Thursday, January 22, 2009

Hope for our economy

I have been reading too many blogs this week. I shouldn't do that. But now I feel that I must respond.

I keep hearing how wonderful it is that President Obama has been elected and what great hope there is for our economy.

First, I must say that I am neither a Democrat nor a Republican. I vote for the man, not the party. This election, I couldn't vote for either.

I wish that I could understand the hope that so many of you feel. But alas, the hope is not with me - nor with anyone else that I know.

Last month 600 people were permanently laid off at the company where my husband works. One man had been there for 40 years. Another had 8 children. Still another man killed himself.

On inauguration day, it was announced that there would be another huge, permanent layoff the first of next month because of a 7 million dollar loss of business.

My husband, who has been in a high level management position with this company for 16 years, is probably going to be one of the ones to go.

He will be 54 this month so there is no hope of being hired at a decent position even if one were available. His 401k, which was quite large, is now practically worthless.

If my husband is lucky enough to find another job, it will probably be working as a menial laborer making about one tenth of what he makes now.

I'm sorry, but I don't feel your hope and I don't understand it.

Our currency says 'In God We Trust' on it. These days, so many people not only don't trust in God, they don't believe in Him. Kids aren't allowed to pray or be patriotic in schools any more. So why should we, who are supporting this ambonination, expect God to help us?!?!

From now on, we must forget about help from Washington - no matter who is president - and depend totally upon ourselves and our Creator. God loves us and will help us, but we must ask for forgiveness of all that we have done against Him.

Don't put your hopes in our government, but get down on your knees and pray!


snodancers said...

You are so right. The Government only takes our money.If they say they are giving us any monies it is only our own. God doesn't take He gives!

Bee said...

I completely agree with you.

Rachel said...

I feel the same way as you do.

Chris Weige said...

Great post, Ruth Ann.

There is a terribly large number of people who seem to be pretending nothing is wrong or that what is off-balance can be fixed magically and those who caused it in the first place. Either that or they're doing fine themselves and forgetting all those who aren't.

Snodancers makes a good point too. It's almost comical to offer monies back to those one took them from in the first place, or to take $ and sequester it away in off-shore accounts as so many banks have done. It was supposed to be injected into the economy as part of the bailout.