Sunday, March 1, 2009
If you are unemployed or underemployed it is time to start bartering with goods and services. You can do this in between you job search. There is a lot of work to be done for individuals. Put your name in the paper, and negotiate working for goods or money. Or trade for services needed. Make a fair bargain, and honor your commitments. Friends, relatives, fellow church members, club members etc. make good prospects. Put up ads in stores that allow that too. Sell or trade stuff you don't need. Start your own Victory garden. If you don't have a good spot, then aske someone to use their lot, and sharecrop. Some cities have a special area set aside for this.
I pray that President Obama is successful, but be prepared for the worst. Socialism has never worked yet, and that is the way we are headed. Dishonest politicians, bankers, and financiers have put us in this sorry state. We need strict regulation of dishonest capitalists of all stripes. You would think we would have learned from the Savings and Loan debacle, then Enron. Republicans are as guilty as Democrats. Republicans are still not fessing up to their lack of leadership in this area. Neither are Democrats. They allowed this to happen and, before that, they stole the social security trust fund and burdened it by adding alcoholics and drug addicts to SSI. Our children, grandchildren and others will suffer for what our generation has allowed to happen in Washington D.C. Cutting the size of government, and paying off the national debt is the best way out of this. Not porking up the budget to draw us further into socialism. The politicians are buying votes as usual. The demographics have changed. We need to educate those who think this is the way to go. They have no idea what they are doing. It is just like a family gone wild with credit cards. The sooner we wake up, the quicker we can dig America out of debt.