"Where there is no vision, the people perish." Pete Ashdown, a Democrat running for the U.S. Senate from Utah discusses the lack of vision in Washington in his campaign blog.
"I have a hard time seeing any vision in our federal government. The recent energy bill is a good example of this. Rather than pushing for a national effort towards clean and plentiful energy, our government wanders the room like a drunk looking for leftovers in bottles. The best example of this is a $5 Billion Loan to China to fund new nuclear reactors. The reason our representatives give for this? Well, if China has more nuclear reactors, they’ll use less oil. In other words, if you send your neighbors on an all-expenses-paid vacation, there will be more crack in the neighborhood for you."
Ashdown continues, "I challenge anyone of any political persuasion to stand back and admire the utter awesomeness of this legislation. What is even more special about this is that the fact that the Chinese have been buying significant amounts of U.S. Treasury Bonds, which is another way of saying they’re financing our debt. So we’re borrowing money and loaning it back to them, so they can take steps towards oil independence. That is what I call a lack of vision."
We could definitely use some more common sense in Washington. Here is a link to Pete Ashdown's campaign blog.http://vote.peteashdown.org/journal/