Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Inauguration Day!

History will be made today with the first African-American to be sworn in as the 44th President of the United States. The real transition of power will start today.

After all the hoopla, it will be time to get down to business. Our nation is struggling. We need our folks in Washington to sharpen their pencils and WORK. I'm really quite tired of hearing speeches. I'm looking for results. Main Street is struggling. People are hurting. I know changes won't happen overnight, but let's get the ball rolling Washington!

A thought crossed my mind one day regarding unemployment and businesses closing: If our Congressmen had to go without a paycheck or benefits or housing, I bet they would make changes a bit faster. What do you think? Sometimes, I think the lawmakers in Washington are in a bubble and are isolated regarding the state of our nation and what actually makes this country tick. Maybe they need to live for a month with people who are struggling to understand their economic plight. Don't let them access big money. Live on menial means.

I'm looking at the Northern states and how bad the unemployment is right now and the harsh winter to boot! Food banks and church pantries are probably depleted in these economically impoverished states. It is sad when my local church stated that their food pantry was low because it wasn't just individuals that needed food, but whole families. And we are in a state that right now seems to be a little stable, but maybe looks are deceiving.

Well, I'm jumping off my soapbox and will get ready for work.

Congratulations to our new President and Vice-President!

1 comment:

Tea Time and Roses said...

Inauguration Day! Our family so enjoyed that wonderful and exciting time!!:o) As our new President has so eloquently stated...change takes time and it will take all of us to be actively involved in this change. I am looking for good things to happen for our country and its people. My heart so goes out for those who are suffering right now, it surely is not an easy time for so many. These things will not occur overnight, but I do believe change is on its way.