That’s right if you’re reading this blog tonight you are living literally on the day that so many have noted that the Mayan’s predicted that the earth would end. It is the Winter Equinox December 21, 2012… so when the last day of time comes and goes, I predict December 22nd will welcome us when we wake up with yet another day here on the third rock from the sun. I might have a hangover from my end of the world party but I will still be functioning.
Now, there is something special I do believe that is afoot. I believe what the Mayan’s may have meant is that this is the beginning of a new phase of earth climatic shifts as we have had over the centuries past. Yes that is possible. If it is true we will adjust and adapt and still function.
Better yet, I choose to believe this is possibly the year that we begin to awaken and get fed up with our economic crap and horrible political leadership that has taken us nowhere. People are fed up not having job security, a dignified livelihood that allows them to fully enjoy their lives any longer. They are fed up with too little health care coverage or none at all. I believe people are fed up mortgaging their homes and lives and being indebted for decades to pay for their children to get a great education and go to college. We want sanity back in our lives.
No, we are not becoming liberals or socialists. We want capitalism to be given the proper ability to unleash true market potential with parameters set that allow and establish meaningful reform for the things that matter to most of us.
We want to manage and fund our own retirement, healthcare, disability and unemployment insurance and pension funds. We have seen how badly the government has performed and it is time to sunset that Ponzi scheme and let us prepare for our own brighter futures. Yes, Uncle Sam we are capable of managing our own economic affairs far better than you have demonstrated you can do for us… so move aside and get with the future of self-directed citizen based workforce rights.
Mortgage reform and lending linked to the actual values of our homes and no more mortgaged for life scenarios and inability to force structured write downs on first and second mortgages if we are forced into bankruptcy. If we need to do a work out don’t force us to move out so someone else gets the deal on our foreclosed house, let us refinance it for what it is worth today and make the banks take the hit. That was what the TARP funds were for not buying other banks and giving lavish bonuses.
We want the credit markets to open back up for small businesses so they can once again find capital to fuel the growth and create the jobs that our citizens need so badly.
We are tired of the banks and corporate America running everything to their own favor at the taxpayers expense. We want our voice to count and be what politicians cater to not their corporate sponsors with their PAC monies.
We want our kids to go to safe schools and to not be forced to send our kids to private schools to get exceptional quality educations. We want college and university’s to not require that we as parents go broke trying to help our kids stay out of the poor house with excessive students loans.
We want energy reform so that our energy costs are not such a huge and ever increasing part of our budget. Allow us to invest in our own energy efficiency and deduct it fully from our federal tax bill. Energy efficiency could do more than anything to reduce our dependence on foreign oil.
Speaking of taxes, we want true tax reform. We are tired of paying far too much and getting far too little for it. Big government is not the answer to all our problems. We want everyone to have the opportunity for success if they put forth the initiative to seek that economic gain. We do not believe those that work their butts off should have to supplement those that do less or did not take the same risks or work as hard and/or smart with their own lives. We want all to pay their equal fair share of taxes across the board, with no exceptions.
Perhaps the Mayans knew that we would at this point get fed up being so out of touch with our own goals and dreams and also having elected leaders just continue to fail and lie to us, so that we will finally have a true change of consciousness.
So this Christmas let’s all pray that we begin to take our country to the next level and get our lives, and our nation back on track just as the Mayan’s predicted we would do so long ago. The eagle shall rise up and once again soar towards the sun and see beyond the horizon of those below her.
Until the next calamity… I wish you peace, progress, prosperity and renewed focus on our mutual desires of a better and more equitable America. God Bless America, we survived yet another tragedy and we will always rise to the occasion.