Our Bipolar Economy

Okay, I am a math nerd. I believe in statistics, trends and history. It is agreed that recessions are going to happen. It appears to me that the hotter the expansion, the deeper the recession.

The economy was super hot in the 1920s. Very little regulation and businesses were gambling like crazy. Then the crash. Banks failed, people lost jobs, companies failed. FDR started regulating banks , and there was not another failure until Regan deregulated and within a year we had the savings and loan fiasco.

IN the early 2000s, we were growing at a phenomenal rate. Banks were making loans and insuring those loans with money they didn’t have. The we had the largest recession since the great depression. We bailed out the banks and created regulations that cause slow but steady growth. The longest period of time without a setback.

The economy is now expanding at the fastest rate that I have ever seen. Banks are now allowed to gamble. While this is good for the short term, I know there will be a setback soon. The first date I can move my retirement money from the stock market into a Credit Union is February. I pray that the crash  does not come before then,

The only people that benefit from big growth and big crates are the wealthy. The rest of us get small gains during the growth and large loses during the crash. It is best for the majority of us is to have limited regulation. This keeps the economy from expanding too fast and dropping too drastically.

Moderation and long term thinking are best. Keep the economy from being bipolar.

Our 2018 Candidates

I believe we have a good crop of candidates. The Candidate pages are updated at ENGLISH and Spanish.  As Sue Stine said in a comment:

I was taught, by my teachers in grade school, that it was my obligation, as a citizen of this country, to vote in every election, so I do. Even if I feel I have to choose between two evils, I still will vote. Voting is a way of “checking in,” of honoring our nation, our Constitution, and our military who fight for our right to vote. Yes, freedom to vote also implies freedom to not vote but for me and mine, voting is an obligation I owe my country and I make my vote an informed vote to the best of my ability.

Check out each one of them. On the English Page, there are links to each persons individual web page.

  • Learn About Them
  • Talk About Them
  • Help Them
  • Vote For Them

Each one supports the ideals we hold dear.

The President, Congress and the Constitution. By Sue Stine

By Sue Stine

After creating our Constitution, the authors composed and attached The Bill of Rights, or The First Ten Amendments to our Constitution. And #1 of those ten? Amendment One: freedom of speech and Freedom of the Press, to protect against government silencing of the press and speech of the citizens with which the government might not agree. Our present commander in chief is attempting to silence dissenters by taking away or threatening to take away, security clearances. He is threatening Freedom of the Press by calling reporters and the media “fake news” and “the enemy of the people.” He is not defending our Constitution and therefore, needs to be removed from office. Members of Congress are also sworn to uphold/defend our Constitution and are not doing so when they permit and aid and abet the anti-Constitution speech of the President. Our Country is being damaged by the unAmerican behavior of the President and Congress.

It is important to vote.

I am back at it and now making sure we get everyone out to vote this November. I know our area is heavy tea-party, but the better we do here, the more help we give the state-wide candidates.  If we really try, maybe we can reverse the trend and get our local candidates elected.  Get out and vote!