Dear Elected Officials of the United States Government,
I want you to know that the American people and I are tired.
Tired of spending 60+ hours a week doing our jobs followed by countless hours spent raising our children, only to discover that you haven't been doing YOUR jobs.
Tired of trying to stretch every little penny so we can pay for our kids' food, clothing and education, only to discover that you have squandered every single penny we've ever given you.
Tired of trying to figure out exactly what happened here, of hanging on to every last word dripping from the lips of so-called news experts, only to find that they're only repeating the lies you told them.
Tired of wishing for leaders who can speak the plain truth, only to find an endless cast of fork tongued snake oil salesmen whose vacuous words sound nice but offer no answers for the mess we're in.
Tired. Just tired. Tired of running on a tread mill to nowhere while you run on a treadmill made of gold.
Do you really expect us to believe that you never saw this coming, that this was some kind of surprise?
And do you really think that after you pass this miraculous bailout package that all will be forgiven, that Americans will go back to their lives happy to live off the bread crumbs from your table?
I don't think so.
While we were busy feeding and raising the children of America, you were busy pillaging our prosperity to satisfy your endless greed.
While we toiled under the yoke of increasing costs, trying to figure out how the heck to afford driving to work on gas that costs twice as much while somehow still managing to feed our kids, you continued to dine on an endless menagerie of earmarks.
But the game is over. The clock has struck the mythical hour and all of the greed, the incompetence and the lies have been revealed for exactly what they are, not to mention your condescending belief that "only you know best."
So let history record that you have failed us all, that each of you have brought us to this horrible place with no way out, with no easy solution or quick fix, where people's retirement funds and house values have evaporated in a matter of days, where the recovery will be measured in decades and not years.
So it is, in the harsh light of day, all fools are revealed. And while it is true that we are certainly fools for believing you, it is you who are even bigger fools for believing you could deceive us.