Sunday, 22 February 2015

The Priorities of a Everyday Person

Some 'got-you' reporters attempted to corner Governor Scott Walker this week.....asking the questions to get Walker to say President was Christian or not.  This was to be the weekend cover story for the Washington Post, and generate some form of criticism over Walker.

Walker countered in the answer given.....he has no idea what religion that the President is identified with.  Then he noted....the news media seems concerned over issues with no value.  Regular people have different priorities in life and this idea of the President's religion isn't at the top of the list.

This brings me to this odd feature of American life today.....where you get briefed throughout a day....via the 6AM news, the NPR folks as you drive to work, the CNN folks at lunch, Limbaugh as you drive home, and Fox News during the evening.  They want to get you settled up with their priorities and goals.  Well.....they really don't mesh up with real people and their priorities.

Folks sit and get frustrated over taxes.....local sales taxes, regional property taxes, state income taxes, gas taxes, airline ticket taxes, federal taxes.  When did the Washington Post ever talk about this frustration?

Folks sit and talk over road conditions in their region.  Potholes, bridges of a questionable nature, limited access, and too many lights?  When did the Washington Post ever talk about this frustration?

Folks sit and discuss public bond programs which they are against.  When the local city volunteered to build a $700 million football stadium with public bond money, and there's not much discussion....when did the Washington Post ever talk about this frustration?

Folks sit and ponder upon the $15,000 they will put down this year for healthcare costs (their monthly payments and the deductible), and how they can keep up this type of payment as it escalates each year (likely to be $20,000 within four years).  When did the Washington Post ever talk about this frustration?

Folks sit and confer over the hassle of TSA folks, the amount of time wasted at airports, and the crappy rules that were implemented.  When did the Washington Post ever talk about this frustration?

Farmers sit and consult with each other over regulations.  Every year.....more rules get added and it's a problem staying ahead of the game.  When did the Washington Post ever talk about this frustration?

Grocery stores, truckers, taxi drivers, small business owners....they all have various problems which aren't featured by the Washington Post or any of the real news media sources that blanket us today with their prioritized news.

Walker is right....but we are stuck with a bunch of people trying to get us hyped on non-existent issues or problems.

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