Thursday, November 6, 2008

Scary Times...

I'd be a liar if I said I wasn't worried about my country right now. For some reason as I was coming up through the public education system, FDR was touted as the hero of the day for saving this country from the depression it had entered. But I disagree --- I think that FDR's New Deal kept this country in a depression for 10 years longer than it needed to be in one. It is often said that history repeats itself, and I can only hope that isn't true in this case. What America needs to do right now is CUT SPENDING (not military spending, thank you) and keep taxes low. Cut the ridiculous programs, cut unnecessary government spending, and DON'T RAISE TAXES! Oh, I know, BO is going to "cut" taxes for 95% of us (including the 40% of that 95% that do not pay any taxes anyway), or at least that is what he is saying, but I'm going to predict right now that no one is going to be seeing any tax cuts. And then, of course, we are going to be told that we need to be patriotic and make sacrifices and pay more taxes.

Of course, I shouldn't be concerned about anything but my own immediate situation. And believe me, I am worried. I'm 8 months pregnant, with my husband and I both working for the same company. Yes, this company is strong with a long history of standing through troubling economic times, however, it seems like every company in the finance world is having to do layoffs right now. We've been really lucky so far, but it is something that I'm worried about.

I had been holding out hope that a President would be elected that would have the right economic policies to get America out of its slump and get us moving again. I think Wall Street showed its expectations yesterday with a 500 point drop in the Dow. I think raising taxes on the people that propel this country forward is going to take us all backwards.

Despite all this, I refuse to resort to the sort of shenanigans that most liberals have in the last 8 years. I'm not going to be bitter. I'm not going to be filled with seething hateful rage. I'm going to do the best I can to take care of my family, and in 4 years I hope that conservatism actually makes it on the ballot at that time so I can vote for a conservative instead of a Republican.

***Update***

I have passed the 3 hour glucose test --- no GD (Gestational Diabetes) for me. I guess that just means I have sumo baby.