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Posted on So how are we dealing with the new economy?

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odie

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#1 posted 11-05-2008 04:15 PM

I being a realist, made my living with Ma Bell for thirty years. Towards the end with them I was saving close to 20% of everything I made so I could become an independent woodworker. I now sell my “art” at arts and crafts shows. I have seen this economy affect my sales for the last 5 years. It didn’t just start the other day.

“Forgive them for they know not what they do”, you say as you watch a union loyalist hide his “buy American” sign in the trunk of his car while in Walmart. I’m afraid this can only get worse with our new government wanting to punish success and hard work. I think anything American can only get more expensive as business tries to keep up with new taxes and regulations.

The American people have spoken. I just wish they hadn’t spoken so loudly for me. It will be my goal not to give this new government one more penny than I have to. This is not something I’m used to doing. Being one that has lost 1/3 of his net worth in the market (it will come back), I don’t wish to support the spending machine in Washington. So for this reason, I’ve decided to do a little less with my “art”.

Because remember, I did plan for this retirement. Now I think I might just live it.

-- Odie, Confucius say, "He who laughs at one's self is BUTT of joke". http://woodstermangotwood.blogspot.com/ (my funny blog)


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