thing is, I honestly believe that there needs to be a certain
amount of instinct and opinion brought into a conversation.
Observational skills in action rather than just the black and
white of numbers and research. I also believe that this little
web site of mine is a constantly developing, at times learning
and at others growing, place for expression. That sounds wonderfully
poetic when it certainly shouldn’t be that classy. It just means
that while I accept responsibility for my comments, I also know
that I’m going to make some mistakes or just plain change my
mind. What I want more than anything though is to start a conversation…
play devil’s advocate… get some different thoughts and perspective
involved when viewing the events taking place in the world.”
one is from me… February 23, 2009
economists and advisers familiar with his strategy say Obama
will argue next month that the financial crisis was worse than
anyone thought at the time and say more stimulus is needed to
make any real dent in the unemployment rate.”
Article at MSNBC web site credited
to Reuters and August 25, 2011 (no longer active)
so we started off by sending you to an article of mine from 2009.
Talked about observations. And then there’s a quote from 2011…
a few days ahead of President Obama’s planned release of a job
package to help America. Are you ready for a general observation
offered without a ton of research? Because this essay of mine
is an observation that stems from my quick reaction of “wait a
second, I think I heard this before”... and it just so happens
I did hear it before:
said: ‘The truth is, we and everybody else misread the economy...
We misread just how bad the economy was.’”
from Reuters on July 5, 2009, which I noted in an
article of my own about healthcare on August 20,
I’ll just toss this in there… an
article from me that was posted on this site
on February 22, 2009. (I was going to quote a passage from it…
but instead go and read the whole thing. Wait until you see some
of the issues back in 2009… wait until you see how politicians
explained the spending on money that would take place in 2010…
yes, in 2010.)
song was written for a completely different reason, but look at
these six lines from a song called “Haven’t We Been Here Before”
that was recorded by Styx and written by Tommy Shaw:
“You might think that it’s hopeless
Beyond our control
But that’s not necessarily so.
Can’t you see there’s a chance
For the daring young soul
Who’s finally learned to say no…”
here’s the thing. Eventually, things are going to get better.
And, someone is going to take credit for that. But should they?
Well… one last item… consider this one:
Federal Reserve has done all it can for now to get the U.S.
economy back on track. Now it's time to simply wait for it to
heal. That was the message delivered by Federal Reserve Chairman
Ben Bernanke in a widely anticipated speech Friday to an annual
gathering of bankers at Jackson Hole, Wyo.”
26, 2011 at MSNBC
am I missing? What?
years ago (as I linked to a moment ago and will again here), I
compared the economy to a cold. Do anything
you want for a cold… if untreated, all evidence points to it lasting
roughly a week … and, however treated, with rest or drugs or plenty
of orange juice in any and all combinations, all evidence points
to it lasting roughly a week.
don’t have a destination in mind for this little essay. Instead,
I’ll let the short comments I’ve made serve as connections between
the other dots and stories and articles and opinions I’ve shared
not saying that things will get better because they can’t get
worse. Instead, I think we are at a point where people are fed
up… are annoyed at seeing the same requests and self-serving leadership…
and are definitely noticing that the new so far isn’t that much
different than the old, and that for change to be made it has
to be more than a campaign slogan.