My blog buddy Dr. Rick invited me to join his endevors at the The American Check-UP.
I'm not ready to do that yet. I wander off into national issues once in a while but I try to stick to what is going on locally. I'm one of the few that do that. In fact, the only bloggers that deal with W-B and Luzerne county are me, Bill Fitz and the Blogfather.
Lately we have had some great post counter post debates. I think it's great! I will probably vote for the Republican candidates in the county elections because I think the Dem's have been there too long and have become corrupt and arrogant. The same thing in Washington. The GOP is running the show and they have made a mess of things. Time for a change. I have always been a registered Democrat but I think I'm more of a goo-goo. I want good government. The people who are in charge of the county government have not served us well. The Commissioners had to borrow money this year just to cover operating expenses and they had to that the year before. Plus they have floated bonds for all sorts of improvement projects. That's a lot of debt folks. The games with jobs being created is still going on.
About Washington. How about managing the country's finances. At the end of President Clinton's term the government was taking in more than it was spending. When the surplus was building instead of coming up with a bunch of new spending programs it was used to pay down the national debt. Of course a tax cut was warranted but they got carried away. Common sense tells you you can't have enormous tax cuts and a massive increase in spending. If you and I ran our households like this we would be sleeping in a box on top of a grate.
Nobody is asked to make a sacrifice. When we are at war no one is asked to pay for it. If the Army can't meet it's recruiting goals, no one is asked to serve. Everything is free. Mr. Bush is the worst occupant of the White House in my memory.
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