Obama and Congress are trying to pass taxes on energy consumption, on potato chips and Coke (and Ding-Dongs!!), and your health care plan. They are re-working the way farms are run, with a nod to Monsanto and friends (good to know they're looking out for me and you, and Ding-Dongs!) They are doling out free money left and right with their Stimuli and their TARPs, while deciding how certain jobs are compensated and deciding what's fair to pay those who HAVE jobs as they continue to make policy that causes others to LOSE their jobs.
(We would like to take a moment now to thank the Federal Reserve, whose job SINCE 1913 is to make sure our monetary system is free of volatility. How's that working out, America?!)
History shows us that the government solves problems by creating programs that then create more problems and cost more money; I think I want them in charge of my health care, too!
The good news is that, for now, there's still junk food. Here is a recipe for Scotcharoos, a fabulous little treat I first encountered as a child on vacation in Arizona. We may be in it up to our knees politically, but treats can make anything bearable.
1 cup sugar
1 cup light corn syrup
1 cup peanut butter
6 cups Rice Krispies
1/3 cup semi-sweet chips
1/3 cup butterscotch chips
1/3 cup milk chocolate chips
In a medium saucepan, bring sugar and corn syrup to a boil (be careful -- it's VERY HOT.) Remove from heat, add peanut butter and whisk to fully combine. Add Rice Krispies. Pat into a buttered 9x13 pan. In a double boiler, melt all the chips slowly over medium heat and stir until smooth. Drizzle over the top of the Krispie mixture. Let cool about an hour and cut into bars.