One in four U.S. citizens is living at or under the poverty level right now. Which for a third world country is really great. But we aren’t supposed to be a third world country. We have the greatest military complex in the world.
And considering our inept and buffoon government (on all sides) I wouldn’t be surprised if it’s the only thing propping us up and keeping us relevant.
We have a lot of bloat in the government. We have all these corporations not paying their due taxes, taking advantage of consumers/governments and stripping the world clean. Then you have all these moguls, royals, blue bloods with all this money that also evade taxes and only give philanthropy to their singular personal causes, if that.
I saw this ….
Meanwhile our congress has adjourned for the holidays with full pay and all their benefits and food on the table and family and probably friends and more.
While the fucking harsh and pitiful food lines go miles deep around the country and more and more are ending up dead.
I know we are in a pandemic but jeezus fucking christ does no one care? Ground level people very fortunately seem to give a fuck and are doing all they can. But where are the fucking leaders of this “greatest country” and where are these fucking billionaires hiding?
I’ve always been equally frustrated with how wretchedly this world functions and amazed by its beauty, bounty, the genius mother nature and the kindred kindness and ingenuity of humanity.
But for fucks sake!!
Sorry. Just venting.
I’m fine. I shouldn’t complain. It’s just so hard to stomach knowing there is no reason for it to be this way. It doesn’t have to be this way at all and yet we are just to suppose to accept it?
I’m going to take a large load of rice and beans to the local food pantry this week. I don’t think I trust the people running Voz. Either they are really incompetent or there is something shady going on down there.
I’m going to do what I can to help and still try to stay safe, although the teenager is working and being social so…..🤷🏽♀️
I’ve told her how serious this thing is. How Texas ordered refrigeration trucks now like New York did during the first wave. But she is working. Which she wants to do and she will need for college next year so I get it.
I’m working too. And I’m not complaining about that either. I’m feeling very grateful actually. Because if we move we will need every penny.
I did decide that if we stay here, if by some miracle my loan modification comes through I’m going to pay it forward and donate some of my savings to a few local homeless shelters. Just the money I would have used to move. Although the house needs some mid-size maintenance jobs, but we will see.
Ok. That’s enough…for now.
If you’ve read this far….thanks!
I hope you’re both not suffering too much and doing all you can to help others.
God bless us all❣️