As many of you know, I have been going to Twelve Step meetings for many years. The meetings and the program of spirituality and living that I have learned there has been instrumental in aiding me daily.
Currently, the Steps and the Serenity Prayer are giving me strength and wisdom to deal with the aging of my parents. While out of town visiting them, Mom fell 2 nights ago. She is now in the hospital, and likely cannot come home until a tour of duty at rehab. Dad is lost without her, and misses her desperately. So - I rely on a power greater than myself to help me find a way to help my parents.
Our nation is something altogether different than the people closest to us. Nevertheless, it is the role of our politicians to guide our nation and ultimately make choices that best serve us all. Having an insanely huge amount of debt is not the way to go.
We need to pull together as a nation to right our ship - both those who govern and we, the citizens. No matter what we want or desire, there is a power greater than us that cannot be denied: math. Read this fine post at HotAir. You will appreciate that, impossible as the mission may seem, we can turn things around.
“It doesn’t matter what mode the president is in. It doesn’t matter what mode the Republican Party is in. There’s a power greater than both of them. It’s called math, and the math is going to consume us.”
So said Oklahoma senator Tom Coburn on Morning Joe this week while discussing the president’s inaugural address. As the president and his opponents prepare to scrap over social issues in circular debates that will produce far more heat than light, the possibility of an economic meltdown in America grows exponentially in these uncertain days because of the president’s aversion to arithmetic. …
Mr. Obama should call Tom Coburn to the White House today to begin planning how to pay down the debt, balance the budget and save Medicare. He should but he won’t. Instead, Barack Obama will keep playing to his base, blaming his opponents and doing everything in his power to avoid making the tough decisions required to fix this problem.