Yesterday I saw the stupidest bumper sticker I think I’ve ever seen. The sticker said; “I’M SICK OF LIVING WITHOUT NATIONAL HEALTH INSURANCE.” What am I supposed to make of this? Apparently somebody isn’t happy with life. If living without national health insurance is so horrifically awful, why doesn’t this pathetic person just jump off a bridge and end the misery?
Hey, I’m not happy with a lot of things either. I’m not happy that teachers unions have destroyed public education. I’m not happy that Obama was re-elected or that Nancy Pelosi and Harry Reid are in the US Senate. I’m not happy that Kansas State lost to Baylor. I’m not happy that marginal tax brackets are so high. I’m certainly not happy that cancer ended the life of my lovely wife last June.
I don’t think that the Obama Administration will make it any easier for my businesses to prosper; in fact he will make it much more difficult. But I’m not giving up…I’ll work even harder to succeed. Rather than complaining, I’ll buck up and get on with it; and I would suggest that the person with this bumper sticker and everyone else in this country do the same.
We’re spoiled rotten. We live in a land of plenty where private property, free markets and capitalism have provided such abundance that even those officially in “poverty” have a roof over their heads, a flat screen TV, cable, a cell phone, a refrigerator, central heating, air conditioning…I could go on and on. It is time for Americans to stop bitching and get to work; to figure out the task at hand and tackle it with all of the energy we have, for as long as we have it.
Seriously, my fellow Americans; it’s time to stop the bitching.