Share The Load

It is a sad reflection on the current political leaders in Washington that they are only looking towards short-term personal gain in this crisis not how can I help my country. President Obama is looking at the election of 2012, while Republicans are just interested in shackling him and make a political prisoner to constantly return to Congress with a begging bowl, it seems to me as if Congress is taking on more and more decisions that used to be the Presidents while failing to carry  out its duty. States and Cities across America are making hard political and economic decisions, having to lay off vast numbers of teachers, policemen, cleaners, and other public sector workers to balance their budgets, they are doing this with cross party support, some increases in local taxation that does not scare off big businesses, everyone sharing the burden, some extra sales tax and income tax, all taking fairly to the task. Washington just does not get this, people working together for the betterment of the country, if the Government is spending too much then they have to rein in their budget, but what is wrong with extremely wealth people taking on a greater burden, most of the pain from this economic down turn has fallen on the poorest group, however the rich have got richer, I do not the exact figure it’s about 5% of the population own 90% of the wealth, what are the words LIBERTY, EQUALITY.  not much equality there, it is time to spread some of the wealth around, Bill Gates and Warren Buffet set up a charity to feed the starving of Africa, what about the starving in The U S A  isn’t it time to say, charity begins at home.

About michaeldouglasbosc

I am retired and live with my wife on a small olive finca in the middle of a forest in the mountains of Spain in Catalonya. I served 9years in the armed services, am an engineer and because of my love of navy sailing ships a naval historian of the 1700-1800's, plus the author of 10 books. When I retired I started writing adult books my first being A Soldiers Wind. Then came Stanley's story again adult books such was his life. Another book on life in the 1950's this very much an adult book. I have now returned to my love of the sea and my latest navy book 'A Plymouth Story' follows the life of Dr James Blackstock. But Clearing In The Forest is an historical fantasy set in the middle ages at the end of King Johns reign. All the books are published on Kindle and Create a Space in paperback. I have worked all my life and for relaxation I sailed a coastal yacht for many years, but deep inside me was a writer waiting to get out. So when I retired I started writing I find story telling both relaxing and - for me - a pleasure.
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