A long time ago, I had a brother-in-law named Tom. Tom was married to a young woman named Jill. One day Tom and Jill went to the mall, and in the window of a pet shop, they saw a beautiful little Dalmatian puppy. Jill immediately fell in love with the dog, so they went inside to buy it for her. But while they were in the store, Tom spotted a pretty Siberian Husky pup that he fell in love with!
Being kids with their first apartment, their first paychecks, and their first independence, they solved the dilemma of which pup to buy the easy way. They bought them both! Jill named her puppy, appropriately, Spots. Tom, seeing himself as a rather macho kind of young man, named his puppy Yukon.
Tom and Jill loved having their puppies. It was fun cuddling with the puppies, and throwing them balls to chase, and getting those puppies kisses on their noses. But housebreaking the puppies, and cleaning up after them? Well, that wasn’t nearly as much fun.
Not being housebroken, the puppies naturally did what puppies will do. They did it all over the kitchen floor, on the carpet in the living room, in the hallway, and in the apartment’s one bedroom.
Sad to say, Tom and Jill were both a little bit lazy, and those good intentions they had when they bought the puppies seemed to go by the wayside pretty quickly. So they never got the puppies housebroken, and they both hated cleaning up their messes. Instead, being typical young people, they argued over the puppies and their messes.
If Tom found a new pile of puppy poop on the kitchen floor, he would tell Jill “Your dog left a mess on the floor again!” and Jill would respond “It wasn’t my dog Your dog did that!” It became a major bone of contention for the young couple, and both being stubborn, neither one would clean up the mess that each was sure was left by the other’s dog. Needless to say, pretty soon their apartment was not a nice place to visit.
Eventually Tom and Jill went their separate ways, for a variety of reasons, and I don’t know what ever happened to the puppies.
Politicians remind me a lot of Tom and Jill. The country is in a mess. Illegal aliens flooding across our border are draining our resources. Big corporations are ripping off consumers and investors, and big government is bailing them out so they can do it all over again. Criminals get slaps on the wrist instead of real punishment, and are turned loose to rape and murder again and again. The economy is in the sewer; home foreclosures are at unbelievable highs, employment is at an unbelievable low. Just like Tom and Jill’s apartment so long ago, there is crap everywhere, and you can hardly walk without stepping in it.
And just like Tom and Jill, instead of dealing with our problems, Republicans and Democrats are too busy bickering and laying blame and saying “It’s your mess, not mine! I didn’t make it!” Republicans say the Democratic administration is at fault for all of our problems, and the Democrats claim that they are just dealing with the mess the previous Republican administration left them. Meanwhile, nobody does anything to make it better!
I don’t know about you, but I don’t care who made the damn mess! I just wish that they would get off their lazy butts and clean it up!
If the people we elected won’t do the job, I guess it’s up to all of us to clean house. I think the best thing we could do is throw out the trash on both sides of the aisle and start over.
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