It only seems fair, the revered holiday of the birth of a nation and it’s suggested that the bickering whiners who can’t agree on how to run the country don’t get a break to go back home and raise more money at backyard BBQ‘s. Oh, the woe’s of politicians. President Obama suggested that the grumbling over the debt ceiling continue into the 4th of July holiday weekend (for some a 3 day holiday). But that may not happen. With the world in crisis and America at war, why do we need to worry about debt?
Looming real estate foreclosures, two wars involving the USA (that we admit to) and record unemployment is nothing compared to taking the few days needed to recuperate and get back on track. If the politicians work through the weekend and miss the holiday, it could mean the end of modern civilization as we know it. It’s been a long time since a politician actually had to work…. Oh, sure… they sit in a room and argue about what to do and what not to do based on how much the contributors have put into their election coffers, but is that really work? Shaking hands with babies and sleeping with interns seems like an easy way to make it through the day for most people.
Where do we go from here? Do we take a holiday? Do we work through the weekend and still suck down a few brews, hot dogs and apple pie a la mode? Let’s do both! Some of the best music was written while wacked out on hallucinogens, unauthorized prescription medication and alcohol (debatable) – so let’s get to the nitty gritty and have a refreshing beverage, hold hands and start with “you’re my best friend ever – I really mean it” mentality. Unless of course you’re one of those who has a few and starts swinging at the first thing that ruffles your tutu. Then of course we’d like to put all of you in the same room and let you duke it out – winner take all and then when you sober up, you can meet with the ‘peace and love’ teetotalers to fix the world problems. When the rest of us sober up on July 5 we can expect everything to be back to normal and nothing to have changed significantly in any way. It’s just the way it works.