Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Malinda Winkle's Response to the State of the Union Address

I promised myself I wouldn't watch the State of the Union. It really bothers me to listen to all that rhetoric. But, I did listen to most of it before I couldn't stand it anymore....

Does it irritate you that we fund things abroad and let our own citizens go hungry and without basic necessities? I realize they don't feel the recession in DC like some places around the nation. But, it's their job to know what is happening back at home.

self made beef jerky made from solid strips of...Image via WikipediaFor some pockets of the country, this is truly a full-blown depression. I have seen young women intentionally running in front of cars trying to kill themselves. I saw a homeless man who rigged his bicycle with a get-up to sharpen knives, sleeping on roadsides under an umbrella and sharpening knives for whatever he can get. People here are selling boiled peanuts, tomatoes, fruit and homemade beef jerky on the sides of the roads. People are selling their pets, their boats, their extra cars, their jet skis and so much more. They are having garages sales, sharing housing and vehicles - doing just about anything to survive this crisis. It's rough!

To watch the government send money to nations abroad with so many suffering here at home really irks me. Was I the only one who noticed Obama wants to cut DOMESTIC spending--not foreign aide? Can anyone relate to my frustration or is it just me? Talk to me, people...


  1. I couldn't bring myself to watch it - I knew I would get too upset and mad over it. I am your newest follower.

    Amy at Harvest For Tomorrow

  2. I didn't watch it b/c honestly I can't stand our current president at all - but that's a rant that I'm not going to get into. I will say that I fully conquer on the ridiculousness off cutting domestic and not foreign aid!

  3. This is one of the things that has always troubled me -- no matter which administration is in power -- that we send so much money overseas but don't take care of our own poor and hungry. I don't deny that there is a lot of need overseas and I believe in helping -- but I think the aid should start at home first.

    Of course, after the miserably hard year our family had last year, I might be forgiven a bit of grumpiness :-)

  4. Well, that makes three of us - LOL

    I look foward to hearing how others feel about this new recommendation to cut domestic spending and continue foreign aid. If you were president, what would you recommend at this juncture?

  5. Marie, if you had a hard year last year, you are not alone. Last year was a difficult year for lots of people. The year before was a bear as well.

    People are suffering everywhere I look. It is something I never thought I would see or have to deal with in my lifetime.

  6. It is so frustrating right now. I know. 2010 was a nightmare for us. I am afraid there is always worst than us. I don't know what to say. It is all messed up.
    Following you back!

  7. Thanks so much for stopping by my blog. I am now following yours as well. Have a great day!

  8. Thanks for following my blog. I am returning the favor!

    Amber J at


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