Abin Sur Yes…by the green beam of my ring…I see that you are honest! And the battery has already selected you as one born without fear! So you pass both tests, Hal Jordan
Showcase #22 SOS Green Lantern October 1959
If there is one thing that I’ve seen a lot of when I’ve been out writing and reporting these five years of the Obama Administration it’s fear.
I’ve gone to businesses and heard about fear, fear of the economy fear of Obamacare. Fear on how they are ever going to draw customers to their business and how they are going to pay themselves with their margins cut to the bone.
I’ve been to the unemployment offices and the fear is palatable, particularly among older workers. Will I be able to find a job? Can I find anything? How will I pay my mortgage, my rent?
I’ve talked to college students and recent grads. They are terrified. Where are the jobs? Will they find one, how can they pay their student loans? Will I every be able to move out of my mother’s house?
and finally there is fear among those who already have jobs.
They know there are dozens of people simply waiting WAITING for a chance to take their job. They see people come in every single day with applications and more importantly they know their supervisors have the exact same fear.
Each one of them knows they are just a single mistake from being into that pool of unemployed workers, and what will their chances be of getting hired again if they’ve been let go?
That is the Obama era. That is the reality that Americans are living in, the reality of FEAR!
And that brings us to the IRS scandal and the White House’s meme that doesn’t hold water.
The White House, their allies online and their enables in the press would have you believe that these people in the Cincinnati IRS office acted alone.
We are to believe these people who see their neighbors and families worry every day about their future, these people who sit in positions made secure by civil service rules, these civil servants who have jobs sheltered from the capricious whims of this economy we are to believe these people were willing to risk those few jobs secure in the storm in order to make trouble for Tea Party opponents of the left all over the country…
…and they were willing to do it without being told.
I’m sorry even Hal Jordan isn’t that fearless.
Unlike the White House and their minions we don’t insult your intelligence here. I clearly state that this is a commercial enterprise and the goal of said enterprise is at least $300 a week allowing me to pay the mortgage.
It’s for you to decide if that enterprise is worth your time and/or your money. If you think it is, please consider hitting DaTipJar below.