2-10-11 amazed brain
I’m blown away by the people of Egypt: protesting, risking their lives, standing strong, demanding change from their government. And here I sit at my computer today, late afternoon, watching the action on live video feed. The power of technology also blows my mind. Egyptian people were able to come together via social networks such as Facebook and twitter and I am able to see this with my own eyes.
I am reminded of an article I saw this last week by Robert Reich, the former US secretary of labor, which he spoke of the federal budget: Past, Present and Future.
“In the global economy, the only asset that’s unique to any nation- and that determines its living standards- is the people who comprise it. Everything else- money, equipment, factories, supplies--moves across global boundaries at the flick of a computer key”
Reich has a blog HERE
Also interesting to note in this week’s news, an article about Taxes. I don’t want to hear anyone complaining about taxes THIS year! Income tax payments this year will be nearly 13% lower than they were in 2008, the last full year of the Bush presidency. Taxes will be the lowest since 1950. I guess it is still more important to stimulate the economy than pay down the national debt. (?)