Next week at this time, I'll be writing my first political blog post of the 2016 season.
I'll be honest: I'm worried about this election. I've been worried about the last two, and I'm worried about this one. Our country is in serious trouble. We have a major debt problem (heading towards $20 trillion). Even though we've been told that we're "in recovery", our economy is still shaky. One of the reasons the unemployment rate has been going down is not because more jobs are being created, but because people have given up looking.
We are a people deeply divided. No one wants to listen to the other side. The other side is automatically "the enemy".
I don't have a lot of optimism when it comes to the political future of this country. Everyone wants their own way and no one is willing to give an inch. Or, there is complete capitulation by one side to the other side.
I've seen several reports recently of shootings and disturbances at malls. And you can't get away from the reports of violence that daily dominate our newspapers. We're sitting on a powder keg, like Europe was in 1914, and it's only going to take one match to light the fuse.
I have a countdown clock on my blog to the days before Iowa and New Hampshire, and the days before this election. Frankly, I'll be glad when it's over. I'm going to need a virtual HAZMAT outfit because of all the mudslinging that will be going on!
Brace yourselves. The ride is beginning!
Just my .04, adjusted for inflation.