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SomeBuddy to stand-up Under Pressure

Updated on January 7, 2012

In today’s America, we stand divided. People act against their self-interest. The tonnage of pressing issues that has the capacity to render us helpless could stop a team of oxen in their tracks. We need a leader, Some Buddy with the fortitude to stand –up Under Pressure.

Lest we forget, just a short time ago, the greed of Wall Street brought this country to its knees. We seem to have a short memory for distasteful events we find unpalatable. I submit, that sound you hear in the recesses of your mind, is a ticking clock in the form of a time bomb.

Until recently, I was under the impression; the $15 Trillion Debt was a concept I could not fathom. The progression is Million, Billion, Trillion. In context, since the birth of Jesus, if one million dollars was spent each day, it wouldn’t reach $15 Trillion. I’ll spare showing my work, but suggest you take a calculator to it.

Then I heard, the U.S. has 70 odd Trillion Dollars in unfunded commitments. To my understanding, this consists of items, agreed to by law, to be paid out in the future. Still, at least I can take comfort in not having to Google what follows trillion. That comfort was short lived.

The unregulated and non transparent world of the Wall Street SWAPS market has exceeded $700 Trillion. Not to worry though, what possibly could go wrong? Until We The People, get on the same page and realize we are in the same boat, albeit some have preferable seating, we stand divided.

Therefore, as Millions turn to Billions and Billions to Trillions, we’re left to ponder what’s next. Apparently that question has been answered, Quadrillions!

In today’s America, we stand divided. People act against their self-interest. The tonnage of pressing issues that has the capacity to render us helpless could stop a team of oxen in their tracks. We need a leader, Some Buddy with the fortitude to stand –up Under Pressure.

Might I take your time to suggest that somebody is Buddy Roemer?

This is our last dance,This is ourselves Under Pressure

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      gjfalcone 5 years ago from Gilbert, Arizona

      I'd check the closet 'cause I think he's come out. Thanks for your Read & Comments, C2

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      Credence2 5 years ago from Florida (Space Coast)

      I know Buddy Roemer, he is quite the populist. I am sure that the GOP is keeping him in the closet, out of sight and out of mind. Cred2

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      gjfalcone 5 years ago from Gilbert, Arizona

      Thanks for sharing Phdast7. I couldn't agree more. We must get this one right. No pressure there eh?

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      Theresa Ast 5 years ago from Atlanta, Georgia

      Excellent information that we all need to be presented with over and over. We need to realize what is really at stake and just how bad things have gotten. Good Hub. Thanks.

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      gjfalcone 5 years ago from Gilbert, Arizona

      Well said Tillsontitan, thanks for the read and comments. "These are the days it never rains but it pours"

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      Mary Craig 5 years ago from New York

      I don't know which 'Buddy' we need but we need somebuddy before our boat sinks! There's pressure on the people but we don't know what to do about it anymore. Well written hub, voted up.

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