Did you know that this is the first year since the Korean War that the Navy Blue Angels will not be participating in air shows around America due to spending cuts? It’s estimated to save them 20 to 25 million dollars. THAT’S 4 TIMES LESS THAN THE COST OF OBAMA’S LAST TRIP TO AFRICA!!!!! Yes, his recent trip cost 100 million dollars!! How does this even make sense? Did you know that they had to send a special crew to the hotel that the president and his family was going to be staying at and replace EVERY SINGLE window on his floor with bullet proof glass?? This is outrageous! And where did the money come from? Oh ya, from us the tax payers! Now everyone knows that the president needs security, and no one is questioning this, but what is the leader of this country doing taking such lavish trips while thousands of government employees are being furloughed??? I personally think it feels like a smack in the face. It’s as if the American Dream of working hard to play hard only exists for people who believe they’re above everyone else. Forget the farmers, the teachers, the entrepreneurs, the small business owners, the military members, and others who find themselves working long hours and living pay check to pay check because insurance prices keep rising and the cost of living isn’t going down. Lets not even talk about the fact that I’m required to buy health insurance; that’s another story! Wouldn’t it be nice for military members to see a raise in the near future? Don’t they and their family deserve all the benefits they can get for making so many sacrifices and risking their lives for American citizens?
Thank you for letting me rant.
Julio Fredrick is a close friend of mine who wanted a chance to rant. He wanted to voice his opinion of something that is dear to his heart. I said, come on over! I have just the place 🙂 I am proud to have him post a guest entry on my blog. I think I need to get a personal blog sooner than later though. I can feel a lot of blogging topics coming my way that aren’t related to this learning log.