“In the most trying financial period our nation has seen since the Great Depression, the federal government’s entitlement programs are weighing very heavily on an already overburdened economy,” commented author Andrew Miles.

 

“In the most trying financial period our nation has seen since the Great Depression, the federal government’s entitlement programs are weighing very heavily on an already overburdened economy,” commented author Andrew Miles.
Miles, who wrote “Good Morning Uncle Sam”, told the Helena-West Helena Lions Club that his book was a “good read that may be considered a wake up call to all Americans.
Miles’s book offers a street-level view of the problems created by an out-of-control government and an exaggeratedly liberal judiciary system. It is, he says, his analysis as a patriotic call to arms to forego the free and often counterproductive-ride too often offered in many sectors.
Miles, a police officer for the past 17 years, voices his blunt and factual view as based on thousands of hours working on America’s streets. 
“In 1960, Helena was a safe and prosperous community,” he said.  “Now crime is on the rise and we wouldn’t dare send our children down the street with money in their pockets.”
Focusing on the human impact as well as the fiscal, Miles tackles the difficult subjects of incarceration versus rehabilitation and welfare versus meaningful contribution to explain the fundamental need in our country for reform.
“Right now our prison system resembles overcrowded housing, offering very little, if any, job or life skills training to help prisoners re-enter the outside world as contributing members of society, “ said Miles. “Much like the bailouts of corporate giants, this merely creates a system of handouts wherein the cycle repeats and the burden is placed squarely on those who form the backbone of America: the middle class.”
According to Miles, there are four things that America lacks today from when he was growing up – God, common sense, independence and self-reliance. 
“Back then you went to work and earned your place in society, and didn’t rely on someone else to make sure you survived,” stated Miles.
Miles reported that 43 percent of Americans depend on some type of charity or program of the state, and communities that were once like Mayberry have become corrupted by crime.”
“It's almost time for a resolution,” stated Miles.
A healthy dose of reality and hope, Miles’ book is reported to be no-nonsense and a cold shock to an American system desperately in need of change. Miles said it is an empowering exploration that is sure to change the way you look at our country. “Good Morning Uncle Sam” is a clarion call for a return to the greatness upon which America was founded.