Watching the news has become the fastest way to increase your pulse. When the recent GSA extravaganza was announced it was no surprise to me. I spent 27 years working on government contracts on hundreds of aviation/space programs. What was a shock was the announcement that the GSA wacko that created this monster was retiring. He pleaded the Fifth Amendment and refused to answer Congressional questions, then was awarded a reported $100,000 a year retirement package. I suppose this removed him from the limelight that interfered with the re-election of Obama and his congressional supporters. It also improved the re-election chances for the Republican’s who support the Pentagon/GSA government waste expenditures.
After my career move to the petroleum industry, I was able to hang a framed adage that was obviously taboo before. It read, “An Elephant is a Mouse that was created on a Cost Plus, Fixed Fee, Government Contract!”
What really increased my blood pressure was the fact that I spent my 27 years and when I elected to receive my pension at age 63, it was $221.47 a month. I feel certain the GSA individual will also get free heath care and other benefits at tax payers’ expense and I received no benefits.
It is rather obvious that working for the government is the best career path for all Americans who are willing to work for someone else. Two important points are included in this statement:
1. At least they are willing to work, rather than get paid not to work.
2. They have no desire to chase the American dream of owning their own business and create jobs for others.
It took me 32 years of working for someone else to realize that I had not fulfilled my lifelong desire of owning my own business. I had not achieved the goals I had set for myself by serving others. At 53 I charted a new path and created my first company. Over the next 10 years I had saved enough to retire and allow others to seek their destiny.
With Clinton as President my savings actually increased as it had for retirees all of my life. Bush actually started on the path that most retirees had planned for when compound interest at least evened out with increased inflation. This protected your nest egg from erosion.
Then we had the 9-11 disaster that changed the lives of every American. It resulted with the spending frenzy that has wrecked most retired people who had worked hard to provide for themselves. Change was what Obama promised and he has really changed America. In addition to wrecking our investments, he has succeeded in dividing this country by demanding more people be paid for not working than ever before. He has more people on welfare than ever before. He spews hate toward people who did and do work hard to provide for themselves. He has made OPEC nations richer by keeping the poor people poorer. More hate and violence exists in America today that during the civil war.
Instead of news today we have hate mongers like Chris Mathews, Alan Colmes, E. J. Dionne, Thomas Friedman and the list is endless, spewing anarchy to divide Americans. We have Marxist like George Soros pumping billions to help Obama divide America for his Socialist agenda. Why do these people hate America so much? Will they be happy when we have no one to hate?
It is past time for freedom loving Americans to unite and clean house in Washington. If school children do not wish to say the Pledge of Allegiance or pray, they do not have to. If people wish to pray to God, why prohibit this right? If men/women desire to live with one of the same gender, who cares? Does this mean we make a mockery of marriage to satisfy the re-election of politicians who can’t make a living by working?
Since retiring my electricity and grocery bills have increased 100%. My gasoline costs are up 150%. My retirement check will barely cover my telephone bills. Our Medicare insurance has doubled to over $650 a month and is scheduled to be about $900 in 2014. That is $100 a month more than I grossed in salary when we married 52 years ago.
Oh, before you forget it, my pension is still $221.47 a month after 18 years. Interest on my savings is about 10% of the current inflation rate. Something is rotten in Washington and in Denmark as the old saying relates. We can change things if enough Americans will get out and vote in November. It may be your last time to vote for anything.