Yesterday is a cancelled check, tomorrow is a promissory note, but today is cold hard cash meant to be spent.
In the 1980s, I had a friend who made fun of her younger brother by saying his bad attitude could be summarized by: “I want what I want, and I want it NOW!”
The other day, while observing the behavior of some Christmas shoppers around town, it suddenly struck me exactly how human this attitude is. In fact, this is the best summary of why the human race will eventually destroy the one and only planet they can survive on.
Even though most of the people in the world now know about climate change, and can observe already the first signs that our activities on this planet have damaged the systems that regulate the temperature of earth, we can find no agreement among nations to change this destructive behavior.
The human race historically seems well defined by: “I want what I want, and I want it NOW!” We have always been searching for more for ourselves and our families. This attitude seems natural and yet is heading us towards a collision course with our future environment.
So glad I chose not to have children. They are the ones who will suffer as the earth’s climate changes dramatically in the next century.
Would it be too much for Congress to actually do something now, after doing absolutely NOTHING for the past four years?
It seems the Republicans, who said their only purpose was to dump Obama, have failed miserably. That is why they have stood in the way of ever attempt at progress on improving our economy, stabilizing the jobless rate, or lowering the deficit for the past four years.
And it is only because they cannot put off doing their job any longer, that they are now squawking about how hard it is.
My response? Yes, your job is difficult. That’s why you get all that great free health care and get paid the BIG BUCKS! Now get your shit together and DO SOMETHING!
Quit giving the richest Americans the best tax breaks, while trying to figure out how to make the poorest among us pay more.
News Flash: Those living on very little or social security will not be your best source for building up revenue. You have bled them dry now.
I know you and your rich friends sure hate to pay taxes, but hey, it is for a good cause… the future of your own country. Time to find a little Christmas generosity and patriotism inside!
This is not brain surgery, which is a good thing because Congress has certainly proven that they are not the sharpest pencils in the box.
Unfortunately, Congress does not understand or represent the circumstances of most Americans today. Most in Congress are millionaires, but they have also proven, again and again, they are not particularly good at understanding basic math.
I’m 57 and somehow I have made it through my entire life without an app. In fact, I have never even owned a cellphone as far as that goes…
The other day I overheard a young woman putting down her friend for having a two year old phone. “I can’t believe you still have that old phone..” EXCUSE ME???
Am I the only sane one left on this planet who thinks a cellphone is a complete waste of time and money? PROBABLY!
Every time I check into the possibility of getting one the contract prices and monthly charges have doubled AGAIN. Data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics’ Consumer Expenditure Survey (CE) shows that cell phone expenditures increased rapidly from 2001 through 2007, with the total cost of owning a cell phone surpassing the cost of residential landline phone services beginning in 2007.
Cell phone providers must be working under the assumption that they will just continue raising prices until the consumer stops paying… but they never do! Talk about a dysfunctional addiction!
I must say, I appreciate everyday the fact that I never jumped on that gravy train for cell phone service providers! That is one seriously expensive technology addiction that just about everyone has swallowed hook, line and sinker.
Next time you use your cell phone, think about what else you could do with those thousands of dollars per year you spend on just having a phone.