Susan Lehmkuhl (New Venture Realty, LLC) commented on my recent post, Are You Prepared?, with the following question and statement "Where in the world is Obama coming up with all that money to send to Haiti? With the financial bailout and now this, I can only imagine how our taxes are going to increase and what will that do to our struggling economy? More tough times ahead for all."
Well, Susan, I can answer that question quite easily. China as pledged a mere 5 million dollars of their money, an infinitesimal pittance of their wealth, to Haiti while America on the other hand has pledged 160 million of China's money. That's where we're getting it. We just increased our debt to China by another 160 mil and gave it to Haiti so we could look like the good guys once again. That's like stealing money out of your Mothers purse to go gamble with when you're on a losing streak. You're spot on Susan.
I don't know what our leaders are thinking. I think it's a question of false pride. We're ashamed to admit that the most shining star, biggest and best ever super star, hero to the world is flat broke and can't even afford to loan our neighbor a buck for a cup of coffee. That's why our vote is sooooo important. If you live in Mass. you had better cast your vote diligently or you have no right to complain. As for the rest of us? We'll be having a changing of the guard next year and we all need to show up