Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Do You See what I see?

If I see another commercial trying to entice me to spend, spend and spend I think I'm gonna seriously consider boycotting TV with the exception of CBS THIS SUNDAY MORNING cause they rock!

Quite frankly like all of us I need more dough than what's coming in. Ya see rent has increased more than 50% in the last decade, food and gas have gone up too. Insurance, auto and medical has gone up with employers reducing the amount of coverage they offer. Anybody with me?

The only thing that hasn't increased is my salary. Talks of cutbacks and layoffs are repeated like a mantra. Christmas Bonuses and raises are being cut if given at all. These are surely difficult times. The nightly news says so, well it must be true!

I can dig that it's difficult for the nation right now but it seems to me that working class folks declared the economy in an emergency state a long, long time ago. When gas rose to $3.00 in California and then $4.00 our cries went unheard.

"The fundamentals of the economy are sound!" Quoted Bush!

When studio apartments rent went to $935 a month up from $350 in a two to three year period and home prices skyrocketed, the working class said Damn!

The smart guys like Greenspan and the whole Bush economic team said hey the economy's great! Cries to the contrary went unheard. The economies great said Bush, who's saying it's not?

The people who ain't prospering!

You know all these folks who scream about the benefits of the so-called free market or supply side economics and implement them while in political office should have to tour the places where their policies were implemented and see how they worked of failed. If only 5% got really rich under you but everybody else went two or three steps back then you should be force to see that your policy which after four to eight years didn't work and all your followers need to stop preaching that gospel as well.

Mr. Bush, its time you took a good look at the America I see and live in. Unfortunately I doubt that even if I show it to you that you could see it!

BE Careful! BE Mindful! BE Prayerful!



Miss.Stefanie said...

Funny how America wants us to spend when we are in a recession.I see what you see Jay. I see it all too clearly.

robusta barista said...

I hate those commercials! The one that has left a sour taste in my mouth as of late is the one from Home Depot. The folks are in such a rush to get their shopping done, and then as if by magic, they are slowed in their steps, and are enticed to spend even more money than they came in to spend.

Yep, and at the very end of the commercial a couple starts to leave with one cart, and "magically" decide to get another. So much garbage, I say!