“The buck stops here.” – President Truman
As you can probably deduce from my last post I enjoy listening to conservative talk radio. I really get into it and even scream and shout at it at times. While I enjoy it there is what great flaw into which all of these “talking heads” fall.
And that is that economy is really not effected that much by democrats or republicans in office. The most effect that they have is the confidence people have in our economy. Yes, they can definitely get in the way and the best thing to do is just vote no on most of the bills.
No politician has EVER created jobs outside of government jobs. President Obama, Mitt Romney, Ron Paul, or even Sarah Palin have ever created a single private sector job as politicians.
Politicians don’t create jobs, people do! People buying and selling, creating and innovating, building and growing, these are the people and activities that create jobs.
It really isn’t Barack Obama’s fault that you haven’t had a job in 18 months. It is yours. If you haven’t found a job then you are perfectly able to go create and open your own business. If you don’t know how to do that then all you have to do is go online or to your local library and learn a skill or trade.
The biggest challenge in truly moving forward as a nation is people learning to take personal responsibility and that doesn’t just include “those welfare recipients.”
Outside forces do have effect where we are at in life for a time. The bad childhood, the genetics, the accident, the government regulations, the union thugs can all play a part in our lives. But only for a time should we use these as excuses generally speaking. Now if you lost all your limbs in a war then you might have an excuse (though most men I’ve seen who have been through such are actually pretty inspiring in the way they refuse to complain).
Part of being an adult is taking responsibility for your actions and realizing that each of us is where we are in life primarily by our own doing.
If I have debt it is because I took out the loan. If I am fat it is because I haven’t eaten right and exercised. If I don’t know how to do something it is because I haven’t made it a priority to learn it.
I’ve heard that the first step to recovery is admitting you have a problem. Well America, we have a problem! The sooner we start admitting it the sooner we can move past it.
So stop playing the blame game. Stop bemoaning your circumstances. Stop planning your future around winning the lottery. Realize your strengths and start using them to move forward.
You might be able to blame the debt crisis on Bush and Obama, but most of your situation is your own fault because if you don’t then ten years from now you’ll be sitting right where you are now or worse.
Remember that it is the right to the pursuit of happiness so get out there and strive in that pursuit.