Friday, September 26, 2008

Real People's Lives

As the politicians fight in Washington about how best to get our country out of the mess that they helped to create, we wait to see what it will cost us. Some of them, I think, are trying to look out for the best interest of the citizens. But, as others try to add on money for the pet projects that the lobbies are paying them to endorse it makes my blood boil. They were elected by the people to look out for us, not to get rich off our misery.

The many politicians who have taken lobbyists' money to help finance the mess should be made to deposit that money into the government coffers. This would help reduce the amount we would need to pay as working Americans. The bigwigs that have run their companies into the ground should lose all their retirement and bonuses. After all, many retired people are holding their breath to see if their money will be there for them after trusting these people.

Even in our home we are waiting to see what the future holds. My husband was in his DC office this week and saw first hand many of his fellow employees turn in their computers and walk out the door after being laid off. Over 900 employees in this country alone were laid off at his company this week. His company's top clients included Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac, Lehman, and, you guessed it, AIG.

He received the dreaded e-mail saying that more lay offs are coming due to the economy. More than 10,000 are expected to be let go over the next week or so. Because of the division he is in, we are hopeful he won't be one of them.

As we go through this I wonder where non-Christians get any peace. I know that all I have comes from God and I am in His hands. Now, as I have learned in life that doesn't mean that there aren't hard times ahead or that Rich won't lose his job. I just know that there is a reason and God is in control.

1 comment:

Sharon said...

Times are so scary right now. It is easy to start fretting and worrying. We are so blessed to know that our God is in control and He has a plan for all of us. It is time to really trust in the Lord. I pray that your hubby won't get laid off. I pray that the economy will turn around.

~ Sharon