Who’s to blame?

According to David, Governor Linda Lingle “screwed herself” by ruining the local economy.  “She will never be elected to replace Senator Akaka,” he said.  “Maybe, she can work for her cousin and manage one of the Cutter auto stores when her term expires.”

He also said he now hates the Republicans and will never vote for them again.  Hmmm.  Just a few years ago, he was gung-ho on Lingle and George W. Bush, especially after considering their competition, Randy Iwase and John Kerry, neither of whom was charismatic.

The poor economy has had a negative impact on our political thinking.  How about you?  Do you despise the Republicans, too?

Of course, some people like to blame Bill Clinton for loosening the financial regulations, and that led to the mortgage crisis. 

Fortunately, none of this has affected us, personally.  David still has a job, and I collect Social Security.  But, we look around us and wonder how much longer our good fortune will last.

9 Responses to “Who’s to blame?”

  1. Nessa Says:

    They are all politicians so I am not impressed with any of them. And our current economic situation may go back even further to Reagen’s deregulation of big business.


  2. Thom Says:

    It’s all of their faults if you ask me. Lingle certainly cannot be the only one to blame with a Democrat House and Senate. The problem the way I see it is they get elected to office and never get voted out. I’m so for term limits.

  3. Jason Says:

    It’s not so much about what they do, it’s more about what they believe. But you have to factor in effectiveness, too.

  4. kavita Says:

    Well what can i say here?Gigi i hope you and David had a wonderful Valentine’s Day.

  5. quilly Says:

    Since Lingle has raked so much of the money from Hawaii’s economy into her own pocket, she can just kick back on the beach and retire.

  6. Reader Wil Says:

    It’s awful that people have to suffer because of the economical crises. But why do we wage such terribly expensive wars? They cost millions of dollars and euros. And worse thousands of casualties. I hope that our governments come to their senses and make peace.
    Have a great week!

  7. Hattie Says:

    Let’s face it. The local economy depends on “defense” spending and tourism. How do we change that?

  8. cloudia Says:

    It took Reagan, 2 Bushes AND Clinton to get us here! Lingle is aweful

  9. Mare Says:

    Politics makes me crazy. I don’t trust any of them regardless of their party.

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