Letter: Time for a change? Boy, is it ever
Many years ago, a psychologist told my friend, "He's the kind of guy who always has to be right." I responded, "That's not true. I don't always want to be right -- it's just that I am."...
Many years ago, a psychologist told my friend, "He's the kind of guy who always has to be right." I responded, "That's not true. I don't always want to be right -- it's just that I am."
Some time back a local resident sent me a personal letter expressing his contempt of my critique of our president. I wrote back, "George Bush is on a dry drunk. He will drive our nation into a tree, get out and think he can still drive -- just like he did in his college days."
Additionally, I wrote to this newspaper that George Bush will go down in history a worse president than Herbert Hoover. It looks like now this sad prediction is finally becoming a harsh reality.
I feel badly for all those who are suffering under this failing economy. People are losing their homes, their jobs and their businesses. Gasoline and oil are at all-time highs, the dollar is at an all-time low, the stock market is spiraling ever downward and putting retirement incomes in jeopardy, home equity is at an all-time low and making people owe more on their home than it is worth, and banks are threatened more now than since the Great Depression. It is one piece of bad news after another.
George Bush's speech the other day on the economy was truly pathetic. He mumbled something about a "rough time" and "going into a skid." Right -- and he is the one asleep at the wheel that put us there.
The Bush Administration only has offered up incompetence at every cabinet post. We have a Secretary of State without a single accomplishment who speaks in circles, wasting time on Capitol Hill. We have a trade secretary who says "safety is not a trade issue," allowing millions of toxic, defective and potentially deadly products into our country. Just recently, the Secretary of the Treasury made the political talk show circuit spewing ambiguous statements, appearing clueless as to what to do next.
It is time to demand action. We deserve better, not more empty rhetoric restating the obvious. Enough with the pleasing platitudes, glittering generalities and all the rest of the tools of propaganda available to the cheesy politician -- we need real solutions.
We are all in this together. The only way out of this mess is to be together. Bush true-believers need to let the scales fall from their eyes. It may be your neighbor who is in trouble next.