A Bumpy Ride

Well, everyone better buckle up their chin strap, it’s going to be a bumpy ride. It’s only April. November is a long way off and the campaign is full throttle. Unfortunately, however, right now the candidates are talking about everything but the issues. Instead of talking about the economy, unemployment, and war, they are talking about dogs, stay-at-home moms, and prostitutes. It’s really sickening.

But, at least there are some good editorial cartoons coming out to lighten the mood. (I have attached three of those cartoons to this post.)

While the candidates and the media are talking about these issues, here are the more important issues that need to be addressed. (In my humble opinion.)

The unemployment rate is 8.5%; the rate of part-time workers wanting full-time work is 9.9%; the underemployment rate is 18.1% (Gallup).

The U.S. National Debt is climbing toward 16,000,000,000,000 (you have to check out the debt clock).

Iraq is falling apart, and the war in Afghanistan is not going well.

The situation with Iran is getting worse.

We are not standing as strong as we should with Israel.

The 2012 presidential election is extremely important and I am afraid neither President Obama or Mitt Romney are up to the task. It’s a scary time in the history of our country.

I, for one, am glad my citizenship is in heaven.

What about you?

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