Sunday, December 13, 2009

The Decade from Hell

Read the latest issue of TIME and it talked about 10 major events that happened in the first decade of the 21st century America.. It talked about mistakes done by the great nation (FBI ignoring the threats from Islamic Extremists), bloopers ( the appointment of Bush, for example), catastrophic events (Hurricane Katrina), economic meltdown and fraud (The falling of Enron and GM).

All these events had done America and the world no good. During the beginning of the 21st century when people were still worried about Y2K, which did not happen, America was still the sunniest and most optimist of nations. By 2009, we have heard it all; 911, war in Afghanistan, Invasion of Iraq, Wall Street fraud, the failure of Bush administration, etc.

There was a documentary that talked about the inefficiency of the American government in helping hurricane Katrina victims back in 2005. Majority of the population in New Orleans then were black American, and perhaps that is the reason why help has been delayed. The levees broke and the reason? TIME quoted that ingorant engineers were not heeding the warning. In fact, a 2005 report card on American infrastructure by the American Society of Civil Engineers estimated that the U.S needed to spend $1.6 trillion ($1600000000000) to bring all the roads, dams, bridges into good shape.. well bet the politicians wont spend money to fix all these..why should they spend money to fix something that wont collapse until tomorrow? Especially if they could get re-elected by cutting taxes instead.
well I think this quote applies to all politicians around the globe.

If you are a politician and you are reading this, do something for your community !

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