Hi, I'm Bo Lumpkin and I've been thinkin'.
This economic mess has got everybody all stirred up. I reckon there is reason to be stirred up. The bad part about it is all them politicians say they can fix it, usually by spendin' more money. Another thing is they all want to blame it on the other party. To the best of my recollection we've had a president from one party and a congress from the other party for the last several years. Seems to me there is plenty of blame to be accepted as well as throwed around.
People quit spendin' money, mainly I think, 'cause gas went up and we are all so spoiled we just kept on drivin' and buyin' gas and so we didn't have money to buy other stuff. When we quit buyin' stuff people didn't need to make stuff and when people don't make stuff factories close and people lose their job. When people don't have jobs they can't buy stuff, even gasoline, and they stay home and even when gas goes back down they can't afford to buy it. I could keep rantin' and ravin' but you get the picture. It is a vicious cycle and we are headed downhill ridin' with no brakes.
I know you have started thinkin' too. I know you are askin' "How in the world could this be partly Bo's fault?"
I'll tell you how. When I go in and buy something I don't even stop sometimes to see who made it until I get home and start to assemble it. (You can't buy nothin' already put together anymore) It is evident to me then when I go through most of the instruction book and can't find a word I can understand because it is in a foreign language. I usually figure out then that I've got to turn the book over and start from the other side. It is supposedly written in English but usually not by anyone who understands English. I still can't figure out how to assemble whatever it is and then I see that it is made in a foreign country. I remember when we used to have all sorts of little factories and plants that made stuff. Now I see a bunch of excess cargo containers around because we just import stuff. I am as guilty as anyone so I ain't pointing my finger at nobody.
I do know that usin' credit cards to pay monthly bills ain't a good idea. I do know that I was smart enough to buy me a home that I could afford to make payments on even if times got hard. I will defend myself a little though. None of that stock market mess was my fault. I invest most of my money in commodities, utilities and the Health care industry. By that I mean by the time I buy groceries, pay the light bill, and take care of medical bills there ain't much left.
I'm Bo Lumpkin and I've been thinkin'. I'm going to go out and try to do my best to help this financial mess though.I am going down to the Grab Sum Grub and get me a Yoohoo and a Moon Pie, they are both good American Products.
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