Thursday, October 30, 2008

a few pics from Disney

I have finally gotten through all the pics. I started out with 1528 and have dwindled it down to 841. Scrapbook heaven

Monday, October 27, 2008

we are home

OK we're back - Exhausted, Sick, Stressed, Cold and ready to go back :>). I have been working on the photos. We started out at 1500 and am down to just over 900. As i finish editing I will post some. For no just say a prayer we all get better soon.

Friday, October 17, 2008

i am so sorry

This is only going to be a quick post - We have been uprooted and proclaimed homeless. So I have no Internet access. Today I am at Starbuck's. We sold our house and bought a new one. The bad part is the new house had the kitchen stolen prior to us purchasing. So our friend Donna has taken us in. The house will be 80% done by the time we get back from Disney. But until then the posts will be sporadic. I'm sorry. I'm hoping to post from Disney. Wish us luck -

Wednesday, October 1, 2008

I like this perspective

Here's a new twist on our financial crisis.. I'm against the $85,000,000,000 bailout of AIG. Instead, I'm in favor of giving $85,000,000,000 to America in a ""We Deserve It Dividend"". To make the math simple, let's assume there are 200,000,000 bonafide U.S. Citizens 18+. Our population is about 301,000,000 +/- counting every man, woman and child. So 200,000,000 might be a fair stab at adults 18 and up.. So divide 200 million adults 18+ into $85 billon that equals $425,000. My plan is to give $425,000 to every person 18+ as a "We Deserve It Dividend". Of course, it would NOT be tax free. So let's assume a tax rate of 30%. Every individual 18+ has to pay $127,500.00 in taxes. That sends $25,500,000,000 right back to Uncle Sam. But it means that every adult 18+ has $297,500 in their pocket. A husband and wife has $595,000. What would you do with $297,500 to $595,000 in your family? Pay off your mortgage - housing crisis solved. Repay college loans - what a great boost to new grads Put away money for college - it'll be there Save in a bank - create money to loan to entrepreneurs. Buy a new car - create jobs Invest in the market - capital drives growth Pay for your parent's medical insurance - Enable Deadbeat Dads to come clean - or else Remember this is for every adult U S Citizen 18+ including the folks who lost their jobs at Lehman Brothers and every other company that is cutting back. And of course, for those serving in our Armed Forces. If we're going to re-distribute wealth let's really do it...instead of trickling out a puny $1000.00 ("vote buy") economic incentive that is being proposed by one of our candidates for President. If we're going to do an $85 billion bailout, let's bail out every adult U S Citizen 18+! As for AIG - liquidate it. Sell off its parts. Let American General go back to being American General. Sell off the real estate. Let the private sector bargain hunters cut it up and clean it up. Here's my rationale. We deserve it and AIG doesn't. Sure it's a crazy idea that can "never work." But can you imagine the Coast-To-Coast Block Party! How do you spell Economic Boom? I trust my fellow adult Americans to know how to use the $85 Billion "We Deserve It Dividend" more than I do the geniuses at AIG or in Washington DC. And remember, The Family plan only really costs $59.5 Billion because $25.5 Billion is returned instantly in taxes to Uncle Sam. Ahhh...I feel so much better getting that off my chest. Kindest personal regards, A Creative Guy & Citizen of the Republic.