samhill wrote:I just love the way you look for the worst for this country. Lets just hope for the best.
I do truly hope for the best. My family and friends would consider me an optimist that throws in a little dose of truth from time to time. I hate to be negative but from the statistics and information available things are grim right now. I follow business very closely and I don't let politics or propaganda clouds my views. My views are my views. The way I see it and what the numbers tell me is that we are in a world of trouble. This economy is closer to the breaking point then many realize. Aside from the tongue and cheek notion of this post concerning SSI and the fact that it is a ponzi scheme the overall economy is very bleak.
When I have a client come into the office asking if she should get a home equity loan (yes she still has equity) to pay off credit cards I get concerned. When she tells me she still wouldn’t be able to get by without continuing to use the credit cards I get really concerned.
When I know 3 families that can’t afford day care without tapping their equity lines or using their credit cards I get concerned.
When I see how pathetic this generation leaving college and recently out of college produce I get concerned.
When I see moms at checkout counters crying because they are forced to use Access Cards (Updated Food Stamps) I get concerned.
When people are more worried about how big there sunglasses are or how much their jeans cost or who has the newest greatest cell phone or who has the best parents because they let them live at home still and pay no rent when they are 26 and 27 years old I get concerned.
This whole thing of ours, this great country, is currently just a group of immature consumers who don’t have a skill and couldn’t fix a toilet or a light bulb if someone was holding a gun to their head. Things are bad, very bad, on a simple level. Ask around and open your eyes to the fact that a family with 2 working adults and 2 children needs to make well over $100K a year just to get by without putting themselves into debt that they will never get out of.
I want to hope and I am optimistic things will get better. The educated side of me tells me they won’t. Hope is simultaneously our greatest strength and out greatest weakness.