What the $#$!! Bank Of America?? How does this happen to the largest bank in the country and one of the largest financial institutions in the world? Here we are at 11:15 and the online banking has been down for 2 hours. This has happened at least 3 or 4 times to me over the last year and one time it was about 6 hours. This is a wake up call to all of us that trust online banking. What is going on? siber attacks or incompetence? Whatever the reason, it’s a major problem and should be bigger news.
Well, it’s that time again just before the new year that we think about what the future may hold. I wish I could say we are heading into a “Golden Era”, but unfortunately, the near future does not look that great. If feels like the Carter years all over again. Here are 3 predictions for 2011. 1) The Economy will continue to stink. Watch out for a”VAT” Value added tax. Home values will continue to fall and unemployment will reach above 10%. Sorry , but hope is not a solution, otherwise Obama would have turned this economy around by now 2) Religion makes a comeback. Economic worries, political unrest and 2012 will increase fear. 3) A backlash on Social Media. The anti social aspects of social media will cause people to rethink their priorities.
When is this global warming thing supposed to kick in? I’m freezing my ass off and I’m in South Florida. What ever happened to global warming anyway? You never hear that term used any more from the main stream press. Now it’s “climate change”. How convenient. What the hell does “climate change” mean? It means your climate is changing. Thank you, I had no idea. Actually it means anything the environmental wackos need it to mean to fit their agenda. Anything to get us paying $5 a gallon right? Here’s an idea, build nuclear power plants all over the country, build the infrastructure to handle the electric power grid and let’s all drive electric cars. It’s a win, win, win. Green energy, keep the dollars here in the USA and put thousands to work. No, that would make too much sense. Let’s keep buying foreign oil, put corn in our tanks and raise the cost of food and everything else while bankrupting the country.
Have you seen the super rich like Warren Buffet say things like “my taxes should be higher”. You see them all the time on CNBC and other news shows commenting things like ” I don’t mind paying higher taxes” or “We should pay higher tax”. My response to all of them is simple. GO AHEAD!!! If you think your not paying enough, throw in a few extra million to the treasury. They are so full of it. The recent news that Obama is for keeping the “Bush tax cuts” in place for the next 2 years has the left in a frenzy. It’s not enough that they got some goodies thrown to them, they will not be happy until the”rich” are punished. Who are the “rich”? People that make $250,000 or more. The answer is simple, is it not? Don’t screw with the small business owners! These are the “rich” that also hire the most people. $250k, $400k or even $750k is not “rich”. It’s doing good. It’s comfortable, but it’s not rich! It may be rich to someone making $50k, but it’s not rich and raising taxes on these people will hurt the economy, because they DO spend the money and NOT save every penny. Now people making 2 Million or 5 million or 100 million. Those people are rich. So why doesn’t Obama and the dems go after the ”real rich”? Because they are full of it. They don’t want the real rich to pay, they want the MIDDLE CLASS and the ones trying to get to the next level to pay up. Go ahead, raise the taxes to 80% for all I care on people making millions. But the ELITE left don’t want that do they? That’s because the reality is that the ELITE left want to pit the middle class against the poor. Why not make the “real rich” pay for the poor and leave the middle class alone, we pay enough already. I will lose it if I hear another elite lefty say ” we can’t afford those tax cuts” What kind of whacked out way of thinking is it that thinks the government can’t afford to not take MORE of MY money? Here’s an idea. SPEND LESS. SPEND WHAT YOU HAVE. DON’T SPEND MORE THAN YOU TAKE IN.
For those of you that don’t get what Large Regular refers to, it’s kind of an inside New England thing. Ordering a Dunkin’ Donuts coffee in Massachusetts is nothing like ordering in Montreal or Florida. They get it in Boston. “Large regular” bing your done. 45 seconds later, you get your coffee. Perfect. The same every time. You say large regular outside the North East and they are like……aahhhh how many sugars?” ” Do you want cream with that?”……..and then they still screw it up.