First, the great depression of the psyche!
Depression: a mental state of altered mood characterized by feelings of sadness, despair, and discouragement.
Given the continued sorry state of the US economy with high unemployment, a lack of jobs and an economic malaise that you could cut with a knife, it is little wonder that many Americans go through their days mired in a depressive funk.
They watch the daily dose of dysfunction called government in action with their futures hitched to a wagon that is missing at least one of its wheels.
They watch a President, so out of touch with the "common" folk on Main Street, traipse around the privileged grounds of Martha's Vineyard while they are living hand to mouth just trying to get by, pay the mortgage and feed the kids.
They watch the economic statistics come out week after week showing little or no improvement, and in spots actually getting worse. This while they struggle to find a job or worry that in any given week they may lose the job they have.
They watch the political gamesmanship being played with events like the President's speech to announce a plan to create jobs when they see firsthand the failed results of last years plan. A plan that was ironically also announced after the President return from that years lavish vacation on Martha's Vineyard.
Rather than looking to campaign, fundraise and jockey for political position, Barack Obama should look out at the serfs he is tasked with leading and actually try doing just that.
Lead in a way that is best for all Americans and not in a way that is best only for his political ambitions!
Tomorrow: Lessons learned from The Great Economic Depression
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