Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Uncle Sam: Dirty, Greedy Whore

Am I pissed at how the government, top officials, and CEOs run the country and businesses?  You betta believe it!  Two years ago, the economy took a big decline...AIG and Leman Bros almost collapsed, followed by home foreclosures, increase in job losses and lay-offs, government bail out which used tax payers' money, therefore increased national debt.  Why reward bad business behavior?  Everything boils down to the good 'ol dollar and cent.  Businesses use bad tactics to gain YOUR money and when things go wrong, guess who they need help from??....YOU!!  Is this a vicious cycle or is this a bad nightmare that just won't end?!?  Maybe it's both!  All the bureaucratic bullshit that goes on in Washington by elected politicians and the two-faced CEOs are blinded by power and dollar signs to see how their behavior and leadership affect the American people.  Everyone of these "top wigs" are out for themselves and don't give a damn about those people who work and struggle to make ends meet.  Who knows what the future holds, hopefully the economy will get better in the next couple of years.  Remember, it took years for it to fall and it will take years for it to become good again.  So do you think Uncle Sam learned his lesson from this almost "Great Depression: Part Deux?"  Probably not because he is a dirty, filthy, greedy whore!  The vicious cycle will continue, I just hope I'm not around to see another collapse.    

Uncle Sam...I WANT YOUR MONEY (whether you like it or not)!

Thursday, January 27, 2011

What determines success?

A few questions that have been plaguing me...what determines success?  Is it the most prestigious degrees one can obtain?  Is it the highest annual income one receives?  Is it the best name brand clothes, cars, electronics one buys?  Or does true happiness triumph overall?  Who knows what the right answer is, but I'm sure everyone has a different answer and opinion. 

When we were young children and adolescents, our parents raised and taught us to become successful adults.  Get a good education and a good job will follow.  Yes, there are always bumps and detours along the way, but what road and destination will I end up on?  Will I be successful?  Will I be happy?  Only time will tell I guess.  My road has been bumpy long enough, I can only hope the rest of my journey will be smooth and a successful, happy one!