I knew this democratic sweet (I SO want to use another term) dream would pass. I knew that all the values that I have lived by (and have instilled in our daughter and had instilled in me by my parents) would be thrown in my face. I knew that our country would now, thanks to the election of Obama/Pelosi/Reid would celebrate the incompetent, penalize the cautious and prudent, reward the slackers, and repay their union leader/green/global warming supporters....but I really don't think that I truly accepted it until today. There is not one single thing I can do about it except to quietly attempt to protect myself and my family from these people and their new laws and welfare programs. Oh, and stop watching the news for the next 2 years.Not sure how I'm going to do that since the market has wiped out about 1/3 of our net worth, but I am going to attempt to get our income from prudent investments down low enough to not attract any attention from these vipers. I am somewhat distressed that I am getting even more daily solicitations from the right asking for money. What, are they nuts and who is paying for all that postage and paper? I was stupid enough to, finally, give money to McCain (whom I do/did not support) just in case it might make a difference. It didn't. Not wasting any more money on a group who had their opportunity to handle things properly and squandered it.I worry for our country, my friends, companies, retirement funds, etc. I worry about our own future and that of our kids. I worry that the left may actually get their wish and wipe me out financially so I can get on line with everybody else and beg them for money and health care. Oops...make that accept handouts as my constitutional right to take money from other people. The whole thing sickens me ... so I'm going to....starting Monday..... Stop watching the news and reading the Wall Street Journal first thing in the morning. Does not start the day off well. Going to only check our stocks weekly and I'm going to stop being upset about it. There's no point in letting these people (who I did not vote for) endanger my health, life and humor......I will hope that they will be appropriately thrown out of office in 2 years. I will get involved in that effort. I'm angry because we did everything right. We got good educations, worked hard, had good jobs, lived below our means, saved money for our retirement, never asked for anything from anybody and we're getting screwed. It's just wrong.....
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