Thursday, April 18, 2013

It has been a long week already and it's only Thursday. The bombings in Boston, ricin filled letters sent to the President and a senator and now the explosion of a fertilizer plant in West, Texas.  It has been troubling to say the least.  My, along with yours, heartfelt thoughts and prayers are with the victims and their families.

Just as troubling is the thought that our senators and congressmen don't have our best interests at heart.  Depending on the poll, 85 to 95% of us feel that background checks are important yet the Senate failed to pass the bill to make it happen.  No, it is not the magic bullet to solve the problem but it's a step in the right direction.  It goes to show you just how out of touch Congress is with the American people.

Locally, our representatives are all retired or about to.  Their kids are grown, most are established in business and have no interest in making the community grow.  They are content and already have health insurance, no kids to get through school and well established.  They have no clue that there are folks out here hurting, living paycheck to paycheck struggling to get by trying to keep the electricity on and food on the table.

What's the answer?  It has to come from us at the poll come election time.  Need I say more?

Just a few thoughts and some venting.   Hope you have a great day and share a smile!


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