Thursday, October 3, 2013

A Season of Change? by DL Larson

Besides the turning of the leaves, the apples ripe for picking, pumpkins ready to be decorated and the cornfields nearing maturity for harvest, the season in our nation's capitol is not in sync with nature.

The fight is an old one, with ugly fingers stretching across this beautiful land. Our congressmen spend more time playing the blame game, waiting for deadlines, crying the sky is falling, as they suck up energy and money at an alarming pace. This too is nothing new. The political cartoons of the 1800's were nasty and spread nearly as fast as the internet sends news today. The bickering between parties was vicious with much name calling and blustering and closed doors to progress. The years rolled by with a few compromises to land expansion, slavery issues, and another political contest to see which party could reach California first where money was in plenty, or so the stories went. And all the while the regular, hard-working folks of America wondered where is all this leading?

It lead us right into a devastating war between ourselves.

We, as a nation, need to pull together, not apart. Our congressmen need to be held accountable for not doing their job when they had the opportunity to do so. This waiting until deadlines arrive is immature and petty. We, as a nation, shouldn't have to sit in fear, worrying if reason and compromise will win the day. Congressmen are elected officials who take home a hefty paycheck, have retirement benefits most of us would love to have, yet they continue to fail at their job.

No one wants children to go without. No one wants the elderly to go without! To say one side over another wants this is school yard bullying and insults all Americans that such nonsense makes headline news.

Folks need insurance. But we don't have to make it so complicated that no one understands it. That is no way to run a country. Giving breaks to big businesses for a year is not right and everyone knows that. This is not rocket science, folks. This is plain Economics 101. Holding smaller businesses accountable will only make more of them fold. And how, dear congressmen, will that help our economy?

What this nation needs is a strong mama figure. Someone who can say, "hey, you there, sit down and mind your manners." "And you, take that pile of papers and do it right this time. Don't come back until it makes sense!" "And you, there, still running your mouth with lies and more lies. I have a bar of soap with your name on it." Then she would turn to the others and say, "don't you have something to do? Get to work. Show me something I can be proud of."

Because, folks, I want to be proud of this nation, my nation, your nation. So congressmen, "GIVE US SOMETHING WE CAN BE PROUD OF."

Contact your Congressmen today! Let's get America back on its feet again.

Til next time ~

DL Larson


Jade3323 said...

Well said!

Morgan Mandel said...

Now, can you go over and tell them that?

Morgan Mandel

Deb Larson said...

Oh, how I wish I could!!! :)

Debra St. John said...

Seriously. Things really seem to be falling apart lately.

A very timely post...I wish there were more people who thought like you.

Margot Justes said...

Very well said.
Sadder still is that most will get re-elected. Term limits, no cushy retirement plans, match what the regular working American gets based on salary, and any laws they pass must apply to them as well. Not a chance of that ever happening.

Unknown said...

At least our State of Illinois is so well run! Very well put, DL.

Deb Larson said...

Thanks all for sharing your input. We all need to speak up and be heard! Pass it on ...