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Joe Lee III
 
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A Comment by Joe Lee III



   Now that the election is over, maybe the politicians can get down to seriously trying to solve the horrendous fiscal situation our country is in.
    Most people do not realize -- or refuse to realize -- how perilous the U.S. financial situation is. We are extremely close to Greece’s monetary circumstance. We would already be there, except that we can print money and Greece can’t. It has to use the Euro Dollar.
    Our leaders are more interested in getting re-elected than they are in telling us the truth and trying to fix the problem.
    The problem is incredibly simple. We spend more money than we take in. We borrow over 40 cents of every dollar we spend and pay interest on the loan.
    We give folks free cellphones and spend lots of government money on welfare, subsidies, questionable disability payments, dubious grants, and Lord only knows what else.

Looking up
    The economy is looking up! At least it is for this writer. I won $100 on the election. I voted for Romney, but bet on Obama.
    I told one of my Republican friends that apparently Obama was right. He has barely been elected  a week, and already my economic situation has improved -- by $100!
    My buddy was not amused.

Power down
    At the time of this writing, there are still some folks without power in the Northeast. Our sympathies go out them. Mississippians know what it means to be without electricity.
    Fortunately, Mississippi, Alabama, Florida, and Louisiana power companies seem to be more adapted to rapid recovery than some of the other areas.
    Perhaps population density has something to do with it, but many believe it is  linked to experience.
    At any rate, hopefully the affected cities and states will be up and running soon. Of course, it did not speed up the recovery when some of the southern crews were sent away because they were not union.
    (It would be nice if only a few high-paid union big shots suffered extra nights of dark and cold because of that decision, but the lockout probably affected some really needy innocent folks.)

Good ole MSNBC
    The morning after Sandy hit, MSNBC commentators were warning folks that the government could not fix everything and citizens had to help themselves.
    Such an attitude on the part of the media was somewhat scarce when Bush was in office.
    We suspect patience will wear pretty thin as folks continue to face power outages, lack of water, no gasoline, and cold temperatures.
    One FEMA big shot has already lost his job. More will probably follow.
    MSNBC, in this rare instance, was actually right.
    The government cannot be all things to all people.

Grenada audit
    Still no word from the state auditor’s office concerning the City of Grenada audit.
    When we call, they won’t comment.
    It sure is taking them a long time.

Publisher@GrenadaStar.com


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