America: A Big Heart with a Big Deficit

America: The Big Heart with the big deficit

                Everybody nowadays wants to know, is the recession really over? Have we come through the storm? Hmmm, let’s see. Looked at your fast food joints in a while? Noticed how prices continue to rise and items continue to shrink? Notice how the value meal has been replaced with the dollar menu? Why is that we ask? Oh! Maybe it’s because we’re still in a recession. According to the Obama administration, this thing was outta here at the end of last year. However, the cost of living continues to go up, but no cost of living adjustment for us lower class folk looking for a job. Unemployment benefits nearly froze back in April; God knows what that would have caused. About ten to fifteen percent of America is currently unemployed. Let’s go back to the beginning of January when Haiti was in such a bind. Notice how we rushed out immediately to help? Aren’t we cool? Of course we are! We’re selfless people. Now let’s fast forward to the horrendous oil spill in April. Nobody really helped us out as Americans. Jobs were lost, people were poor. We had one telethon which showed up on CNN to help with the oil spill. That was hosted by Larry King. BET had a telethon on Haiti, but nothing for the oil spill. I guess they think black folks don’t live in south Louisiana. Okay, so where does New Orleans come into play with that estimate? Look at how much money was raised and given through Haiti.

                I’ll say it again. I don’t have a problem with helping the less fortunate. However, I do have a problem with the fact that we try to help others as a government establishment, but we can barely help ourselves.

                For all my BET fans out there, I’m not racist either. I just would’ve thought that BET would have had a telethon for the people affected by the oil spill. I mean, this just wasn’t Louisiana. This thing stretched all the way into Florida. I thought that blacks at this time would feel a sense of unity and community and try to help those in need. I guess that just wasn’t the case. Maybe BET isn’t run by black people, but that would be an assumption on my part. Anyway, just questions that I ask myself about our country. How can we help others when we cannot help ourselves? We’re going broke here, hello? Does anyone care about the fact that some people right here in this country are wondering where their next meal is coming from?

                Elections are right around the corner. All we see is politicians fighting. This is a time to unite for the purpose of the greater good of all people. Like I said, we’re focused on safer neighborhoods and a better economy. Okay, so where did building a mosque come into play in that equation?

I don’t know you all. I’m getting more and more confused by the minute.

Thanks for reading.

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~ by DJ GFire on September 30, 2010.

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