Vote for Bruce
At the start of 2008 I wrote an article regarding how this
year will be consumed by the Presidential elections and its
candidates. I spoke of the basic ideas and platforms that
should be addressed during the election process. I even offered
up myself as someone with very little political knowledge as a
candidate for President. We are now halfway into this campaign
and all I see are higher gas prices and consumable goods, and 3
candidates who have done next to nothing to address what's
going wrong with our economy.
I don't care if our next President is male or female, white
or black. I don't care if he or she is a Republican or a
Democrat. They say the first step into solving a problem is to
admit that there is one. Alcoholics, drug addicts and gamblers
all have to admit there is a problem before they can honestly
face their demons. Our Presidential candidates need to do the
same. Someone needs to step up and say "this Country is in a
recession and I am going to give you MY plan to get us out of
it". As each candidate campaigns to discredit the other, the
primary issues this Country is facing are being ignored.
I went to fill up my gas tank this morning and for the first
time I paid over $4.00 per gallon. As I began pumping this
valuable fuel into my gas tank my heart began to race a bit
faster and my head began to pound even though I had woken up in
a pretty good mood knowing today was going to be a short day at
work with a long holiday weekend upcoming. To make matters
worse, the gas tank did not print a receipt for me, so I had to
go inside the station and ask for one. I was kind of upset by
the time I got to the cashier and even sadly took it out on her
a bit when I stated "you would think at $4.039 per gallon you
could have the machines work correctly and print the receipts"?
I know it was not her fault, but this entire situation has got
me seeing red.
I work for a company that just filed for bankruptcy. We are
staying in business, but will be closing approximately 20% of
our stores. This is all due to the economy as people do not
have money to spend. This will be putting so many people out of
work and into a job market where the pickings are slim because
companies everywhere have put the freeze on hiring. What will
happen to all of these people who will no longer have jobs? How
are people going to be able to provide for themselves and
families the basic necessities in life? This is going on in
Note to our Presidential Candidates: Admit the
truth, we are in a recession.
Note to our acting so called President: Admit the truth,
you have no clue what the word recession means for if you did
you would have admitted that we are in one and would be working
with your cabinet on solutions.
My plan is to only drive when I have to. Unless there is a
place I have to be my car will remain parked in my driveway.
When I go to the grocery store I will only purchase the things
I really need for my family and not buy anything extra because
I want it. I will use coupons and purchase items that are on
sale. I will no long drive to the movies and then spend $8.00
per ticket and another $20.00 for popcorn and drinks. I will do
everything I can to keep my family safe, healthy, and will
provide them with everything they need, but the time has come
to do away with many of the things WE want.