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Read a couple of interesting articles from Google news.  CNN reporting about people in the U.S. not taking enough or getting enough vacation time much like the rest of the world.  Can’t help but see the irony there.  U.S. companies sending jobs overseas to places like India and China and killing jobs here.  Mounting that with the same companies pushing our government to open the flood gates on visas from those same countries.  What a friggin laugh.  I have said it before and I will say it again, teach your children to go out and make it on their own.  Start their own business without a dependency on any big company getting you for cheap slave labor.

I so admire what my wife does in running her won business.  She is her own boss and does quite well at it.  The age of working for a company for 30 years is just long gone.  People should NOT feel threatened for taking long periods of vacation they have coming to them but they do.  Companies press it all the time and its sad.  The company I work for now is enforcing 100% time recording of everything we do down to when we take so much as a “bio break” and its sad.

The old adage is really “you should be happy to have your job” has really been pushed to an extreme.  It once was the employee that thought “I’m happy to be working here.”  But this has changed.

Another news article… Credit cards.  I am sooooo happy I am not in that picture.  I got rid of mine years ago and never went back.  I want nothing to do with them.  Yet I hear every day that people are struggling with them.  Isn’t it funny.  Credit card companies give you these “incentives” of 0% financing for 12 months but yet they really dont want you to pay it off and it doesn’t help your credit if you dont carry a regular balance.  So the credit institutions wont give you a good rating if you’re not mired in paying dept to the same credit card companies they support.  Funny.  What happened to the day of learning to open up a savings.  Nobody really isnt forcing you to sign up for the card.  I have been without one now for some 15 years.  I think what will bring the country out of the quagmire it is in…  Ban credit cards in the U.S.  Watch how fast we fill banks with real money in our savings and learn to live within our means.  We have created our own default system haven’t we?