WE All Know The Problem
In an attempt to touch the empathy that seems to be either non-existent or buried beneath corruption in the hearts and minds of the president and congress, I can see what we have here is a politician being honest and trying a last ditch attempt to arouse some form of decency while stating some hard truths that so many people are already acknowledging. We can only hope and pray and write to our congressmen (and women) who sit in attendence during the biggest financial downturn during the last Hurrah for the United States, business wise and every other wise. In a time when we need all the help we can get, we certainly need to limit unlimited greed and reunite the U.S. Economy to the global network as a source for growth instead of merely sending our factories and investments overseas.
From the Order of Interbeing, established my Thich Nhat Hahn, The Fourteen Mindfulness Trainings: The Fifth Mindfulness Training : "...5. Simple, Healthy Living
Aware that true happiness is rooted in peace, solidity, freedom, and compassion, and not in wealth or fame, we are determined not to take as the aim of our life fame, profit, wealth, or sensual pleasure, nor to accumulate wealth while millions are hungry and dying. We are committed to living simply and sharing our time, energy, and material resources with those in need. We will practice mindful consuming, not using alcohol, drugs, or any other products that bring toxins into our own and the collective body and consciousness.