What's Good About Our Economy: The Cubs Are Winning!

17 09 2008

I was trying to think of something positive to post today about our economy. Here’s what I came up with:

Now is not the time to panic.

The fundamentals are sound.

10.6 trillion in national debt really isn’t that much per person.

There’s beer in the fridge.

The housing bill raised the debt ceiling by 800 billion so there’s gotta be plenty for bailing out whover needs help.

They’re from the government and they’re here to help us.

I bet that Sarah Palin is an economic whiz, she and McCain will get things back on track.

The Cubs are winning!

So, am I just pessimistic? What good economic news am I missing here?

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4 responses

17 09 2008
James

I do actually have beer in my fridge.

17 09 2008
floydturbeville

Hey, that is good news James!

Are you throwing an economic stimulus party anytime soon?

If so, send me an invite! We can toast to Jimmy Carter!

18 09 2008
Boyd Livingstone

Has the economy been in the news? They must not put that stuff in the Sports section. I do have some beer in my fridge, Samuel Adams to be precise.

Perhaps a toast to wise words of the past would be in order. I am particularly fond of Thomas Jefferson’s remarks to John Adams: “The evils of this deluge of paper money are not to be removed until our citizens are generally and radically instructed in their cause and consequences, and silence by their authority the interested clamors and sophistry of speculating, shaving, and banking institutions. Till then, we must be content to return quoad hoc to the savage state, to recur to barter in the exchange of our property for want of a stable common measure of value, that now in use being less fixed than the beads and wampum of the Indian, and to deliver up our citizens, their property and their labor, passive victims to the swindling tricks of bankers and mountebankers.”

18 09 2008
floydturbeville

Yes indeed, Dr. Livingstone – a toast to the agrarian common sense shared by Thomas Jefferson!

Good quote, thanks for sharing it.

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