Debt. Most people have it. Most people don't want it. Most people avoid it like the plague. Today the S & P dropped 634 points. Pretty damn dramatic. Wow, and here's a news flash - ITS ALL THE TEA PARTY'S FAULT - well, at least that is what yahoos Kerry and David Axelrod are saying. Who knew? I just thought it was poor spending on the part of the country, the politicians and the team leader.
One of the news pundits made a comment about a true leader will own up to the faults that occur under his term. I'd believe that to be an accurate statement. However, the leader of a now, AA+ credit rating, seems to think otherwise. He is still reading from the yet, still stagnant and repugnant speech of "blame everything on George W. Bush"... and "its everyone else's fault, not mine." This guy misses nothing. Sharp as a stick!
Now, I am certainly no financial wizard. Ask me to balance my checkbook, and I am going to shrink like a violet, and run for the nearest hot house. It is beyond me. But - and here it is - I do have enough intelligence to realize that if you have only so much money, then you don't go out and buy high priced vodka on a beer budget. Of course, in my case, still being sober, I'll make the comparison of settling for a Hersey kiss instead of a hunk of Godiva Chocolate.
I have never held public office, nor would I want to. The biggest decisions I make are as the President of our local HOA. I can't fathom how the morons in Washington, D.C. are so dense that they do not know that if you do not have a dollar, then don't buy a bar of soap for $1.25. And furthermore, you don't bend over in the shower, if you drop that expensive bar of soap. Our HOA is doing fairly well. We get bids for work that needs to be done, we evaluate all bids, we decide on who is going to give us the best deal, and we make a decision. I'd love to see a brand new parking lot, but the reality is that our Association simply doesn't contain the amount of money necessary to improve such a luxury. Some of the people in my Assoc. really want to have the esoteric appeal of a nicely paved parking lot. But, when you break it all down, we simply can't afford it. Wow, what a novel idea.
Maybe I should run for office?