Who has the most to worry about if large financial institutions crash? Is it the people Washington is trying to protect–Wall Street?
Who will be hurt the least? Is it the people Washington is trying to stick with the bill–the taxpayer?
Somebody told us Wall Street fell, but we was so poor we couldn’t tell.
Something to consider. If you have a little piece of land, can shoot straight, and don’t mind wetting a line, there’s not much chance of you or your family starving. Bonus if are on well water, have a wood burning stove, and “spent the summertime cuttin’ up logs for the winter.”
‘Coma is talking about farming and the economy, and she mentioned on Twitter that a lot of people in Hoots are worried about what may happen with this bailout. I grew up out in the country, but I’m a little ashamed to say that my genes have softened considerably in two generations. My grandparents would have no problem fending for themselves with a garden, a fishing pole, and a shotgun (bow, if needed). In fact, they pretty much did that anyway–that’s just how they lived. Â It’s very admirable.
You cain’t starve us out and you cain’t make us run, ’cause we’re them ol’ boys raised on shotguns.
–Hank Williams Jr.
I feel lucky that I was given at least a taste of that way of life growing up and could probably scrape by. Â I’ve seen enough to not worry much about people in rural areas. Â Make fun of them if you want, but country people are sturdy.
We are probably headed for some pain as a nation…probably have been for a long time. Â The question we have to ask ourselves I think is if we’re willing to take a little bit of pain in the short term, or a lot of pain in the long term. Â I say let’s take our medicine now–no bailout!