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They fell asleep at the switch

As you know all too well, our government is in a fix. We are broke. We are at war. And, to make things worse, there is a prevailing sense of pessimism. Good folks work harder for less, if they have a job at all.

And our elected representatives fell asleep at the switch! A few years ago, when the mess was percolating, they spent their time and our money holding Congressional hearings on steroid use in professional baseball!

Government can’t run government, let alone baseball. If the fans don’t like what is happening, they won’t go to games and baseball will be forced to deal with the issue. If the fans don’t care enough about it, so be it.

In the meantime, we must demand more of our elected officials, be they Democrat or Republican. Both parties have been corrupted to the core, bought and sold. With few exceptions, they play us as fools and sheep.

It is time for our better politicians, and the rest of us, to become involved, to make a difference, and to take a stand for what is right.

The recent bailouts to insurance companies, corporations and banks will only make matters worse.

It makes me mad that these same insurance companies, who come to us for a handout, don’t give a rat’s you- know -what about the family of an injury victim in its time of crisis.

When I heard the gutless questions most politicians asked these executives, I was totally convinced that I, along with a few local construction workers, plumbers, teachers, and housewives could have asked meaningful questions that would have sent those stuffed shirts home with their tails between their legs– and without any taxpayer $$$.

In fact, I was visiting a pizza place in the run down city of Winchendon, Mass this evening and had a good conversation with the owner. He’s a hard-working fellow in his 40’s who puts in many hours. He started off as a pizza delivery guy and did that until he decided to open his own shop. His handle on the economy and the idiocy of our elected representatives was right on point. If only they had his common sense, we’d be so much better off. Then again, most of them have no idea what it’s like to run a business, deal with customers, and lay it all on the line to make a living.

Our country has always faced tough times, and I am optimistic we will come out of this mess a stronger nation. But act we must. We need to be active participants, not spectators. After all, the problems we face are far worse than steroid use in professional baseball.

We must, however, always remember we belong to the greatest country on earth, and that we will ultimately prevail. Sitting on the sidelines is no longer an option. As was said by a great American ( Edmund Burke), all that evil needs to triumph is for good people to do nothing.
We here at Donahue Law are based in the small town of Keene, N.H., but we handle personal injury cases all over the Granite State, and have connections with injury and malpractice attorneys all over the country.

Keep your strength; Charlie Donahue

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