Is anyone else starting to get the unwelcome feeling we’re headed for “summer of recovery” 9?
Maybe it’s just my sample — and that would be worrisome, because my sample consists mostly of not only highly educated but highly capable people — but it seems like every other week a friend is being laid off, or friends who haven’t had a raised in 10 years, still aren’t getting a raise, or–
Yet the press, whom I thought would turn on a dime once Obama was out of office, is still saying that the economy is better than ever.
Who am I to believe? Them? Or my lying eyes?
I grant you that it’s almost impossible for the economy to right itself while hampered by the load of cement, called Obama Care, that FINALLY managed to stop the great American engine.
We’d absorbed a lot of other Leftist hits, but a program that vacuums money from both public and private pockets at ever increasing rate is too big a hit to just shrug off.
And I grant you, given the hits we’ve absorbed, there is still an amazing amount of life and productivity in America.
And please, please, understand what I’m talking about is NOT a sudden crash. If sudden crashes, running around the hills with an AK or eating the neighbors were the likely thing, it would already have happened, in Europe. What I fear is more the fate of Europe, the slow descent into senescence and dependency, without ever identifying the cause of the ill.
You see, our government has become like a tick. It puts out just enough anesthetic, that people don’t realize it’s attached and sucking the life blood out of civilization.
And yeah, I’d feel much better at the thought that once they beat us into the ground, the leeches with bureaucratic, do-nothing jobs will suffer the most. But when you all go down together, there is no consolation.
Right now, my only hope is that we do to them what we did when they thought they’d successfully taken over journalism and we ambushed them with blogs.
I don’t know how you do that to an entire economy, except I know the capable, the smart, the flexible thinkers need to hit the ground running, and keep running.
Think of something you can start and run that they’ll never see coming; something that does whatever job it is faster and better.
Go out and create and build and work. You’re our only hope.