Don't Bet On It
I opened the newspaper and read about some of Tom
Brown's promises if elected. He wanted a balanced budget
within two years and cuts in taxes as well as building up the
armed forces. He also talked about making other cuts to help
the country. Rumors were about that some of the victims of
elimination might be the school lunch program and all forms
of welfare. Also in danger was funding for public radio and
television and Brown promised to reduce term limits for
those in the House and Senate, but only for newly elected
individuals. What some people won't say to be president!
On the other hand, Senator Collins mentioned that
since most Americans had been forced to endure salary cuts
or at least concessions of some sort, it might be a good idea
for Congressmen and Senators to bite the bullet by accepting
a salary cut. This would set a great example for all. He also
added that rushing to eliminate welfare might not be as
prudent as properly administering it, and the same could be
said about farm subsidies and funding for PBS. Lastly, he
suggested a boycott of major league baseball so as to send a
message to both management and the players that the fans
were getting upset with the greed of both parties.
Tom Brown had mentioned that the public shouldn't
trust Collins because of his questionable moral character. He
claimed that the senator was a womanizer and that governing
the country was very difficult with your pants off. Finally he
suggested that the people should listen to what Collins' lady
friend Kathy Pendleton was saying about him.
I didn't have a chance to turn the page of the paper
when the phone rang.
“Did I wake you?” It was my accountant and close
friend, Tom Daniel.
since I am the dishwasher, they would have to wait until