Never before in recent memory has the media been totally misinterpreting the facts about the U.S. economy. With enough job growth that only keeps the unemployment rate steady, which by the way is over 25% for African Americans age 18-35 and some where over 15% for everyone else, it seems that when they say the recession has ended is really a stretch of the imagination to say the least.
Take any city in the United States, anytown USA, all toll there are millions currently homeless, so destitute they have taken refuge where rats call home. People by the thousands are forced to live is such deplorable conditions right here in the good old USA everyday. And, yet the main stream media has the audacity to report that the recession had ended some time ago. Well! folks the first distortion is the fact we currently still are in a depression in practically every corner of America. Sure, many have remained unscathed and some are doing quite well, but the fact remains that beneath this facade there lies a greater proportion of our population that are literally left out in the cold.
While our politicians dither with meaningless legislation so many are wondering why those bureaucrats still don't get it. Take for example the current debate on gun control and the perceived attack on the 2nd amendment. All the while more people end up killed because of the failure to enact legislation that uses technology developed for specific purpose to end armaments from getting into the wrong hands. When congress passed that fiscal cliff legislation that really dumbfounded most Americans really put the bite back into our economy. For those who still managed to hold onto their jobs saw their disposable incomes fall again. All this while everything else continues to cost more. Net result, economic retardation. The highest percentage of jobs created in the last quarter were not conducive to trigger economic resurgence. Quite the contrary resulted as more people fell down that ladder of economic and financial mobility.
It seems that our illustrious "Economic Wizards up on Capital Hill have only continued to put forth legislation that is so contrary to the well being and economic stability of the country. What they fail to realize or is it that they don't want to realize that their best efforts to date have yet to bring about the greatest economic expansion that we enjoyed following World War II all the way through the mid 1970's. It is no wonder considering the state of politics today. Where money, the greatest amount they can grab dictates outcomes of elections. In essence our whole political landscape from state houses to Capital Hill are inundated with money grabbing self serving individualists that haven't got a clue on what it takes to rejuvenate this country. Meanwhile more children are taking the full brunt of political posturing that only has and continues to result in needless deaths, and suffering. Were talking about the continued violence using weapons that shouldn't be in the hands of perpetrators in the first place.
As the retirees continue to endure more financial hardship where some are supporting their grand children and believe it or not there own children has put the rosy outlook for life's golden years to be, well, not so golden after all. Sure, we seniors saw a pittance of a cost of living increase in our measly social security benefits only to have more taken out of them because of Medicare part B and C. This leaves so many bewildered seniors on how the hell they are going to be able to pay their electric bill. And, if one is still fortunate to have Cable TV that too may be sacrificed just to put food on the table. The golf cart reality still is a place far off in the distance and for many continues to be unreachable. Oh! the joys of retirement living in this good old USA.
It is as though no matter what comes out of Washington instead of forward momentum toward economic growth for all only has resulted in a country that really has lost it's way. Budget cuts in every aspect of government regardless if it is in Washington or small town USA has created an atmosphere that only pushes this country further away form ever realizing the potential that actually still remains, though hidden in America today.
It really is a sad commentary for the times of today. With the rest of the world poised on the brink of mayhem and in some places it is already occurring leaves little doubt that troubled times are still ahead. While most of us here in the United States are still not directly affected by the turbulence overseas we nevertheless have our own set of circumstances that need direct and concise attention in order of felicitate any hope of getting out of the economic predicaments we have put ourselves into.
Still for many we are only existing and not living a life that they thought they would enjoy. For many have no choice. When we have entrenched public figures that continue to put forth laws, issue mandates and pass legislation that only serves those who enact that legislation leaves little for the rest of the population to do but to suffer the consequences. As we have seen and continue to see the consequences of all that legislation that was passed from the late 1980's all the way through today has only continued the vicious cycle of economic suffering for an awful lot of Americans. We have also seen the lack of cooperation that would keep Americans safe and secure wherever we happen to be in our own country.
There are hard choices that have to be made and the time to make them is now. Believe it or not the United States has the potential and the capability within to turn the tide of economic stagnation into one of resurgence and prosperity. Where our children can be safe and secure. Where our own future lies waiting for us to fulfill our aspirations, hopes, and dreams. To achieve this take universal resolve to unite behind a plan of direction. When the President is unveiling Immigration Reform, to cooperation on the use and implementation of technology to ward off unauthorized use of the 2nd amendment right, to one that would bring about the economic revival that is so desperately needed so that every American, young and old alike, will be able to enjoy what our country has to offer has to be that plan of direction. This come with total implementation of National Economic Reform and it's Ten Articles of Confederation.