Dec 082013

Here is an interesting quote from an decidedly unconventional source:

Simon Cowell

It’s the government’s job to encourage entrepreneurism and investment. Most importantly, it’s the government’s duty to inspire confidence.

Simon Cowell

You could say that the U.S. federal government — between a dysfunctional, sound-byte obsessed, and polarized Congress — and a “my agenda or bust” non-negotiating President — is now getting an F grade on all three counts from this quote.

We should not forget that the founding fathers of the country intentionally make it difficult to pass laws quickly. They set up a system that inherently was designed to turn the ship slowly, not quickly, after a lot of debate and wrangling. That said, it seems like partisanship has grown to polarized extremes, far more extreme on both ends than the general population of America really is.

I believe we should be optimistic that things can get better in Washington. There is always calm after the storm. The first step is to eliminate the incumbents that refuse to compromise. We, the people,¬†need to apply some level of “clean-sweep” in the next election cycles. If you are one of those that refuses to work toward compromise, you don’t get elected.

It will take time, but these United States will overcome this quagmire too.

I.M. Optimism Man

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