Sunday, 31 July 2011

You Know There's Something Wrong....

You know there's something wrong when you can name more senators and congressmen, than quarterbacks in the NFL.

You know there's something wrong when you are fully prepared to borrow $20k to buy a speedboat, yet you owe over $350k already for your house, the two cars, the $15k kitchen you bought last year, the college education for your daughter who got a liberal arts degree, and the trip to Vegas where you lost $10k at slots back in April.

You know there's something wrong when a 28-year old reporter from the New York Times is writing high impact articles on the economy....but never took a single course in economics while in college.

You know there's something wrong when your senator stands up to speak, and spends ninety-five percent of his twenty minutes....blaming folks.

You know there's something wrong when you bring a broke item back to the store and insist on the warranty falling into place....then being told that there's a time schedule in place....so the most you can get back for the broke item is half what you paid.

You know there's something wrong when an investor's service....like Moodys....is actually holding the "balls" of the nation in their hand and could flip the bond ratings down a notch from AAA.

You know there's something wrong when someone mentions settling the NFL strike is more important than settling the debt ceiling situation.

You know there's something wrong when your wife is starting to quote Matt Lauer of the Today Show like he was JFK.

You know there's something wrong when you start to realize that Canada might be in better financial shape, than the United States of America.

You know there's something wrong when you realize that you could actually live off fairly well off eighty percent of the money that you are currently spending, and you try to imagine the same "fit" for Congress and the Senate.