Instead of blaming somebody else, why don't we all serve notice… on those who aren't serving?
(Lake Tahoe Real Estate Blog / August 7, 2011 / Richard Bolen)
In economic times like these, when jobs are a premium priority, have you ever noticed that almost everything the political party in power does is considered "job-killing" by the other party? And it doesn't matter which party is in power, or not, because the party not in power always blames the other party for everything?
It's either all Bush's fault, or all Obama's fault, but it's never our fault for electing those who serve. I have both conservative friends and family, liberal ones too, and I know this: all of us have been hurt one way or another in recent years, and it's plenty time enough for it to stop.
Am thinking we're Americans first, then subordinately members of one party or the other, or not, if we so choose. Humanity trumps party in any event, we believe.
Am not sure what hurts us worse, seeing good folks we try to help who are upside down on their house, and some who have lost everything, or seeing what has happened to our once much healthier housing industry. It's like our industry, maybe more than most, has been under a lengthy medieval siege.
We of course realize there were abuses in our industry, but truth is that buck stops with the banks, and a lot of greed, and unchecked excess unto it all. And we think that's a politically safe position to assert… because both parties have had their hands in that. Big time!
The post below is obviously a political spoof, one that was surprisingly cathartic, and with this post, and the next one coming, we'll be done with anything political for a while, and we hope you appreciate that our POV is "all of us", rather than anything else, and anything else other than "all of us" just won't do..
1. HSBC (25,000 jobs lost)
2. Merck (13,000 jobs lost)
3. Borders (10,700 jobs lost)
4. Cisco (6,500 jobs lost)
5. Pfizer (5,530 jobs lost)
6. Lockheed Martin (3,300 jobs lost)
7. Research in Motion (2,000 jobs lost)
8. Credit Suisse (2,000 jobs lost)
9. Boston Scientific (1,200 jobs lost)
10. Goldman Sachs (1,000 jobs lost)
Previous Lake Tahoe Real Estate Blog posts about jobs:
Aug 5, 2011: Job Growth? Who Knew?
Jul 28, 2011: A Better Jobs Report… amid this Political Nonsense!
May 8, 2011: A Good Jobs Report
Mar 4, 2011: Jobs Report: Good News for all of Us, and South Lake Tahoe too.
Mar 3, 2011: Caution: positive South Lake Tahoe housing news found here
Feb 10, 2011: More Better Economic News for South Lake Tahoe