Monday, May 4, 2009

Frugality

Tonight I was setting at my picnic table under the old oak. I began to think about what has been going on for the last few months with the economy and all. I work for a company that supplies parts to the Automotive industry. In the last few months we have become quite frugal. Over a 150 of my coworkers were lay'ed off. And every purchase,every expense,is scrutinized. My company has had to tighten it's belt.
At the same time I have seen the folks on the liberal networks talking about the new frugality. How Americans are now willing to do with less, not live as lavishly as in the past, but save more. All this is well and good, but For too long now many of us have lived beyond our means. Still I was bothered by the euphoria of the talking heads.Then it dawned on me. They reasoned that if hard working honest folk were saving more, they were spending less, then that would be that much more money they could tax.

Just something to think about.
"We are all Republicans,We are all federalists.If there be any among us who would wish to dissolve this Union or change it's republican form,let them stand undisturbed as monuments of the safety with which error of opinion may be tolerated where reason is left free to combat it.
Thomas Jefferson. First Inaugural Address.
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