Dear Government, Get Out Of Our Way and We’ll Show You How To Fix the Economy

March 20th, 2009 | By

Dear President Barack Obama, Congress, or Who Ever Will Listen:

We stand at a pivotal time in history. We must make decisions now that will effect the future of this country. And I understand they are tough decisions to make.

I am but one American citizen, but I am scared. I am scared my daughter will not have the opportunity to blow the same chances I blew. That may sound funny, but I know she is bound to make mistakes. My hope is that I can teach her to take responsibility for those mistakes. Not with just an “I’m sorry”, but bold actions that will alleviate some of the affects of her actions. I hope I can teach her to learn from her mistakes.

The civility in my tone is only a mask to hide the rage I feel. Our government officials are supposed to be the brightest amongst us, but we still expect you to make mistakes. We understand you are only men and women.

Yet, we demand you learn from them.

We have learned from our mistakes. Most American people now know to run from an adjustable rate and are sure to fully read any contract before signing. Shouldn’t you have learned that lesson before signing the contract to grant bonuses to AIG executives?

The American people have started to wake up and we understand we have played a role in hurting our economy. The difference is, when we realize it, we stand up and do the right thing.


  1. So All May Eat Cafe- Read full story. Take all the prices off the menu and let people play what they can afford to pay. Those who can pay more, will pay more. Those who can’t, still get to eat.
  2. The Layoff Proof Lease- Read full story. Need a place to live but scared to take on a commitment in this shaky economy? Rent from us and if you lose your job, we’ll give you two month free rent. No strings attached.
  3. $2 Economic Stimulus- Read full story. Stimulate your own community by giving a little extra to your employees. Then encourage them to donate to some one in need, then spend the rest in local businesses.
  4. Some where in a basement, there is a boy inventing a new wave of micro-computers because his father lost his job and is now able, if only until his next employment opportunity, to share his wisdom of electronics.
  5. Somewhere in America, there is a woman that is volunteering at an AIDS shelter that will find her passion in medicine and treatment of the disease.
  6. Somewhere in America, there is a group of investors pooling their money together to make a Bank that makes good loans, to good people, at good rates, just because it’s the right thing to do.
  7. Families that still have jobs are now inviting their friends and neighbors that are unemployed over for dinner and finding inexpensive ways to share great times.
  8. And then there’s people like me. Who blew every chance and made every mistake and now wants to be a part of the solution. There are entrepreneurs with enough faith in themselves and this country to start a business from the ground up and make it a success.

All we need from you is to get out the way. Let us show you how it’s done. If you are not big enough to admit the first bail-out was a mistake, Fine. If you are not big enough to admit the stimulus bill was a mistake, Fine. But don’t continue to cover one mistake by creating another.

The government did not build this country. The people built this country, let us fix it. We know if won’t be easy, but you don’t have to keep making it more and more impossible. Stop speading money and we’ll show you how to solve our nations’ woes as we have always done. Shoulder to shoulder, heart to heart, with nothing but love for this country willing us forward.

Money means nothing to someone with passion in their hearts. We do it because we want to, because we know it’s the right thing to do. Do the right thing. Stop spending money we don’t have.

A very, very, very concerned citizen


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