As long as we're quoting rock lyrics how about the Who in Won't Get Fooled Again. My all time favorite when it comes to putting too much trust in the government.
"Then I'll get on my knees and pray
We don't get fooled again
Don't get fooled again
(and it ends with…)
Meet the new boss
Same as the old boss"
When I used to hear this in the early 70s I would just shake my head and think…”ain’t that the freakin’ truth, man!’”. Turns out it's still true today (the new boss, old boss thing, not my being back in the 70s).
I am hopeful that the 'new boss' and his administration can do the right thing to get us out of this mess. What that should be I have NO idea. That stuff is way beyond me. When I listen to both sides they both have persuasive arguments. In my heart of hearts I believe that the less government control the better. Right now I think we’re leaning too far on the side of government control and influence. But I also believe that a certain amount of control/laws are necessary.
What the correct balance should be is the question.
Oh…my mention of a roller coaster ride had as much to do with an emotional roller coaster as it did the stock market. It’s getting to the point lately that I hate to turn on the news…it used to be my favorite TV pass time. Now I just search for Family Guy when I’m watching the boob-tube.