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Too Much Information

It seems as each year goes by we are inundated with more and more information, whether it be from the tons of e-mail we must sift through each day, text messages, blog posts, banner adds, pop-ups, TV commercial, voice mails, skype calls…….etc.

Much of the digital content that’s constantly coming at us is of a political nature and can cause a considerable amount of stress and anxiety because there doesn’t seem to be a whole lot the average person can do about all the political, social and economic issues swirling around us.

I must admit some days it really gets me down thinking about where our country is heading. America has changed dramatically in just my lifetime and I personally don’t think for the better.

We have been losing our freedoms little by little over the years and Government (Nanny state) just keeps getting bigger and bigger and going deeper and deeper in debt. Sure I could go on a political rant here about the millions and millions of dollars that are wasted just on elections alone every few years.

To think both Republicans and Democrats spend exorbitant amounts of money trying to convince the masses to elect them, yet once in office its the same old slide into debt and decadence instigated by these power hungry elected officials on both sides of the aisle for the most part. Sure there are a few good and honest politicians, but it seems they are few and far between and they don’t have much impact in turning things around in Washington.

Just think if all Presidential candidates on both sides took 25% of their war chests and put the money back in the general fund or paid off some of our debt with it. What a difference that would make and positive signal it would send to average Americans just trying to make a living and pay their bills.

So as the debt clock spins on we have another election cycle filled with lies and propaganda to fool the masses – many of whom will be fooled by the constant barrage of political hype, lies and promises coming out of our computers and TV’s.

All I can say is it stresses me out and I feel like running for the hills or finding some quite place to escape from all this madness. El Salvador is starting to sound better and better to me as a place for retirement which by the way is 5 months away.


One comment on “Too Much Information

  1. harrisdesign
    February 11, 2012

    You are exactly right about politicians promising to give away free goods to keep themselves elected. I doubt if they even care about really helping people get off welfare which would actually help them and our country. They did a study about unemployment benefits in Denmark. When the benefits ran out the people went back to work, plain and simple. That’s what would happen here too.

    Your idea about retirement in El Salvador is a sound one. Last semester I watched a lot of the HDTV shows about international house hunters. The found places that even had grounds keepers and live-in servants for cheaper than we can get in the larger cities.I know this was in a Spanish country on the ocean front but I don’t remember which one exactly.

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