I was on Facebook this morning and there are many who like to ‘repost’ various statements of alarm or cause….asking for you to do the same and show support and solidarity. I’ve never been much of a follower in that respect, with the exception of the following:
Salary of the US President. ..$400,000 . Salary of retired US Presidents …$180,000. Salary of House/Senate…$174,000. Salary of Speaker of the House.. .$223,500. .. Salary of Majority/Minority Leaders… $193,400.. .Average Salary of Soldier DEPLOYED IN IRAQ $38,000… I think we found where the cuts should be made! ( NOT OUR TEACHERS OR SOLDIERS!)
There is a level of validity to that statement that someone shared with the “Facebook” world. Valid in pointing out, once again, that this nation is on the verge of financial ruin. My state is in shutdown, the federal government is facing virtual “foreclosure”, and taxes and fees continue to go up and up.
So, in my usual calm, cool, and collected manner, I recommended that we don’t keep ‘reposting’ these comments, but that we should consider calling up the morons, I mean representatives. The folks we elected that are supposed to be representing the people. The ones that are stealing your taxes to use for stupid ‘pet’ projects instead of using them for important stuff that dang-near every American, who has two or more brain cells, supports…like education for our children (teachers), military support to protect us from the ‘crazies’ who like to blow up everything (including their own people), and our own citizens…folks here legally and hard-working trying to survive…not the sneaky bastards that are scamming the system and getting benefits they do NOT deserve!
Ok, I will admit that it was more of a soap-box, grand-standing, all-out-vent-party-tirade that I blasted. But, I continued with the opera:
Let’s stop the greedy morons from continuing to take our hard-earned money so they can send it all overseas to undeserving, hating, terrorists. Let’s get the ‘representatives’ to understand that they are supposed to represent the people…not represent themselves or whoever happens to have an open wallet! This is getting stupid! My parents have worked their whole life, putting into the social security fund, and now they, and millions more, face possibly no checks? Why? Because of morons who kiss up to terrorists, illegals, special interests, and, oh…..each other! Thanks for throwing away our hard-earned money…ya big dummies!
So, now that the indicators had screamed “no more coffee for you”, I figured that it was time to justify my bellowing with the “common sense” theme for the day. After all, I have always been a fan of the term. Common is simply meaning ‘shared alike’ and Sense is sound practical judgment. Sharing sound practical judgment. I like that!
So, onward and ‘somewhere’ward we march. I want to share some more insight to that term Common Sense. It truly is a powerful, yet simple term. A term that describes the water cooler conversations, the commute to work discussions, the vocalizing back to the radio or t.v., the family functions that solve the worlds problems over a few brats and beers. Common Sense is out there amongst the people of this great land, but for some reason, is in hiding from the shadows of government hall. They have denounced its’ power, cut off ties that once existed, and forbade the use of it within their circles.
Well, sadly for them, it wants to make the greatest comeback ever! Hopefully, it will surface before the damage is beyond repair!