Saturday, March 03, 2007

Nobody Likes Money For Nothing


Nobody’s Opinion: “Let us be happy and live within our means, even if we have to borrer the money to do it with.” …Science and Natural History

I’ve been thinking a lot about money lately. Maybe it was because of the “scare” in the middle of the week, when the market fell. I love it when the market falls. All these pundits on half of the TV cable stations start freaking out, and it’s the only time I feel better for not being rich. I didn’t lose a penny.

Or maybe it was the back operation my husband just went through: wondering just how much it was going to cost us despite what Blue/Cross Blue/Shield said was covered.

Nowadays you have to also have supplemental insurance just to pay for what your main insurance company ends up refusing to pay.

Or maybe it was how simply fascinating it was to watch just how far some people will go to get their hands on millions of dollars they didn’t even earn. Howard Stern took out, not one, not two, but six life insurance policies on Anna Nicole Smith. He has tried to sell her stuff on e-bay, and is using her own baby to broker a deal for lifetime control of all her assets with the father.

But his greed is small compared to our government.

I was watching Forbes on Fox today, and I might as well of been watching a French Foreign film…all these experts on stocks, and none of them agreed on anything.

Steve Forbes is one of my favorite people. In fact, he certainly would seem to be a good bet for a President, but because he looks like a star-guest on the Andy Griffith show, he doesn’t have a chance.

Which is the reason McCain doesn’t have a chance.

We are a culture of movie stars. All our newscasters are good-looking people, and we expect our President to look the part of Harrison Ford.

But back to the Fox show.

They all talked about free trade, which basically has ruined the country, but they LOVE free trade…and why? Their own portfolios are clicking through their heads.

NAFTA sunk us. I thought it was funny seeing clips of Hillary walking around a manufacturing plant. I would like to know just how many American men and woman have lost their jobs due to their company outsourcing.

The dirty little secret that our politicians have sold our sovereignty to the stock dividends of the international world market is out, and Hillary is taking advantage of that.

But don’t forget, even if she criticizes Wal-Mart, she was on its board for years. She is a globalist/socialist/fascist/ and big business is her game…especially with China.

They rattle off statistics on Forbes like Bible quotes. And every time I heard the statement that unemployment is down, I couldn’t help but wonder just how many people are taking side jobs on top of their low paying “service” job which they had to get when they lost their good paying job, (which went overseas) in order to try and make up for the money they will never make again after being laid off.

No wonder the statistics are up.

We have been hearing about the layoffs every single day…for YEARS. Hundreds of mergers: 10,000 people here, 30,000 there, 5,000…everyday, some major American manufacturing company have folded. After 9/11 half the airline industry went.

Here in St. Louis, all our car manufacturing plants have closed. Our once thriving airport looks like a ghost town. All we have left is the Busch Brewery, and who knows when that will move.

Middle America is almost gone.

And yet, our economy, according to all the experts is booming. Tax cuts have made somebody rich. That’s what they keep saying.

Actually, I have been having a problem with just how the experts can keep going on and on about how wonderful the country is doing. The experts say, don’t pay attention to the deficit, we have growth!

I’m waiting, like most middle class Americans for my growth. And the reality is: the growth is only for those people who have major investments in the right stocks. I’m sure all those guys and ladies on Forbes and Fox trade and deal with their own stocks every single day. And they are surrounded by others like them.

Sure---there are more millionaires and billionaires being made, but the standard of living for the rest of us, has been due to mostly people working two to three jobs to keep up.

There was a whole generation of people who could not afford a college education, and the manufacturing base that gave those people hope, is now gone.

But the pundits that are on our TV’s go to nice malls, and probably never have to work another day in their lives. There are wonderful neighborhoods all over the United States filled with 300,000 dollar houses, with no furniture inside.

But, they don’t get out to the millions that don’t have a lot of money in stocks, simply because they barely have enough money to pay for their credit card debt.

And why do they have debt?

Is it REALLY because of their crazy and uncontrollable spending habits? Or is it because the price of everyday necessities like food, gas, water, clothes, and even four bucks for a cup of coffee for god’s sake…have gone into satellite orbit?

Add an additional outlandish tax on every single item, and it’s no wonder the government is so huge.

All you hear is…get out of debt you selfish American’s and start saving…but don’t you DARE stop spending, or the whole economy will collapse!

You can’t win.

In fact, the cost of everything is so ridiculous the people think…well, if I have to pay for the whole world, I might as well charge it. Why should I have to do without, so some illegal Mexican worker can have free heath care, a house, and a free education on me?

The Bank of America certainly doesn’t care; they are counting on your debt.

But, that’s not the real scare here…the thing that bothers this nobody the most, are the things you DON’T see.

Remember how most Americans didn’t notice our country was being taken over by an invasion of Mexicans? How did that happen?

We STILL do not see many Mexicans on TV. I remember Desi Arnes husband, and Freddie Prince.

There’s two.

Well, there is Bill Richardson, and a few others politically picked to be in high cabinet positions. But don’t you find it just a little too strange that the majority of Americans DID NOT see this coming?

Unlike the blacks, who are over-represented in our media, in accordance with their numbers in the population---the Mexicans were silent.

Washington knew of the invasion, they made it a point to underplay it.

Just the other day, I saw a commercial for some credit card that drove me crazy. People were going fast as keystone cops through a fast food line, and one guy pulled out some cash.

He stopped the whole picture. He upset the whole apple cart. It was a horror! How dare he hold up the line of efficiently card payments!

He was made to look like a real idiot for taking out his wallet and pulling out CASH.

The implications of this were like a 1984 update by Stephen King.

It is the start of the end for us all. The plans for a cashless society is being done, step by step, little by little…to force us to give up control of the one thing that gives us our final freedom.

Cash---Cash to buy our own food, our own stuff.

Did you know that only 10 percent of every transaction in America daily are done in cash? Think about it.

Everything else is basically done in thin air.

The debit cards came, and they made it so easy to just swipe, and the money comes right out of your account.

Then, all the credit cards every month with your statement, try to get you to pay online.

Just let us take your utilizes bills right our of your account sweetheart! You won’t have to worry about that late fee at all. Just send us your account number.”

The goal is, one day--- all your bills will be automatically taken out of your bank account. You will not be able to pay with cash. Why that silly outdated thing called a “dollar” will be only found in the Smithsonian.

This way, when you walk up to the counter and want to buy that new coat…you might get a big surprise…there will be bells and whistles saying, “Sorry, you can’t afford this! Not allowed!”

They are already marketing this as a real cool idea to help all us “over spenders” when in fact, it is the ultimate fascists move by our government to take control over the most important part of our lives.

The control of our money.

Like the invasion of Mexicans…by the time everyone realizes that IF something happens, (like an electrical outage or terrorist attack) you will not only sit in the cold or heat waiting on the utility company, but you will not be able to get to your money to get food, because cash will not be accepted anywhere.

You will have NO choice but to do everything the government says.

Everyone will be depended on the government for food, and shelter, basically everything, because the government will hold the strings, controlling YOUR money.

After all, they reach right in and take it out of your paycheck now, what’s the next logical step?

By that time, they will be able to take whatever taxes they want out of your account

Don’t think so?

The plan is already being “suggested” in every single thing we do.

Ten percent is not much. The end is not far.

Maybe the National ID card will be just the first big step.

Big brother is now coming, and it will be done in the name of Homeland Security. Jefferson is the perfect leader for this.

And something tells me, it will be Arnold who will be telling us all someday when he becomes President, “I have bieeeg ideas! And now, the world will be safer…and healthier, and no one will starve! You won’t have to worry about carrying around those silly pennies and quarters ever again!”

The good news is since Hillary wants her face on a coin so badly, we at least we have a few years.

I’m tuning in my pennies now.

Nobody’s Perfect; Bill Clinton should have become Anna Nicole Smith’s lawyer, since it seems according to Dick Morris, whoever has the most money becomes President. Anna’s millions would have made up for Hillary’s Hollywood losses.

Nobody Knows; Alan Greenspan said there would be a recession: then a few days later he changed his mind. Does that make sense? What---did his spreadsheets have caviar stains?

Warren Buffet is betting against the dollar, but he still uses cash when he plays poker. Which means, cash is now becoming monopoly money according to the guru of trades.

Just where DID all the gold in the world go? FDR took all he could from the American people, and what did HE do with it?

Nobody Cares: Just in case you are wondering, the phrase “Money is the root of all evil.” Is a quote from the bible: Timothy One, 6:10

Which is a saying that both the Vatican and the Muslims have always ignored.

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

That was very interesting, Joyanna. A little scary, too!

By the way, I hate that credit card commercial! I am one of the 10% that uses cash. I do not use a credit card, and I have the right to use cash. It is a good thing. Once it is gone, you know you have no more... there is no risk of overspending (although it is very embarrassing to get in the checkout line to find out you don't have enough money on you!).

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