A Nation of Whiners

Authored by:  William Robert Barber

Former Senator Phil Gramm a leading supporter of McCain has given the Democrats another gift of ridicule; nevertheless, the able senator has given to the American people the truth of the matter. We have become a nation of whiners. McCain immediately distanced himself from the comment by doing a little whining himself; pointing out that an unemployment rate of 8.5 percent in May is real and that the worker who has lost his or her job is simply out of work and not a whiner. Well, that maybe, I have the answer for the unemployed worker-stop even thinking about whining; go secure another job. I have no reason to doubt the unemployment percentage in Michigan but that does mean 91.5 percent of the citizens of Michigan are working. And for Michigan here is some advice: Cut your state wide taxes in half and stop electing Democrats.

The judicious Seneca, the Roman stoic philosopher knew that life was full of difficulties and that even when a man could not control these difficulties, he can, “choose not to whine or fret or do evil.”

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