This past weekend I had what I would call an eye opening moment concerning self esteem and interpersonal relationships. My pre-teen daughter had a couple of friends overnight. These girls spend many hours together at school but this was the first time that they had an overnight together. All three are high energy girls and each one is a bit of a diva. So, I didn’t expect the weekend to go without a hitch. However, as the girls got comfortable I started to hear comments and partial comments that made me stop and listen a little more closely. The reason for that? Continue reading: Write Where You Are
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Posted in anger, Business, communication, confidence, culture, disaster, economy, emotions, failure, Fear, finances, Frustration, future, goals, government, home, Impact, Labor, leadership, life, loss, making money, MONEY, news, observations, opinion, politics, power, tagged bailouts, bankruptsy, banks, borrowing, Business, businesses, catastrophe, confidence, debt, Dow Jones, failure, Fear, financial, financial mess, future, generational theft, generations, government, homes, Impact, John McCain, leaders, leadership, lending, loaning, loans, mirrors, MONEY, Paul, personal lives, Peter, positive, President Obama, Presidential, Recession, stealing, taxpayers, treasurer on February 11, 2009| 1 Comment »
Ok, I dont understand this whole financial mess…I admit that. I am no financial genius. However, I do know that if you keep spending money that you dont have…you go deeper in debt. How in the heck is the government going to get money from people who dont have it to give? From taxpayers….correction…from taxpayers who have JOBS. What about all of those people who dont have JOBS or will soon be loosing their JOBS? The American family is in crisis. Many dont have jobs or they have to have more than one part time job to make ends meet. Some don’t even have homes because they have lost them to foreclosures. Some of their family members dont have jobs or can’t make enough to pay their bills. But when you are barely making it…you can’t help anyone else out in a meaningful way either. The Government financial recovery plan (mess) is mirroring our personal lives…they just dont know it yet! Still, some of the leaders are using fear to try to get people to put their stamp of approval on their plan of action; they are saying that this might not be the right answer…but we have to do something or else!
Obama’s treasury chief has announced that this country needs 2 trillion dollars to save the banks. This is on top of the bailouts that have so far shown little return on the investment for the average American citizen. Where is this whole thing going to end? Why not give the money to the citizens and let them dig themselves out of their own very deep holes first? That in turn might just have the added benefit of allowing them to pay off their loans and homes to those banks and businesses that made the bad loans in the first dang place!
We are being told that all of this lending and loaning may or may not work….that they might make mistakes. But that doing nothing would be a catastrophe. How do we know that? Maybe those businesses and banks should go under. After all….once this money is loaned to these businesses and banks…they are going to expect tax payers to go into debt once again with these banks and businesses to circulate the money. Who in their right mind is going to create an even bigger debt load on themselves with such uncertainty hanging over this country’s head?
After President Obama’s treasurer spoke the Dow Jones dropped 3.5%. This is traumatic news to everyone. Confidence is more than shaken….it has suffered severe trauma. We may never recover from this extreme mess as a nation. This isn’t some meaningless recession. We are bleeding money and we dont have the confidence in our leaders, our banks, our businesses to recover from it.
Former Presidential candidate, Senator John McCain calls this plan “generational theft”. He says we are stealing from future generations their hard earned dollars and laying on them debt of incredible proportions. He is right. Where will it end?
The Government thinks it is going to help everyone out by creating JOBS and bailing out banks and certain industry giants. Helloooooooooooo…is anybody home out there? How in the world are they going to do this? By hitting the taxpayers out even more than they have already. So far, no one has had a solution that has made a positive enough impact to change the direction of this massive financial failure! What makes them think that throwing more money into the mix is going to make things better? Can a government file bankruptsy…cause that is what it feels like is happening here…what is the old saying….borrowing from Peter to pay Paul?
Posted in abuse, anger, attitude, Blogging, Business, emotions, finances, giving, government, horror, Impact, leadership, life, loss, media, MONEY, news, observations, opinion, power, trust, values, tagged accountability, American people, bailout money, blog, companies, entertainment, financial chaos, leadership, legally responsible, perks, posts, reports, responsible, tax payers, Vegas, Wells Fargo on February 4, 2009| 1 Comment »
Ok, ready for some more, I can’t believe it…what were they thinking kind of blog post? It is better to give than to receive (as long as you are going to KEEP receiving bailout money). Outrageous news reports of an alledged 12 day trip to Vegas for the top employees for Wells Fargo & Company.
In the past years, this has been an alleged tradition of all expenses paid which included many different extravagant perks such as helicopter rides, private concerts, food and entertainment…etc. While companies are made to look good to their employees by giving away so much; to the rest of us…the companies who do this kind of thing are making a mockery out of the purpose of the bailout money for those companies who have been failing to be financially responsible.
How can these corporations, banks and such that have been receiving bailout money from taxpayers still be so blind? Can they not understand the depths of the resentment of the American people for this financial chaos that we have all been plunged into? Surely, if these behaviors continue…they will go out of business and deservedly so.
The thing is…today’s news of the 12 day planned trip was defended by the company…until there was an uproar and they cancelled the trip. If that is what it takes, to prevent further financial misuse of the bailout funds, negative peer pressure and pressure from the media, to change their behaviors; then, we are just going to have to be more vocal when we are made aware of an abuse of the American’s financial investment in their companies.
Let the other industry leaders be forewarned…American tax payers are fed up with the mess that has been made. I think those at the top of the companies that have received bailout money should be legally responsible for any misuse of those funds. Let’s see some accountability here by our leaders!