What or who should I spew my frustrations about? Reading the Huffington Post today as usual and forget venting about the house, the husband or the kids. What is going on politically and economically in America is shameful. My party, the democrats, drive me insane sometimes. Our President, is a beautiful speaker; I love to listen to him, he brings you along with him into his speech, he can move and uplift and I believe we need that as a nation. But once those beautiful words have ceased and the spell of his oration is broken, all the pundits come scurrying forth from the backdrop and shadows and start to dissect, analyze, second guess and critique. His State of the Union came and went and of course both sides had something to say. The GOP weren’t happy with the word investment because they equate that with spending, which is bad. The progressives of the democratic party didn’t hear enough of stimulus, cutting the military, union strengthening, regulatory powers for banking and Wall Street and jobs. What keeps me anxious and fearful is the continuing erosion of the middle class and lower class. The progressives are the only ones addressing the serious issue of stagnant and declining salaries, non existing pensions and 401K plans, (thanks to the Wall Street crash), burgeoning health care costs, the monopoly of the health insurance industry and the anti-competitive pricing the industry controls. The middle class housing market is still in ruins and that is not going to change anytime soon, jobs are so scarce it is frightening. I didn’t see my President addressing those very specific concerns that progressive bloggers have been trumpeting for the past 2 years. These concerns are real and I am frustrated that the powers that be do not address them on the Sunday morning political shows or on the evening news. All I hear from wealthy politicians is we need to sacrifice and the only group sacrificing is the bottom 80% of the American economic class. Something has got to give and Congress needs to step back from Wall Street and give Main Street their 15 minutes because without the 80% those 20% will soon be staring at each other like idiots and wondering how did we get to this. I am being melodramatic about the top 20% being pushed into a corner but something really needs to be said or done because this situation in America just isn’t right.