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Tuesday, March 25, 2008

Its recession time!!!

Read this great article in Variety then come back here. We are in a recession no matter what- I'm living in a dream world- Bush says. People are spending too much money. Not everyone should own a house or be able to spend money frivolously. TV and our culture is telling everyone that they should be rich and have nice things. Everything you watch shows people with beautiful cars, designer clothes, and gorgeous homes. If you just went off television you would think that your in the minority as middle or lower class citizen. Sweet Sixteen, House Wifes of Orange County, heck even Soap Operas show everyone as wealthy. This cause people to go out and spend or buy things they can't afford- including homes. Of course the banks and credit card companies gave lines of credit to people who have no business asking for it. Now the economy is fucked!!! The government thinks giving extra money to people in May is going to solve the problem because people will go out and spend. Unless they are paying off debt this is not going to work. People need to save and pay off debt, not spend. It doesn't take a genius to figure that out. Hold on people, it is only going to get worse. When it cost fifty bucks to fill my Nissan Sentra with regular gas, it is clear hard times are a coming. Oh my god Dancing with the Stars is doing a dance medley to Meatloaf- I would do anything For Love. My head is about to explode. Have to go.

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