To make a difference people are going to have to stand up and fight with protests & votes. The benefits of the politicians should be on the table too. Let the people vote on their wages! When the smoke clears from this historic trimming of the budget, there will probably be more layoffs, more programs for the poor & seniors cut. The problem I have with this is people are going to eat if they have to rob me or you. So cutting the most vulnerable & desperate still hurts the rest of us.
In a short period of time in the St. Louis area bank robberies have increased by tenfold. When people are desperate and cannot find jobs, they will do whatever it takes to eat and care for their families. If this means putting a gun to our faces as we leave our homes and jobs, they will do it.
We cannot be successful when others are hurting. I know people will say this is not true. But if I have something and another person feels they need it too, they will kill, maim and rob to get it. So in essence what I worked for will be taken. Something is going to have to give. The politicians as well as the people are going to have to help figure out how to get this country back on its feet. Otherwise we need to all stay on bended knee praying for Gods' help. Without His intervention we are all headed for hard times. Everything is going up. Natural disasters are destroying people's homes and their lives. Food, insurance, health care, prescriptions, gas everything is up and we still cutting those who are hurting the most.