04 August 2011

Back to Business

Last week, for the third time in the past few months, water was accidentally spilled on my keyboard so I ordered a waterproof keyboard which required waiting on for a few days.  In the meantime, I've had to wait on writing.  Now, I have my keyboard back and wonder what to write about.

I wanted to write about the "debt Crisis" and the woman I heard on the radio yesterday.  But now, I can't remember what her full name was, Mia someone, or what radio station she was on.  But I can recall her talking about a fiscal "trigger" and that she worried that the budgets are becoming so filled with "Washington Jargon" that regular citizens would no longer be able to understand what was going on financially with our government. 

She also made the very strong hint that a million person march on Washington calling on Congress to "pull the trigger" (which she basically explained as being a sort of accounting of all the spending and a need for some sort of committee to handle it) is needed. 

This reminded me of the call by the Solidarity movement in Poland calling for "[the] bringing the country out of its crisis situation by the following means: a) making public complete information about the social-economic situation. b) enabling all social classes to take part in discussion of the reform programme".

Personally, I fully agree that this needs to be done.
I wish I could recall the details of what she said and who she was and am not personally familiar with this "trigger" she was talking about.  For all that I pay attention to American and world politics, I never knew about this.  But it makes sense.  And I feel that this should be done before the next election so that we all know who (meaning the politicians) stands where and which of them needs to go.  And, most importantly, what really needs to be done to improve our country's current economic situation.

I also wanted to write about other news stories going on, but couldn't and now cannot recall them.

C'est tragique.

So, instead, I decided to write for five minutes off the top of my head to get back into the rhythm of writing.  I hope you all have a wonderful day.  See you tomorrow!

Na razie...

1 comment:

Diane LeBleu said...

Couldn't agree with you more! While our country's problems are pretty straightforward (we spend way too much money. We spend more than we will ever be able to cover with our current tax payors - even if they were to raise the tax rate higher and ever higher) and no one can agree where to cut. However, the arguments put forth by the media are largely meant to cloak it in complexity and urgency when the real truth is that no on in WA is being a good steward for our country. It's heartbreaking to see what is happening. Have a great weekend!! (I'm a 1st generation 'Latvian' American. My Dad, Gma, Gpa and aunt came to US in 1949. Maybe should do a Latvian culture thing? Beautiful country.)