I feel sure we have at least one person in Congress who would agree?
What on earth happened to “common sense” in America? Will our elected officials ever stop their political wars long enough to see what they have already destroyed. The United States has only one major problem which is wasted resources. We have changed the entire work ethic just in my lifetime. Every one of our elected officials knows that jobs have saved this country every time we have a crisis.
I listen to our President repeatedly read on his teleprompter that the infrastructure in America is crumbling. I seriously doubt he has personally observed mush but it is a serious problem. I doubt that anyone in Congress disagree. Why don’t we fix it? The President and the Democrats want to borrow on our children’s future to modernize our crumbling parks, roads, bridges, slums and civic services. The Republicans with closed minds and fights with each other just say no and ignore the wasted resources we have doing nothing. Wake up Washington we have all of the resources we just don’t use them.
When I was a boy we had no large park system or decent roads in most of America. Our government back then had enough “common sense” to create jobs to improve America by using able bodied citizens to do the work. We had no food stamps, Medicaid, SSI, and the other hundreds of freebies like Obama phones to pay for. Let me share some statistics that blew me away when I just decided to open my eyes and study them.
The latest U.S. Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS), revealed that we had 2,266,800 adults incarcerated in U.S. federal and state prisons, and county jails at year-end 2011. It is not rocket science to be certain we have more today. They show that we also had 4,814,200 adults on probation or on parole. Wow, Over 7,000,000 adults that owe something to society and except for the ones who work free for Sheriff Joe, over 2,000,000 sitting in jails doing nothing for improving anything. What a waste of free labor because of the ACLU and our Political Supreme Court.
Additional statistics I stumbled across searching for facts were equally interesting.
- We have 10,200,000 adults drawing unemployment.
- We have 82,679,000 people on Medicaid.
- A total of 109,631,000 people are on welfare.
- Unbelievably we have 51,471,000 people on food stamps.
- We have 22,358,000 receiving women and children Social Security benefits.
- There are 20,358,000 people drawing SSI payments.
- Last Thursday’s Labor Department report showed we had 430,000 people of working age (16 or older) that just dropped out of the workforce.
I could spend a lot of my time and waste yours by calculating statistical scenarios that are unnecessary to make my point. We have way more than enough people already getting paid for doing nothing and setting in jails and prisons to rebuild everything and not cost one red cent.
Our local roads could use a lot of help here in the woods of East Texas. I would like to bring up one more question that I could not find statistics to report. I wonder how many of the millions of people in the statistics I did gather above are illegal aliens? It’s for sure that Obama or Congress will never let us know. Does anyone out there care? I do!
Apparently asking those in prison, drawing unemployment or receiving welfare to actually do some work to improve the infrastructure is out of the question. This would be unfair and “common sense”. So we welcome illegals to come in to work and instead of working they just get on the same freebie wagon and enjoy the ride. The welfare train is headed for a derailment and these hobo’s better get ready for the wreck. We don’t have any vacancies in our prisons and Mexico likely will not let any of them live there. Sic’um Donald Trump we need to close the borders.