christine Beatty, with their lies, deceit and adulterous affair did little to endear themselves to the community, but their crimes are not as serious as those of former the Vice President Of The United States Dick “Dr. Evil” Cheney or any of those Republican men caught having illicit sex with underage males.
There is real news being made on Capital Hill. There is news that pertains to the economic future of our country. Last fall decisions were made by the previous administration that will have a reverberating effect on our lives for years to come. The news today is that for every one hundred dollars spent on the banks last fall the government only received about sixty-six dollars of value; experts say this amounts to about $78 billion of over-expenditure. We got ripped off by the banks…again!
So let’s start paying attention to our finances on a personal and a national level. Skip the news about Brangelina, Jennifer, Miley, Rod, Kwame, Elliot and the rest.
Last fall we voted for change in the way business is conducted in Washington, D.C.. Let’s pay attention and make sure our money is spent the way we want. Let’s make sure everyone is accountable for how our money is being spent….and yes we support the stimulous plan proposed by President Barack Obama.