"Jesus replied, 'And you experts in the law, woe to you, because you load people down with burdens they can hardly carry, and you yourselves will not lift one finger to help them.'"
As I read these words, it is not hard to think about how it so aptly applies to our nation today.
With every news report there comes more of the "talks" that take place in Washington, DC concerning the debt in America.
It has become hard to hear the truth. What is the truth anymore?
We see a growing panic in the eyes of the people, we hear growing alarm in their voices. Worries and fears.
We DO have a debt crisis in America - but not so much with Social Security, Medicare, or with Veteran's benefits. It has to do with the over-paid men and women ... the "experts in the law"!!!
I wonder how much money has been spent on just meals for these men and women who are "experts" and are arguing over what to cut and what not to cut? While the real men and women of America are existing on bologna sandwiches, a cup of soup, a glass of water ... or maybe just going to bed hungry another night.
How many pens and writing pads have the "experts" gone thru in taking notes during these meetings? And how much has that cost the American taxpayers? While the real men and women of America are using pencils to nubs and scratch pads just trying to balance an over-taxed budget and a diminishing paycheck!
How many bottles of water have been opened and left just sitting - to be poured out? And at what cost? While the real men and women of America are struggling just to buy a loaf of bread?
What are the cell phone charges for each of these "experts"?
While the real men and women of America are debating on whether to keep their cell phones so that they can have call-backs on job interviews, or give up the cell phones so that they can have food on the table and fuel in the cars?
What are the salaries of each "expert"? Starting with the President and going down the line ... Representatives, Senators, aides, staffs, drivers ... ??? And why do they need such outrageous salaries??? What do they pay with their money? The real men and women of America are feeding them, clothing them, housing them, giving them fuel and vehicles, providing medical care ... and on and on. So, what do they need such salaries for???
And when did being an "expert" become a career? In the beginning of America, it was a SERVICE to our country!!!
Why must the White House be re-decorated with each new President and wife? And at what cost? When so many real men and women of America are losing their houses, their homes ... and becoming the lost and homeless generation.
How much money does the President have in his campaign fund at this time?
What is the first thing that we as real men and women of America do when we personally get into a debt crisis?
We cut back. We go thru checkbooks and figure out where we have overspent. We dig thru our bills and find ways to cut costs. We clip coupons. We do whatever it takes to make a dollar and save a penny!!!
We don't go out to eat as often. Cook and eat more at home.
We consolidate trips to conserve the fuel in our vehicles, as well as the wear and tear that causes more maintenance.
We take a look at the cell phone plan - can we go to a cheaper plan? Less minutes per month? Less perks?
We look at the cable/satellite bill - can we let go of a few stations so that we can pay less per month?
We refinance the house. Sometimes taking a 2nd or 3rd mortgage. Consider a reverse mortgage.
We refinance the car. Or trade it in for a cheaper per month model.
(Sometimes, we lose the car ... and the house.)
We sell something to generate a bit of extra money.
Put away the credit cards. Trying to pay more than we charge each month.
We get a 2nd, or 3rd, or maybe even a 4th job.
Make sure the lights are turned out when we leave a rom.
Don't water the yard as much - or maybe not at all.
We as the real men and women of America do what it takes to cut every dollar, save every penny - stretch it till Abraham Lincoln himself squeals!!!
So, why do the "experts" not follow our example? And why do we as the people of America allow them not to follow?
"...and you yourselves will not lift one finger to help them."
Isn't it time for the American men and women to stand up and say - "ENOUGH IS ENOUGH!!! We elected you - and we can UN-elect you!!!"?????
This country was founded by the people - for the people.
To be led by the people!
Will we wake up and take our country back?
Before it is too late?
God, help us all!!!