As the year winds down, we are seeing top 10 lists of 2008 all over the place. Top movies, top cd’s, top books, etc. Well I just read this story about the Top 10 quotes of 2008. The quote that jumps out at me is:
3. “We have sort of become a nation of whiners.” — former Sen. Phil Gramm, an economic adviser to Sen. John McCain, quoted in The Washington Times, July 10
I remember hearing this quote in the summer and being upset by Senator’s Gramm’s comments. At the time of this quote, gas prices were at their highest ever and people were very concerned. Since then we have seen incredible loses on Wall Street, rising unemployment and a real lack of confidence in our economy.
Is it whining to look to our government leaders for answers and relief for our families?
What do you think, is it true that we are becoming a nation of whiners? Do we complain or do we act? You decide.