It's been one of those weeks when average hardworking Americans feel fatigued. They've been bombarded with the news of a governor of one of the biggest states in the union trying to sell one of the most important elected positions in public office to the highest bidder. They've read about one of the most powerful men on Wall Street confessing to bilking investors out of tens of billions of dollars, one of the country's biggest corporations losing another 10 billion dollars in questionable investments, and, by the way, a company that US taxpayers just gave 150 billion dollars to to keep from folding. And let's not forget the American auto industry, an industry that most common sense folks will say made its own bed but somehow the U.S. taxpayer has to save. Couple that with food companies that charge more for less, fuel surcharges that remain even after the price of oil has dropped $100 dollars a barrel, the overarching sense that any day now they may lose their jobs, and, well, we all feel worn out!
I don't have any remedy, and frankly maybe I'm just venting. What I do know is that we cycle through these times and somehow survive, maybe more exhausted but hopefully wiser for it.