America is regressing
Years ago, a co-worker and I were sent to a Latin American country for a short period of time. As we waited outside the hotel for our ride to work, he turned to me and said, “Look at this. These people and this country are striving to be like the USA.”
I replied that the USA is becoming more and more like this country: people homeless, beggars on the streets, roads and infrastructure crumbling, a country where the rich become richer, the middle class is shrinking, and there’s a large population of the poor. Maybe I was looking at the glass half full.
Recently, the GOP (of which our Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers is an active member) is urging food stamp cuts, hoping to forestall cutbacks to the Pentagon budget. I immediately thought of another Third World country the USA may now emulate: North Korea.
By spending on its million-man army and missile program, many North Korean citizens are going to bed hungry and sick. Cutting domestic agencies in the USA will do the same.
So maybe I am looking at our country as a glass half full, or maybe others are looking at it through rose-colored glasses.