In some form, competition exists in all phases of our society and culture for all organizations and individuals. It is the fuel that drives our engines of accomplishment. And it figures that with measurements of success there will be records. That leads us to the Holy Grails of accomplishment – all time records.
In the world politics and government, all- time records are revered in some circles and new records are being set every day. Take Prez Obama for example. First, he is setting and all time record for TV appearances. Not a day goes by without spending time in front of the TV cameras, and at last count, none of his predecessors (even Bill Clinton) qualifies for second place. One question is whether or not he is wearing out his welcome. Either that or else he suffers from self intoxication.
Second, he has set all time records for spending. There are 3 main sources for money — printing more currency, borrowing, and higher taxes. The Treasury printing presses are in overdrive, China is our main source of borrowed funds and he has raised taxes on all of us with more to come. All of this without much regard for paying back all of the huge commitments.
All- time records. Obama’s legacy to the next generation.
Not too long ago we were introduced to the term “Billions”. Now it is Trillions which is a number followed by twelve zeroes. Does he really care about the burden of “payback?”
TV time and spending. All- time records with more to come.