Friday, July 11, 2008
PHIL GRAMM IS RIGHT
This is a nation of whiners. There I said it and I own it and John McCain should not distance himself from the truth. There is a good reason why Obama is getting the youth vote. The youth are the biggest whiners of them all. They have had it too easy. The have worn Gap clothing charged by their parents since birth. They have had 24 hour cartoon channels for constant stimulation and entertainment. They were born with computers and cell phones attached to their hands and ears, and have no idea how to have a conversation beyond texting acronyms. WTF is that all about. They ride around in Hummers and go to the lake on the week-end to ride in their boats. They eat out regularly at nice restaurants and troll the mall with their own credit cards and buy J. Crew and Banana Republic outfits that mom and dad so lovingly provide. Now that gas is expensive they are struggling. Or if they are newly married and starting out, its kind of strange, the are broke. Well welcome to life folks! When I was a kid I wore my BROTHERS hand me down tuff skin pants with big huge patches ironed on by my mother. If we went to McDonald's it was a luxury and we were allowed to order from a certain price range and no more. We ate creamed peas on toast. I took pancake sandwiches to school for lunch. I worked in the cafeteria for lunch money in elementary school. We took the bus to the mall, bought NOTHING and had a quarter if an emergency occurred(FYI the quarter was for the pay phone). I had a job while I was in High School so I could have spending money to see movies with my friends. We WALKED everywhere. Sometimes miles to meet up just to hang out. We had 5 channels on the TV and had to get up early on Saturday's if we wanted to watch cartoons. When I got married, we went to college, both had jobs, and drove piece of crap cars we prayed would make it to our multiple destinations. One car eventually broke down and my husband took the bus to work then to school then home. We juggled our bills. Our Christmas consisted of one present a piece and a 20 dollar spending limit. We had a hand me down fake tree and we went to a thrift store for decorations. All this occurred in the 90's under the Utopian Clinton years. We made $15,000 a year between the two of us and PAID taxes until Clinton was out of office. As time went on we worked and saved and were broke again, juggled some more, bought a house, were house poor, juggled bills, had a baby, medical bills killed credit, adversity mounted and THIS IS LIFE! Why is it the youth of today can't handle the struggle? Because they have been given everything? Parents have worked hard to provide so nicely for their kids that very few young whipper snappers have had to struggle. So now when things are expensive and people struggle to make ends meet its OMG! WHAT? no cell phone?! NO car at 16?! NO designer clothing?! I am sorry, but isn't that how its always been? That is how its been for me and my family. Isn't the struggle to some point a good thing? It makes us self-sufficient and stronger. Relying on the government to bail us out every time things get tough is so anti-American in my republican mind. I am not saying the feds shouldn't look into gas domestication and solutions, and I am making a mass generalization to make a point. I realize this is not all Americans. But I do see a self-entitlement attitude wreaking from the youth of today and quite frankly some adults. They have been taught reliance and this is what is attracting them to Obama in my opinion. If the same outfit has to be worn more than once then it is the end of the world as we know it. I drive around and look at Hummers, SUV's, boats, 4-wheelers, campers, trucks, 3 car garages and toys, toys, toys. And yet we complain that gas is too expensive to go boating and to take trips in our fat automobiles. Bummer Hummer dudes and babes. Stay home. I don't think the whining is necessarily low income people. I think its probably more of the upper middle class who make plenty who probably have to cut back. Low income people know how to cut back and do without. They know the meaning of needs vs. wants. There is a class of people in America that waste, waste, waste. I think these are the biggest whiners of them all! Park the Escalade. Stop the pedicures. A massage is gonna have to wait. Use your kitchen. Find some coupons. Shop for what you need and not for what you want. Play a game with the kids. Take away their cell phones. Talk to eachother like human beings. Teach your teens to use full words vs. texting acronyms. Take a walk. Make some cookies together. Cut back and make do. Let's bring back the art of conversation. Our faces are so stuck in our stupid iPhone and hand held computers that we forget to emotionally connect with our kids, spouses and other humans. Maybe, just maybe, our fast paced life that we have enjoyed is not that great. We have created young monsters who demand and disrespect. Its time to get back to old-fashioned values of courtesy and conservation. But it appears that those who cry energy conservation and doom are also the same ones professing hope and government reliance. For such a "hope" themed party, democrats sure do project a lot of doom, gloom and pessimism. Big freaking whiners if you ask me. Phil Gramm was right. America is full of whiners and Obama is playing right into our needy little hands. By all means, exploit the necessary struggle of self-sufficiency. Act like life is really about always having plenty and a magic wand creating high paying jobs for all Americans. This is a lie and a disservice to those who are struggling. We are the captains of our own ships. Let's start acting like it. The definition of a depression and recession is NOT, the inability to purchase all the latest electronics. Wanting what you have vs. having what you want is hope and conservation. Deal with it.