Wednesday, November 12, 2008

For Richer, For Poorer?

Hmm....Now that's a good question. "For richer or for poorer. In sickness and in health. 'Til death do we part...."

These are the common words of Wedding Vows, for those who are married. For those who are not, they are still just as well known. "For richer or for poorer. In sickness and in health. 'Til death do we part." Means simply, "Through the good times and the bad times, I will never leave you until the day I die. This much I can promise."

Now, let's take these very famous words and put them towards our Country we live in, the United States of America.

For richer or for poorer....Once this great Country of Ours was richer than any other Country in the World. Other countries came to us for Finaicial Aid, Food Donations and Chairitable Deeds. People would come across our borders because we offered things that they could not get from their own. Wealth, Happiness, Opportunities, Education and Freedom. We are still one of the richest Countries in the world, today. Accept we are now teetering on the edge of another Stock Market Slump. Balanced precariously on the edge of a major Economic Disaster. With our deficit rising every passing year and our jobs being moved to other countries, there is very little income coming into the Country. Our homes our foreclosing across the Nation because of the lack of good paying jobs.

If Obama gives the word to stop drilling off our coastlines for oil, the price of Oil will go up. And so will the price of Gas. The thing is, Oil is the main ingredient for Diesel not Gas. It really has nothing to do with Gas. If we stop drilling, we will have to Import our Oil. Not only will we have to pay for the Oil we import but the taxes as well to have it Shipped. The convience stores we frequent whenever we need fuel will have to raise their prices as well to cover the extra costs in Taxes. Food goes up again in the grocery stores, because they too have to pay for your products being shipped to them. It's a vicious circle. Everything comes back around to where it started eventually.

If we can get Washington to consider allowing us to keep drilling for Oil off our coastlines it might just be the thing that will pull us from the brink of an Economic Disaster. Things are moving forward at this time. Gas and deisel is cheaper. The food prices have stabilized. Our biggest problem right now is our Jobs being moved to other Countries and being forced out of our Homes. Unfortunantly, we can't do everything at once. So, let's handle one thing at a time. Getting Washington to let us continue drilling is the first step. Then we can worry about the bigger things. Our Jobs and our Homes. It's not a lot, but it is a place to start.

So, this is where the last part of the first statement comes in "In sickness and in health. 'Til death do us part." I love this great Country of ours. I was born here and I will die here. Just like the vows promise. No matter where this country goes or how it ends up, I will never forsake it. And I hope and pray that you feel the same way as I do.

Thank you. And have a good day.

Laree D.


Robot Nine said...

Interesting. I like the reaction check marks after the post. How did you do thiat?

Julieanne Paige said...

Hi Laree

We are in a great time of change. For us to move forward there may have to be adjustments and fossil fuels may be one of them. Our automotive industries are feeling the pinch now too which of course affects many employees and homes.

However we are very adaptable creatures and when forced to evolve we alsways find a way... for richer for poorer :)


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