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dennis mitchell

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#1 posted 11-06-2008 02:07 AM

Thanks for the input. I really expect to see some hard times coming up. I’m just glad I didn’t invest in a lot of expansion and expensive tools. Hopefully people will begin to value craftsmanship again. Hopefully we can learn to live with in our means. Then again I was listening to the radio and they where talking about creating a whole bunch of incentives to get the construction industry rolling again. I guess we will never learn. Houses are shelter not investments. I think the best thing for America is if house prices fell and we let them fall. Maybe then my kids could afford a house with out getting a 65 year mortgage. If rent wasn’t so high then maybe the local hardware store could compete with the big orange box. How much of the cost of a hamburger is the fact that the store sits on a half million dollar lot? It seems to me every time the government fixes something the small guy gets screwed. I was checking the small business bureau web site and they consider a manufacturing out fit with 499 employees to be a small business. Then again we voted in the same congressmen and senators one more time! We change presidents from a big business to a big government and then back again and keep expecting different results. I guess I’ll stop ranting for a while. I just hate to see my “craft” suffer and more important I hope my fellow craftsmen can survive and enjoy the time off.

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