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Raven Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-03-09 06:50 PM
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Peace of Mind in America is gone.
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There was a time in this country when if you did a good job and worked hard you kept your job and were rewarded for your work. You pretty much knew you could pay your bills and feed, clothe and educate your children. If you invested in the Stock Market with a company like IBM or AT&T, you were pretty confident in a growth in your investment and money for retirement. Your government didn't spy on you or create wars. We didn't have a mercenary force that was just as capable of taking over this Country as it was fighting for us on foreign soil. When getting to a doctor and getting decent care was a given, not a crap shoot.When watching the news on TV meant that you got the news, straight and reasonably unbiased.

I could go on but I won't. What did dawn on me tonight was that what we have really lost...what I have lost, is peace of mind. Maybe that is translated into confidence that our government:
- truly represents our interests
- exists to serve us
- knows what its doing

I have worked hard all of my life, saved, been careful...done all the things I was supposed to do. I have enough money saved to retire and live a decent life into my old age but I have no peace of mind because, in this country, at this time, it could all go away. Peace of Mind, I think is all that we really strive for when we get to be my age. Sad, sad, sad. When I hear Obama say that we have "limited funds for the jobless" I hear defeat of the dream and the expectation that all of have in this country. Peace of Mind...a fleeting dream.
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