I went into the Credit Union to make a deposit the other day. The lady on the CCTV screen (bullet proof glass isn't good enough) offered me a car loan at 1.9%. I declined. They push loans at me these days. It's part of how the government is trying to restore the economy. We borrow TRILLIONS of dollars or just print money and try to throw it into the system to "stimulate" spending.
I met next-door neighbors at COSTCO while loading up on food for our Independence Day party. I live on a short street in a nice neighborhood -- and ignore most of the neighbors' personal lives. The neighbors told me that three houses on our street are up for government auction. They stopped making house payments two years ago - and bought toys (boats, cars, vacations, etc.) with the money they "saved". The toys clog their driveways. These days the government subsidizes people who do that -- with borrowed money.
There is a reckoning coming to this country and it's not going to be pretty. The fools in Washington DC are trying to stave off disaster because they don't know what to do. Their cheerleaders in the state-run/mainstream media swoon in their brutish corruption.
You may call me nostalgic for an America I used to know and you'd be right. Yesterday the US Congress couldn't decide on a budget. So there were no discussions of what our $1.12 trillion dollar budget would be spent on. For the first time in history, they "Deemed" it as having passed, voted and in effect, spent it without even knowing how it would be spent.
We're going to have a party at my house to celebrate Independence Day. Food will flow and there will be fireworks at night. The pool will be warm and inviting for those who want a dip and by all accounting, the weather will be perfect. But all is not well.