Jon's VU! Christmas tree ornaments?
The new name of government pork is hanging earmarks on new laws as you would hang them on a Christmas tree. Some of the ornaments(ear marks) are for things to improve business’s which have moved to other countries. Some are so stupid the congressman or woman won’t let their connection to these hog’s ears, things concern the sex habits of frogs be known.
Some concern the creatures such as worms. Since when are the affairs of worms, bugs and frogs worth more than buying food and helping poor families who have lost their job and house. People who, through no real fault of theirs, lost the ability to provide for their family.
I, like a lot of the old folks, received food and gifts of winter ware from local churches. These are given with love. When I was young and working, I enjoyed the feeling of giving to some one who was down on their luck.
For some reason when I quietly helped some one in need, my luck always improved. It just seems when you do a nice thing, you are blessed.
Maybe some one makes a check on your record in this life and just maybe in some way the Angel looking over your shoulder moves you out of the way of bad luck.
I like to think someone remembers me with fondness for the times I helped someone in trouble. Of course it would be better if we looked at what the government was doing with our tax money. The people in Washington think our money really belongs to them, and they should get it all and give a small amount to the people who earned it.
What happened to free enterprise, what happened to we get all the wealth we can legally make and pay a small amount for the defense of this country. Not to hang billions of hard earned dollars in ornaments for the bright lights of some politician’s holiday tree!
Look around you, little bird, people pleading for millions for people in foreign countries. When this country has a terrible natural disaster how many foreign countries rush to the aid of Americans in dire straights?
I remember Russia sending a few tents to Katrina victims, can you remember any one in another country helping us get over a disaster.
Yes, my reader look at the ornaments on the tree of your favorite politician, how many people could have been helped, good Americans, by shattering the ornaments on the tree in Washington’s back room.
I believe we have built a tower of Babel in our countries capital, with ornaments you and I will never be allowed to see. Just maybe you should look and knock some off this tree, and just for luck, the angel looking over my shoulder wishes you a happy new year, and so do I.
May we meet again, many times this is JON’S VU!!!