Have you been keeping an eye on the stimulus package? I have and I think it stinks. I say this both as a realtor and a retired history teacher who spent 32 years in that profession. Let me note that I still read constantly and have a history and political blog with my local newspaper. It will probably be gone because the paper isn't going to be around a whole lot longer.
I believe the plan was perfectly described as a 40 year plan. Kind of has a soviet 5 year plan ring to it. It is anything but a stimulus plan. It is a spending plan that the Progressives have been dreaming of ever since their High Water Mark, the FDR era. Primarily it is a spending plan that calls for more and more control by the Federal government. That was not the intent of the Founding Fathers when they came up with that little document know as the Constitution.
Next to going down the slippery slope of socialism, my concern is the unbelievable debt that we are taking on. Keep in mind that you and I will not be paying for this. Our grandchildren and great grandchildren will be paying for this. Folks, we all know that leaving the monstrous debt on the shoulders of future generations is wrong because you and I are paying off the indebtedness placed on us by FDR.
So what's the solution? A return to Capitalism. We haven't been a captialist economy since the Progressive took power under Teddy Roosevelt, Yes I said Teddy. We have been in a mixed economy for over one hundred years and it is not working. For those of you who tend to feel that nationalizing the companies would be good, and I can't imagine a realtor who would think this way, I have but one request, where has it been successful?
If you ask me I believe we are in trouble at this point because of the lack of confidnece. Things that we trusted, banks, credit units, the government, our brokers, have let us down. It is going to be a while before we come out of the closet but for all you customers out there, you are the ones who can get this going because I know that the producers are really ready to produce.