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Squabbling On The Play Ground

I don’t know about you but I am sick and tired of the congressional members bickering back and forth. This writer feels they should be busy trying to “repair” the economy instead of acting like a bunch of spoiled children on the playground. Seems the crowd that ran everything, over the past eight-years, dislikes being in the minority.

Well, that control used in all the wrong ways, spiraled this country into a financial and economical disaster. I’ve yet to hear them take accountability instead; they blame the other party for everything. Wrap your mind around that! Maybe they are a show-and-tell crowd. Someone, please sit them down and diagram out for them the grade school meaning of bipartisanship so we can get on with a recovery program…

Our government leaders are there to work for us, not themselves. So, here is what you can do; if you want something to change for the better then one must be involved! Monitor how your representative’s vote on the bills and issues before them. Bookmark this web site and use it frequently to benchmark their performance…Read all about the Stimulus Package.

If you are a senior citizen, I also have an additional site for your concerns.

The Credit Reporting Agencies And You

Once again, thanks to our congressional leaders lining their pockets, the credit card companies, banking industries and credit reporting agencies have written their own book of rules. They should have called it “How to Cheat, Steal and Ruin Lives.”

The credit reporting agencies information determines if YOU are employment worthy. That should be worrisome to everyone since we all know how inaccurate credit files can be. Yes, in the legal guidelines of the FTC, employers can view your credit report to decide if you are a good candidate for hiring. That report details your personal and credit characteristics, character, general reputation, and lifestyle. So you see, those three little numbers (FICO score) can wreak havoc with your life.

Considering the fact that individuals fall on hard times (and especially now) I think they should resend the law and not allow employers to use an individuals credit/consumer report as a character reference. A good case and point as to why we need to track the bills and start sending yea or nay letters to our congressional representatives. In my opinion the whole credit reporting system needs revamped!

Loss Of Jobs And Foreclosures

With the loss of jobs and foreclosures, brought on by the greed of banks, real estate investors/agents, and builders many individuals credit worthiness will be affected. Nevertheless, where there is a will, there is a way to overcome unexpected events. When it comes to the Stimulus Plan, I am very optimistic. I believe it will help America get back on its feet---less the greedy bums that brought us down.

The following entities, for the protection of consumer's, need to be regulated:

  • Wall Street, Banks, Loan Agencies, Credit Unions
  • Credit Card Providers
  • Utility Companies
  • Telephone Service (including independents )
  • Gas Retailers
  • Insurance Companies (all types)
  • Doctors and Hospitals
  • Eliminate the Outsourcing of Jobs

When food and health care become a luxury then it is time for change! I’m sure you could add to this list as well.

"What does labor want? We want more schoolhouses and less jails; more books and less arsenals; more learning and less vice; more leisure and less greed; more justice and less revenge; in fact, more of the opportunities to cultivate our better natures, to make manhood more noble, womanhood more beautiful, and childhood more happy and bright."~~Samuel Gompers

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Nancy's Niche 7 years ago from USA Author

Thanks shibashake for your very nice compliment on my writing. If, I can pass that attitude on, and effect change for the good, then I have become a successful writer. If you stay informed, then you are probably passing information along too. So, you are doing your part in helping to create a better country and government. Keep up the good work!   

I agree, the news is frequently depressing these days. Believe me; I have my moments when “my can-do-attitude” goes out the window…A trait we humans share...

I also appreciate your visit to my website and comments on the pictures. The Wagon Wheel and Running Water are two of my favorites.

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shibashake 7 years ago

Nancy, I love your can-do attitude that comes through in your comments and hubs. It is easy to just sit back and complain [like me :) ] and harder to try and effect some change. I agree with you wrt. keeping informed, although listening to political news is sometimes just too depressing. I suppose that is when we turn to art to bring some beauty into our lives :) 

I definitely enjoyed the pieces at your website. The Wagon Wheel and Running Water, especially spoke to me. Some of your pieces also remind me of "batik" designs. Gotta love the internet :)  

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Nancy's Niche 7 years ago from USA Author

Thanks shibashake for your insightful and accurate comment on our “leaders” of today. It is a sad situation to be sure. However, we the people can change the course of events by monitoring those we place in office through our vote. Be watchful of their actions and if they are not responding to our concerns and working toward a better financial and economical stability---vote them out of office. If we take that approach then they will realize we mean business. After all, why reward them with reelection for a job poorly done?

Thanks to for commenting on my photography and art work. Hope you enjoyed it…


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shibashake 7 years ago

Yes, I too am saddened by the tone of our "leaders". All that bickering, and blaming has divided us; and now it is suddenly cool to spout hate and intolerance. Somehow we are unpatriotic if we disagree or are not alike. I personally do not understand their motivation. They are smart people who presumably want to do what is best for the country and leave a positive legacy, so why do this? All of them are relatively rich, so it is not like they need more riches. Maybe it is just a competition for power - still it is difficult to understand.

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