Friday, January 4, 2013
Economists, Psychics, and other Things in Common
Jeez, where is everybody?
Unfortunately, I'm here, in Cheddarland. Cuz of those two talky box stations I get, I know nothing about Wisconsin's news. I know plenty about Chicago, though.
Hey, I was actually surprised they fired Lovie Smith. Not that I thought he was any good, but, that they would ever fire him.
I would like to talk about the economy, and the people, so called experts, who pretend to know what is going on with the citizen's money. I consider them in the same league as meteorologists and professional gamblers. That's all they are. During the Great Debacle of 2008, only one economist, that I heard, mentioned we might be heading into a bubble disaster.
What really pissed me off is the woman (I have tried to find her name) who told the public just to save, but spend, but save, too. That was during the Great Debacle when people were losing their jobs, their homes. Everything.
Now, yesterday, I listened to some ass tell Americans they best save their money. That comes first, before bills, rent, food...
The news host sort of chuckled in a sarcastic way. He asked, "What extra money?" That's when the ass in a condescending tone noted that most people spend their money on crap and should keep a list of their frivolous spending. They will be surprised on how much they can save each year.
Let Thingy help you out with the math. Let's say a family of four splurges on a fast food joint once a week. Okay...
$25 in the bank every week, which adds up to $1,200 a year. Oooohhhh.
1,200 a year x ten = 12,000 in ten years. Aaaaaaahhhh.
That's when all the appliances fall apart, when the dog bites your nasty neighbor, and the nasty neighbor (or the dog) sues you, or when your kid breaks his front teeth on a jaw breaker.
This ass is gonna tell you what to do, just like the psychic down the road. Better odds at the seance, I'd say.