Becky's Farm Life

The simple life, living off God's land, one day at a time.

Road Ahead – Part 3

This economic mess is not getting better. I know gas price are down, oil prices by the barrel  are down, the stock market is on an up swing and something is just not right( some have called it a momma thing). I know it looks good and sounds even better, but it’s not. It has taken us over a year and  half to get in this mess, it will not clear up in an week or two. Please don’t think everything is find and dandy now. Don’t let your guard down, please. I do not have a master’s degree or PhD. in  our economics, I’m a simple housewife/ mother. But I do know how to handle money in a home and business and what will happen when it’s not used right.  This will take years to fix, not weeks. Some of you see this as great news, and are going back to life as before. I am warning you to keep a hold of your money and keep watching your spending. This is not over, it’s just starting. I don’t know all the proper words for this mess, but I do know it’s not as good as it looks and sounds. This money going out has to be backed by something, has to come from some where, Where? What?  The US owes more money than we can pay back in years. The News has said that the people(you and I) have over used the credit system, and are in to much debt. Well I’m sure our debt is not as large as the USA’s. What happens to you and I ,when we over charge our credit cards and can’t pay them back and spend out side our means?  Bankruptcy, can’t pay our bills, no money for food. Now think a little bigger (times a few million+). What will happen when much more money is spent and borrowed on credit and can’t be paid back on time?

The government has put a pretty flowered band- aid on this mess, while the sore below get worse. What’s going to happen when the band- aid falls off?  If you don’t really see the sore, it does not hurt as bad and at times you forget it’s there.

I think the worse and hardest times are to come. This is now I feel and what I think. A wolf has come in, in sheep’s clothing. And I know some you think I’m over reacting and that’s your right. But this is me and how I think and believe. I’m trying to pull the wool back off some of your eyes. 

I’m not trying to start a panic or make things look worse than they are, just telling you all what I see. Every one wants things to go back  to the way they were, and they will in a few years, but not now. I don’t want more people to be blind sided this go around. Please prepare for your family, think twice before buying something, and pray a lot.

 

In all my life, I never thought I’d write posts like these.  Why, now? I’m really not sure. I feel very strongly about warning people. This is not an area I know a lot about. But then when I put it in a family aspect and did some multiplying by big numbers it became a little more clearer.

 

I know I’m not alone in my thoughts. As a friend, Janet, came by last night and felt the same way.  She too, sees people who think it’s all getting better, but it’s not.

 

Please pull the band-aid off and take a really good look. Are we in a recession and heading for a depression?

Do you agree or disagree with this post? I would really like to know.

Becky

 

 

October 15, 2008 Posted by | economic situation, recession, Road Ahead | , , | 11 Comments