Some New Year’s Resolutions for Our Elected Politicians!
Well, here we all are on the first weekend of the year 2009, a time when most of us seek to focus optimistically on the future but are still haunted by the shadows of 2008 frustrations and disenchantments.
Financially, 2008 was a year many of us would like to forget with losses of personal financial resources that we had invested in over the years for our retirement only to see them vaporize in a fog of confusion and mysticism. According to the Standard & Poor’s 500 Index, it was the worst loss in seven decades, down nearly 40% overall.
On the other hand, as you listen to this soliloquy, you may remind yourself that you are still here and there is yet another year ahead to achieve whatever goals and objectives you may have set for yourself.
2009 brings a new administration to Washington…47 year old President-elect Barack Obama, a person of color, will have the opportunity to set the nation on a new course, domestically and worldwide, relatively unfettered by stifling ties to indentured political action committees that infest our nation’s capital like a plague of greedy, self-serving locusts!
And hopefully, 2009 should bring all of us to a realization of our relative importance in the political process that has midwifed our current batch of elected so-called public servants, and to this end, how we, individually, can get more involved in the process to improve the next batch.
So stay tuned in the days and weeks ahead for some suggested resolutions that each of us should adopt, day-by-day, week-by-week, to keep the pressure on them to remind them that they are, indeed, our public servants, not our lords and masters, and as such, they must obey our will, or they’ll lose their cushy jobs!
Robert W. Dickey
Broadcast: January 2, 3, 4, 2009
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