Wednesday, October 5, 2011
The Economy, Protests, and the President - My Perspective
If you have a business and something happens where your product or service becomes obsolete, it's unfortunate, but you have to move on to something else instead of trying to force things back to the way they were.
I think people need to take responsibility for themselves and their situations. I'm tired of people blaming their problems on the president and the CEOs of corporations. If times are tight, you need to save more and spend less. Even when times are good, you should still be saving to cover yourself for when time go bad again. People spend money they don't have by using credit and financing. Using credit cards is fine as long as you pay the bill in full every month. Financing is ok, if you have plenty of money to cover the entire expense, but you want to stretch out the payments.
I liked Obama when he was first running for president and I still like him today. People blame him for their problems when it is not his fault. One person does not have control over everything that happens. Yes he is the leader of the country, but he can't just make miracles happen. He is a good guy and he wants the best for the people of the country. Don't you think if he could give everyone great jobs and make everyone wealthy he would?
There have been protests with the whole "occupy wall street" thing. I have been reading about them and I still do not really understand what they are protesting. To me it seems like that are unemployed people complaining about how others have jobs and are making a lot of money. Maybe they have nothing better to do and they want to join something that is getting news coverage. I doubt it will change much of what is going on with the economy.
Overall, people need to adapt to the current economy we live in, take responsibility and work hard. Individuals have more control over their own lives than do big business owners or even the president.