Monday, November 30, 2009

Black Friday! Does it really help our economy or makes it wrost?

Black Friday is what some say is the biggest day of the year in shopping. This kind of ties into what we were talking today in class. How people seem to be centered to either one person influence over another. In some cases can make their own decisions to be either influence by others or by their own choose. I bet a lot of business are happy with the day after Thanksgiving. But, is it really worth it for people to wake up early and stand in line for the stores to open up. Then when the stores open up people always seem to want to make a "mad dash" to get the best sells, before the shelves are bare with nothing! I have read a few articles online in the Bay City Times. They did a poll where they ask readers if they were going to get up early, wait until later in the day or stay in bed/home? What I found interesting is most people including me were at 68% for staying home for the day... there was about 20% of people that got up early for the bargains sells. I have to wonder if these great sales. Are the best way to spent our money, when it is hard times for people right now. Where are most people getting the money to spent on a new Television set? Yes! it does help the economy when shopping. There one article that said how much can one person shop before they realize they are going into debts with things that people really don't need. What happens when people spent the money and then realize they can't make their payments on time. It harsh reality people seem to not think about most of the time during the holiday season. It kind of like how the government works in a way where you try to adversities to get people to go with their idea like with Black Friday with prices lowered it gets more people to shop bring more money into the business that help the economy get a boost.
I just don't understand why people can't use their head sometime and think before they buy. I always say to myself do I have a enough to buy this or that I don't really need and be able to afford to pay my bills? I just don't understand what is so hard about making a budget and sticking to it. Most people are always yelling at our government to save money and don't spent it on "silly projects". Well... it can go the same way with the holiday shopping or any day of the year. I think it is the decision we all can agree to disagree on. It how we choose the decision that can not just affect us but how this can also affect the country in a "big picture" then we could have image.

Monday, November 9, 2009

The President and Health Care Bill!

We have been talking about the health care bill for the past few weeks now. It seems like it all you hear about on the news and in the papers all across the country. It has been coming up in class often. Today some people have said that it probably not going to pass in the Senate. I think they maybe are right. We talked about how a bill was passed how it can be sent to the President's desk for his signature. Now, that the house has passed the bill and it the Senate turn. If it doesn't get passed by the senate will the President try again? Will he wait for a new session? where he might lose more of his party in both houses? That another question we have to wait and find out who going to win or lose in this health care reform... I found this article about the Health Care Bill in The New York Times. It talks about how the House of Representatives have passed the bill by a land side victory! It has been said that it got pass by more then 5 votes. It could have gone either way that tells us how close it was. I read the article it was interesting how we are talking about how government can play like this "tug of war" game with each other. It seem like it a battle against who can come out on top. Who can be the hero to save the day for us "poor folks." Now it a wait and see game with the Senate will they pass it with a larger margin since their only 100 of them in the Senate camber against 435 of them in the house? We just have to wait and see what the outcome is. It just seems like it all part of a ploy to get everyone on congress side. Because they know reelection is coming up this time next year and some will be fighting for their seats once again. It seems like there already some "fights" that will probably be going on with people in their own party. I just watch the CNN news where they replayed the c-span channel of a scene of the house is celebrating the victory of getting the bill passed. They had the yes and nay vote on the screen it looks like some republicans were in favor and some democrats not in favor. You have to always wonder if they are going to get the "brush off" within their own party? It always seem to be that way a lot and it gets stupid after while. If this bill is suppose to helps us in the long run be able to afford health care. I think the bill will be good especially for me like myself who working on a fix income. But, there one thing I have been hearing about this bill I don't like is. If this gets pass and I get health care. I would have to pay whatever it cost and I couldn't have a say in it or not. I could have to get this insurances no matter what. If I need use it for some medical emergency I couldn't go to my own doctor. I would have to go to a government doctor. Could this be why is there still some who are against it? Could it have to be money issue? or just another gimmick to be against another party idea?