IT DOESN’T REALLY MATTER MUCH WHO WINS THE WHITE HOUSE. Fixing the economy is not something a president can just do. He can only help, kinda like a cheerleader with some inside scoop.
By the way, you already knew this, didn’t you? It’s like being a Chiefs fan. Sure, it helps to motivate the team when the stadium is full, everyone is wearing red and cheering, screaming for the Chiefs to get er done. But when the team just isn’t good enough, well, in the end it matters not. We still lose.
Their health care payment has nearly doubled in the last 10 years. What hasn’t? The house payment is tough enough, but what the hell is common area maintenance? Oh, another bill – “We plow the snow off your street and empty your trash, what more you want?”
Remember when the credit card companies sent you a credit card without you asking? Well, now they cut your available credit when they feel like it. They don’t want their money out there like they used too.
Today I get calls weekly, often more than one or two from people losing their homes, their cars, their place to live, even can’t afford their children’s upkeep. NO, not just from the girls I date, former employees, school chums, just regular people.
They’re all in trouble. Financial trouble.
It often can lead to worse issues, drinking, DUI’s, court issues, divorce, nothing good. Why?
Loss of job is number one.
Then there’s income staying the same but bills getting higher. And there are more of ’em. You don’t hear this one very often: “Hey, let’s go out to dinner tonight, I got that big raise.”
President Obama promised to STOP THE LARGE CREDIT CARD CRIME OF 29.9 INTEREST RATES. He failed to do that, didn’t he?
Why? They wouldn’t let him. Most people pay between 9 and 20% on their cards, yet we only get .5 % on our CD’s. Doesn’t seem fair, does it?
Because Wall Street doesn’t have to deal with this one; “Yeah, my kid’s college expenses are so high, I have to ask my son (daughter) to transfer closer to home, where we can help pay the bills.”
And remember this one, “Well, you can work your way through school, like we did.”
For the most part your monthly bills are the same or higher on most everything today. How’s that new summer electric bill looking? It all adds up. These are the real issues. These are the issues you and I live with daily, more than anything else. Getting our National Debt down won’t help much of these problems facing Americans on a daily, hourly basis.
These are the problems that America truly wants solved.
Now a President can move the chains on most of this, if he shouts loud enough and long enough.
If they let him.
P.S. How’s that retirement income looking? In 2001 CD’s paid 7 %. A decade later pretty much ZERO. That’s not good, not fair. After all it’s YOUR LIFE SAVINGS.