Monday, March 26, 2012

Where Have All the Statesmen Gone?

There was a time, years ago, when it was possible for politicians of diverse leanings to sit down together and solve the most important of the country's problems. Granted these solutions were not always the best possible solution. Compromise seldom gets the best but it sometimes gets the good. Good, of course, being better than no solution at all. There were even a few that had power, personality, and love of country that were able to drag lesser pols kicking and screaming into negotiations that produced, at times, unexpected results.

Where did all of them go. I know, they got older. Some retired. Some passed away. But the point is, the torch was never passed to the next generation of leaders. I am so tired of shrill power hungry harridans of both sexes. Do nothing constructive. Blame it all on the opposition. Take no responsibility.

In the past three years the cost of fuel has doubled. If the government would produce honest figures we would find inflation up 10 percent or more. If they included those that have stopped looking for work and those that are underemployed, unemployment would exceed 15 percent. Housing values are down, down, down. Medical care is about to go through the overhead. The dollar  is way down. The country is being spent into poverty. And all those brilliant people that we sent to  Washington because they tell us they have all the answers are impotent. Put a microphone in front of them and they are all instant experts. As far as I am concerned they are all instant failures.

Set off the alarm clock. Wake them up. The country is speeding hell bent toward a cliff and nobody is driving. Where have all the statesmen gone?

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