Americans too immature

Do you ever get the feeling that we Americans are some of the most selfish, self-centered and immature brats who ever lived? I am not claiming to be guilt-free, but look at our national situation as a whole!

We have supposed “leaders” in Washington, D.C., who will not agree to take care of our own in the form of health-care reform. But they continue, well over 10 years, to send U.S. troops into harm’s way and to spend hundreds of billions of dollars on two unnecessary wars in countries that are reported to have very corrupt governments!

We probably have a large percentage of the richest, most powerful people in the world, yet these brats are the very Americans who are sending our jobs, and perhaps our very future stability, to other countries! At what point in unemployment and underemployment will these so-called “Americans” understand the very real damage they are causing to the very country they call home?

The overwhelming majority of us are not guilt-free, either. When are the parents and grandparents of our generation going to understand that you cannot always treat yourselves and little Johnny and Sue to every brand-new doodad that comes along? There probably are millions of Americans who are absolutely so immature in their finances that they have very little savings, yet they treat themselves to every monthly billing service amenity available!

I believe I heard on the national news that the U.S. government is technically in debt to China by more than $300 billion. I truly pray the rampant selfishness, self-centeredness, and gross immaturity in our nation will subside before we all are totally indebted to foreign powers!

Timothy Monroe Bledsoe

North Augusta, S.C.

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