Wednesday, March 26, 2008

Optimism About the Economy


Here’s something I do get a lot of grief about: the economy. Now everyone knows that the President doesn’t have that much power over how well or how badly the economy runs, but he (or she, heaven help us) can do some things to help it along.

My plan to help folks caught in the mortgage crisis is one way. We have yet to see the effects of that take place, but I’m feeling optimistic that we’re at least not standing by the sidelines watching people go under.

Plus, our stimulus package will help this economy recover from the mortgage crisis and high energy prices and encourage Americans to do what they do best: shop. I encourage every citizen to take their government checks, head to the nearest Wal-Mart, Costco or Circuit City, pick up an XBox or a Wii (is that how it’s spelled?) and have fun.

There is value in saving your money, but not for the economy. The last thing we need right now is for people to hoard their cash inside mattresses and cookie jars waiting for a rainy day. The rainy day is now. So start spending. You’ll keep retailers and manufacturers and support personnel and shipping companies and all the various cogs in our vast economic machine churning along.

Chase has just informed me that it’s near impossible to find a Wii nowadays since they’re all sold out.

Well, that’s the spirit, my fellow Americans.

God bless.

W