DID YOU? I have spent most of the day watching the President being sworn in to serve another 4 years. There was a lot of pomp and circumstance involved. And a lot of information being spouted by the talking heads of the liberal media. Much has been said about the first lady's hair do. I'm not impressed with it, but that's just me. A lot of other people seem to be, and that is fine. She is also being touted, still, ( has been for four years now ) as a fashion icon.Personally, I have seen very little in her fashion that is impressive. I'll take any of the past first ladies fashion over her's any day. Or the Queen of England and Kate, for that matter. Again, my opinion. And it is my post. But that is just a little ranting on my part. So back to the title of the post and what it is about.
During all of this, I watched and listened as the President gave his speech. Did you notice any difference from the one four years ago? My wife and I did. Four years ago it was I. He was constantly saying what "I" would do. It was I this and I that. Apparently he has learned a little something in the last four years. He can't do what he wanted to do alone. In this speech it was "WE". We can do this. We can do that. And I liked a lot of what he said WE can do. I just hope that he and both houses of congress were listening to what he said. Yes, I said I hoped that he was listening to what he said. As well as both houses of congress.
Well, I started this post with red letters. Cause that is where the country's budget is. In the red. We were saved from going over the "fiscal cliff" by raising the debt ceiling. The house didn't want to do that. I agree. Why? Cause it's like this. I have a credit card. I charged enough to reach the limit allowed on the card. So, instead of working on my spending habits, and cutting down somewhere, the card issuer raise's the limit and I go and charge more things to the card. And every time I reach the limit they continue to raise the limit. Somewhere I have to cut my spending habits and pay for the charges on the card. And the more that is on the card, the harder it will be to pay off. And that, my dear readers, if there are any, is where our government is today. And they do need to cut spending. And they need to take a very close look at where the spending is and cut the waste. One item I will mention. Congress approved $60 billion for relief for the victims of Hurricane Sandy. Unfortunately, a lot of that money went to pork barrel spending for members of congress that had nothing to do with Sandy. And it is this kind of spending that needs to be stopped. And we as the people need to take a close look at our congress persons and vote those out that can't control what they think they need to spend on behalf of their own reelection chances.
AND THAT'S THE VIEW FROM THE DITCH BANK