I want to start off by saying that I don’t want to come off as really negative or cynical, or just disgruntle. I am however somewhat perplexed by how things have changed, and not all for the good I might add. I for one would like to see some things go back to the way they used to be.
I am dismayed by the fact that even though when I grew up I was told that if I worked hard and did what was right, paid my bills and taxes, treated people fairly and was honest, that I would achieve the goals of adulthood.
owning your own home, being at least financially even on the board. I don’t want to be wealthy, or even well off, what I would like is to not have to look over my shoulder for the bill collector. Well I hate to burst anyone’s bubble here, but it just aint the truth anymore. You can work 12 hours a day 7 days a week and still not make enough to make the ends meet. The price of everything goes up on a nearly weekly basis. it takes a side job just to put beef on the table. I find myself telling people when I can find gas for under $3.75 a gallon. which by the way is the going price for a gallon of milk these days. What did we do as a people to allow pharmaceutical companies to price us out of the ability to be healthy. One of my wife’s scripts cost $1200 per month to fill, I mean really. If it were not for my insurance, I don’t know how we would do it. Is there a pill anywhere that’s really worth that kind of money? I’m talking 60 pills for $1200. dollars $20.00 per pill… maybe if it cured cancer or something but come on.. really.. I wish there were someway to just stop and take a real hard look at what we call the greatest country in the world. I am a flag waving, served my country, stand up and die for it kind a guy, but we got some things seriously wrong. The current gap between the haves and the have not’s is at a record level. Those that have, have more and those that don’t have less and its getting worse. We cut funding for services here at home, so we can provide services for other countries. Most of whom just wish we would go away and leave them alone. Spending billions maybe trillions on rebuilding countries we bombed into submission. While we have families here that can’t go to the doctors, or put adequate food on the table or clothes on their backs. I want so much to feel the pride I once felt for my country. I want to say hey world look at us, we got it figured out. I don’t know if I am more worried about me or my grandchildren.. what will they have to do, just to survive..will we survive that long?... I just know that my family and friends used to make fun of me for my patriotism, my blatant flag waving, my undying commitment to my country. Its just getting harder and harder to get up in the morning and start waving… is it just me?
Until next time…when I see more things….......... Papa