Yesterday, I did business in a nearby small city. The furniture plants that used to thrive there and employ hundreds are all shut down, but the new city government building is beautiful.
Earlier this week, I traveled to a small country town, drying up like many little towns. The old courthouse is now home to county offices. The courts and clerks moved to the first-class new “justice center.”
I drive by the University of Tennessee several times a week. Numerous impressive buildings under construction. Our nearby industrial park is looking a bit abandoned, but UT is thriving.
Listened last night to young couples–some in tears–talking about their debt problems. One has $100,000 in student loan debt. Almost all cited student loan debt as a continuing burden. But, I hear from the speaker’s podium that President Obama promises more “help” for college students seeking an education. Those were helped so much that they are drowning in debt.
I could go on. I could mention the number of people who live around here on disability. I could mention the cornucopia of prescription narcotics, spewing these demonic little pills out like a fire hose sprays water, paid for by the taxpayer. I could go on.
Or, we could all just quit and go to work for the government.