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Over the weekend I was gluing up walnut and poplar for the bedroom suite I need to do, and finished all of the walnut bases, all of this is a mundane task so I do a lot of thinking, that’s sometimes good, sometimes not.
I had been out on WoodNet Forum looking around and noted a post be someone asking how people’s spending had changed over the last month or two. The answers were varied, some were wide open. Some being very cautious. But by the number of posts it was obviously on everyone’s mind and I see it as well. I communicate with a lot of people from ever economic posture and profession, but I got to thinking, What has really changed? Other than the media scaring you to death, what has really changed?
I called some of my clients who are in the Financial services, the ones who have been at it a long time and who I trust. Their consensus was that people are scared and have stopped spending, most HAVE NOT been affected at all, actually, with fuel prices dropping, it’s gotten better for the average person. 401K’s have dropped so retirements may be delayed, housing values have dropped, but unilaterally, so it’s a basic adjustment, but in reality, will lower property tax and that at least we have finally become aware of how prudent we must be in our own oversight of our representatives.
They all agreed that neither presidential candidates plan will do anything and that the biggest problems are yet to come because everyone will be looking to the government to fix it, and they can’t. People will horde and that will be the real downturn.
Small businesses which are the backbone of our economy will close and that is where we will not be able to recover from. One of the retailers on my northeast tour emailed and said that my time ocould be better spent because they don’t carry my DVDs. That’s okay, I’m dropping by any way because I have a lot of folks coming to say hello who have bought them. Just not from the retailer, now this isn’t just about the DVDs. This is about sitting in a corner and being scared, it’s like a clog in a pipe. Everything stops flowing, and guess what, “Joe the Plumber” can fix that. Government can’t. It’s up to you and me, but what I want to know from you is truthfully, “How has this REALLY affected you. I know it’s made you mad, scared you, but in reality, what has changed? As a nation, we now owe trillions of dollars, but what’s new? So here is my question, “What has actually changed in your income status?” No politics, no personal numbers.
We need to talk about this, get it off our chest, or at least I do. This is a serious matter and it’s been so sensationalized by the media, it’s lost all coherant rationale. It’s time to look at it from reality, it’s time to quit listening to the fear mongers and think for yourself.
Catch Ya Later!