Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Psychological Barriers

Strange juxtapositions in my world today. I'd intended to do two things today, plant in the greenhouse and write about all the bits I'm behind on. I didn't get to either. Instead I spent the day catching up on myriad other bits and chasing STUPID animals. In the few minutes of "down time" I had I listened to NPR and watched a bit of CNN. Out of this chaos came enlightenment.

I'll try to explain a bit because if I jump to the realization it wont make sense.

NPR and CNN both went on, ad nauseum, about the economy, the failing banks, the stimulus, etc. Somewhere in the mix was one of the talking heads for GM saying that they wouldn't even break even until 11,000,000 (that's eleven million for those of us who are a bit numerically impaired) consumers bought new cars in one year. (Sorry I can't support this part of the stimulus program, I have two perfectly good cars, both at least 10 years old and paid for. Not perfect but for a few hundred dollars a year I can keep them reliable. I don't need a new car or the guilt of not being a team player because I didn't mortgage my kids future to buy one.)

While I was listening to this CRAP I looked out the window. There was Chuck waltzing through the garden looking for something yummy to eat. All the goats were looking longingly over the fence at him, wondering if they could find something yummy too. I snatched on my boots and raced out to put Chuck back inside the fence. It's an electric fence. It hurts a lot if you touch it. The goats know this and don't touch it. Chuck is destine to be steak (or at least hamburger). He wasn't selected for his brains. He saw green and walked through the fence, despite the pain. STUPID!!!

That's the plan to jump-start the economy. We have to walk through the fence despite the pain. grit your teeth, go against anything that makes sense, spend more and let your kids or their kids figure out how to pay for it. Economy fixed.

I say NO!
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