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Friday, December 28, 2012

Mad As Hell

Yeah, I am, and the target of my anger is our government, all of it.  What a bunch of slack ass losers they are.  If I had done my job as poorly as they have, I would have lost it, but somehow these people manage to keep getting elected.  I can't figure it out.

The so-called "Fiscal Cliff" situation is something that never should have been allowed to happen in the first place.  The Bush administration and our congressmen and women never should have approved something with an 8 year expiration date in the first place.  And now it is a mad scramble to get it straightened out.  WHY??????  Why wasn't this addressed gradually over that 8 year time frame?  It's not like our economy just all of a sudden plummeted over the past year.  Then the whole Obama administration approving the reduction in the Social Security tax--seriously?????  With the majority of baby-boomers retiring over the next few years, and we have less money going in to this fund, it makes absolutely no sense at all.  And now all of a sudden, we are facing the possibility of a HUGE jump in our taxes meaning less money in our pockets.  Everyone should be angry.

Now we have a crisis in the dairy industry, with the possibility of milk prices doubling in some places.  That doesn't just affect the price of milk either, that will affect cheese, butter, and all sorts of things containing milk that the majority of American's haven't even thought of.  As someone with many food allergies, I rely a lot on milk to make up for the proteins I don't get from other items.  I think of families with small children who go through multiple gallons a week--how in the world are they going to be able to afford this?  Our economy is already in the shitter, lets just push it a little further!  The side effects to the dairy farmer could be disastrous--I live in an area where dairy farming used to be a huge industry, but over the past few years, more and more families have thrown in the towel and quit.  This lack of planning could be the final nail in the coffin to many who have just barely been getting by.  And I am really starting to seriously think that this is what our government wants. 

Have you ever thought about how much our food industry has changed over the past 20 or so years?  I am perhaps more aware of it because of what hubby does for a living, but the simple fact is it scares the heck out of me.  Everyone wonders why we have more incidences of cancer, autism, mental illness--did you ever think there is a direct link to what we are eating?  I sure do, and I think it is exactly what our government wants.  Both Republicans and Democrats are guilty, we are being manipulated by a group of people whose only incentive is money, pure and simple.  "Money is the root of all evil"--how true those words are, and this is truly just the start of things to come.  They are in the process of turning us in to a society who can't think straight, and has to rely on the government for everything, and are taking our personal controls away.  The middle class is gradually disappearing, we are turning in to a country of "haves" and "have nots".    Eventually the "haves" will be a very small group.  Visions of medieval England and Europe come to mind.  And what a better place to start than with food.  Not only can they control how much you have access to this way, but also what is in it.  We worried so much about terrorists manipulating our food supplies, when perhaps we should have been more concerned with what was going on right here at home.

Sorry to get all political, but I just get madder by the minute, and I really hope this post makes someone, ANYONE take a moment to pause and think about what is happening in this country, and how we are being manipulated by our government and don't even realize it.  For a final thought--we have spent the last several weeks mourning 26 people who lost their lives in a senseless shooting in Connecticut.  How different that might have been had it been in our nations capital, and the dead would have been 26 members of congress--something tells me instead of mourning, there might have been a lot of cheering going on. 

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