>> Saturday, November 29, 2008
This past week marked a pretty low point in our nation’s history. The people that we elected into office and trusted to do what is best for our country have now promised bailouts in the amount of $8.4 trillion. These bailouts will go to large corporations, banks, certain small companies and even to people who have gotten themselves into trouble with credit cards. In essence, the government has decided that no one is allowed to fail. Which, in my mind, makes us all losers. Those who take the money are losers and the rest of us who have to pay so all those others can take the money lose even more.
This sad state of facts is what made the Rebuilding of America investment stand out to me. It’s a small investment that can actually bring about change you can see. And change you can see is change you can really believe in.
I wasn’t too sure about the entire process until I read the letter written by Jim Jameson who founded Rebuilding of America. What he proposes is a privately held (investor owned) program that will not only create jobs but it will also boost local economies. And we all know that privately managed projects are always completed more quickly and less expensively than government managed ones.
Now this is something I can back. If you really want to make a difference I strongly urge you to check out the Rebuilding of America website and Jim Jameson’s letter. See if it makes sense to you. (And try not to wonder why individuals seem so much smarter than our elected officials.)