Archive for December, 2008

Take some time. Take some real time with family, friends and yourself to focus on the good things in life. Poinsettia

Yes, we are faced with many difficulties, maybe even insurmountable.  Most of these self-inflicted wounds will take some time to find solutions to get back on track. But, until that happens we must all work together and put our faith in a higher power and hopes in one another to take care of each other.

There is hope. There will be another day, despite the darkness this country, your family and business may be going through right now.

Foucus on a positive — any positive — and let that be the inner source that drives you to safety. Do not despair. Life marches on and hope can flourish with your spark of faith. christmas_ornament

Let me hear from you on your hopes, your solutions, or even fears and let’s work together for resolutions for 2009. This is a forum for you to vent or maybe even share a comment of hope or good will. Either way, let me hear from you.

Happy Holidays and best wishes for a brighter future for all of us.

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AIG – Bah Humbug!

GM – Ford & Chrysler – Bah Humbug! General Motors

Banks – Bah Humbug!

It seems everyone today is in search of a bailout. Everyone is asking, but the people who really need it -people – everyday, hardworking people like you and me are not! Yes, there is something wrong with this picture.

Yes, I agree there are many industries that are hurting, but the bailout money cannot go very far if everyone keeps putting their hands in the cookie jar. Especially when everyone wants to get their piece of the cookie and then not have any regulation or oversight as to what happens with the money once they have it, like AIG. A company that has hidden where the money is really being spent on lavish outings and retreats, all at the taxpayers expense. How far are they willing to go in paying out bonuses this year for high level executives? I sincerely do not believe they are going to come clean and be open about where the money is really going.

It is a shame…..I mean it, a real shame that it has come to this. But, here we are and what we need to do is decide what we are going to do next about the situation. What’s next? Who is next?

The “Big Three” automobile manuafacturers have all been in Washington with their hands out begging for a bailout, but not one of the companies have a plan to make any changes with their companies to get back on the right track or to get financially stable. It is not that anyone wants the automobile industry to crumble in America, nor do we want to have any ancillary businesses and suppliers to go bankrupt, but at some point, until the automobile industry get’s it, there will be a continual spiral downward. But, if a bailout of any kind is to be given there must be changes. Big changes with oversight on every dollar spent so that the taxpayers do not take another bath without any benefit like we have been doing. crossfire_chrysler_automobile

Spend some time contacting your elected official to add some voice to this situation. Yes, many companies are in trouble, but if you want a handout there has to be some oversight and not just a free ride for failing miserably in their responsibility of fiscal financial obligations.

Speak out! Please!