Time to replace our congressional delegation
It is the final straw. If something does not work it is time to replace it. I am talking about our three congressional representatives. Adrian Smith in the House of Representatives, Ben Sasse and Deb Fisher in the U.S. Senate. Yes, all three voted YEA on the grossly expensive and misnamed Covid Relief bill last week. That will be our overly expensive Federal Budget for the year to come. I was hoping that President Trump would veto the monstrosity but no he signed it into law.
Six hundred bucks to each citizen to cover our individual losses from the Covid 19 pandemic. Probably very few in our area had any loss from the pandemic. I know that I did not as my retirement and social security checks continued to be there like clockwork. The same is true for everyone I know as our restaurants and small independent businesses weren’t shuttered. All government employees, local, including the schools, city, county, state and federal employees in this area received their regular paychecks. Those in Congress included. Why then the $600 handouts? Sure we will take the stipend as a little extra cash for our pocket is always welcome but necessary – no.
Thanks to our congressmen who are supposed to represent our interests, all of us who pay federal taxes will now be saddled to pay for this monstrosity long into our future.
So far as I see it we all have a chance to redress the wrong that our “representatives” have voted yes for when to a person they all should have voted no is to remember that terribly wrong vote when it comes time for their reelection. Rest assured that my vote will be for their opponent in each case! The only other option is to leave that choice blank on the ballot just as I did for Ben Sasse last November.
Sorry to be such a negative Nellie but it just hurts to be taken advantage of when we are the ones who have to pay the bill. I am sure that the citizens of big cities are suffering due to the dictates of the Democrat politicians they in turn elected to power and have made draconian edicts like shutdowns, closing bars, restaurants, and a myriad of other small businesses while allowing the big box stores to operate unhampered. Of course, the big conglomerates grease the election coffers of those corrupt politicians and it is payback time.
Along that line, I am still in the camp that thinks the election was stolen from Trump and given to the corrupt wimp Biden through cleverly engineered rigging of election results in the big swing states. It was quite a coordinated effort but they got it done. I do fear for the future of what has been the greatest most successful country on earth.
Enough of the bad news. It is the season to be jolly and there is much to be thankful for in our house and community. One of the things that I really enjoy is the Christmas cards and letters that we receive in this season. It is a chance to touch with current friends as well as those from the past. Having lived in locations near both coasts as well as on both the southern and northern borders of this great country snippets of life in other states leak through the written word that comes in those wonderful Christmas letters.
For instance, Joanie, now retired, who became extremely successful in the world of Mary Kay Cosmetics chose to settle in beautiful Southern California. There along the coast the weather is pleasant year around. Somehow though Joanie is a bit unhappy with being locked down in her home for months on end. No travel for her or her family and so the gregarious lady seems a bit lonely there all alone.
Rita lives in Colorado and was formerly the secretary in a grade school.
Now grandma, she watches over her young grandkids who tried to school virtually. Said it was a disaster in that the Zoom program they were using would sometimes have no sound or would drop off mid-session. The kids didn’t learn much so she now does state-sanctioned home school with much better results.
Hank lives near the Gulf in nearby Gulfport, Mississippi. Sadly Hank lost his wife and later his only son in years gone by. All were good friends. Hank now lives in an assisted living facility and is extremely grateful for the activities and personal services rendered to him. This fellow I knew as a fellow tanker pilot but in a prior life he was an Electronics Warfare Officer flying reconnaissance (spy) missions over the USSR in the belly of a B-45 from a base in England. Four men in a windowless capsule located in the bomb bay of that lone ship defenseless jet-powered bomber. All in the service of this country he deserves the best and his was a happy note.
Becky a young, fortyish, lady with teenage children and a farmer husband wrote with no complaint. One wouldn’t know that she is recovering from a stroke. Just happy thoughts about how good their life is on their organic grain and livestock country estate. The lady is an inspiration personifying the glory of a sound Christian life.
So it is that life wherever one might land can be filled with goodness and joy. In this household we have enjoyed the fun and energy that grandkids bring to our busy retired lives. We too feel blessed.
That is the way I saw it.