Politics are moving into the gutter, a little closer to the sewage tank every election. What's next?
I have watched the world of politics very closely for many years. I served sixteen years here in Nassau county as a Port Commissioner and then as a County Commissioner. I considered it an honor and a privilege to serve the citizens of this wonderful county. I can say without any hesitation that I have never before seen the negative, mean spirited campaigns that I have seen this year.
I know things are tough and the economy is sinking deeper and deeper with each sun set. It will be our elected officials, on all levels, that will be charged with the duty of bringing back confidence and creating the laws and policies that will create jobs. It is amazing to me how the one sector of business is constantly overlooked, from Washington to the local level, small businesses. Yup, our current leaders seem to miss the most important aspect of our economy. The big question is, will the newly elected leaders have the wisdom to understand what it is going to take to get the job done?
Today I was talking with a gentleman from South Georgia who has been trying to get a commercial loan to start a small business. He has been turned down at every bank he has applied to. I think the easiest thing to get today should be a business loan from any lending institution and the hardest thing to get should be unemployment checks and food stamps. Oh well, I guess all we can do is sit and wait to see if the face of power changes, if it does will the face of main street change also. It is the small business owners of this country that make our economy what it is, the fuel that drives small business is cash. Turn the cash off and watch the unemployment numbers continue to rise.
Oh well, this is just as I see it from my perch of life. I think I will avoid all television and radio until the 3rd of November.