Our railroads are no longer state of the art. Our national transportation system which was once the envy of the world, is falling apart from disrepair. Our Veterans Administration which used to be able to take care of the Veterans who fought for our freedom is antiquated and almost dysfunctional. Many of our vets who have returned home are left homeless, unemployed, and uncared for. THAT, is a bad, pathetic joke! Our VA is hopelessly mired in stacks of old, antiquated systems that haven’t worked in years and probably never will! Congress wants to talk about scandals? As tragic and senseless as Benghazi was, those are four lives we lost that can not be recovered. Meanwhile, here at home, we have thousands of returning veterans that are being ignored and stacked up on the trash heap of society! These are scandals of monumental proportions and honest, living souls are being wasted while our do nothing congress spins it’s wheels finding all sorts of ways to tippy toe around the issue and look for another donkey to pin the tail on!
Is it any wonder congress can’t solve other problems when we can’t even give a Vet a decent meal and a safe place to sleep? That’s a national disgrace folks, and certainly deserves being on the long list of things we need to remember 24/7 365!
Last but certainly not least on this long list of items that we need to remember 24/7 365, is the nearest and dearest item of all, our children. These are our future leaders, doctors, lawyers, financiers, educators and yes, even congress people! In our current cost cutting frenzy, we’re pushing these young folks away from head start programs, school lunch programs, after school activities programs, and other programs too numerous to mention. Some day when they are our leaders, this will come home to haunt us in spades.
Attempting to fix our financial sins of the past while ignoring the present and the future is not the smartest thing we ever did boys and girls. Budget cutting and sequestering might be a temporary way of keeping the wolf away from the door but they don’t do much to help solve present problems like starving kids or collapsing bridges. That’s why my vote is to have Memorial Day 24/7 365.
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