Monday, October 13, 2008

Thinking Back.....

Talia and I were talking the other night about what's going on in the world around us the past few months and will be interesting to look back a year from now to see how the world has or hasn't changed.
Some of the notable events that have taken place recently:
Congress recently passed the bail-out (excuse me: rescue) package of 700 Billion dollars. Our country is definately moving towards socialism which makes me sick to even think about.

Senators Barack Hussein Obama II & John McCain have been debating it our for the presidential nomination. Is there a lesser of the two not so great options? I question had the economic crises began a little earlier in the year would Mitt Romney have obtained the Republican nomination had the debates been more economic based than "buzzwords & timetables"?

Stock market dropping over 2400 points (22%) over an 8 day period then gaining back 936 points (11%) in just one day.

National unemployment rate above 6% the highest in over 5 years.

Bubble bursting in the U.S. housing market.

National gas prices sky rocketings to an all time high average of $4.12 (7/17/2008) and finally beginning to drop to an average of $3.13 (10/13/2008).

Cost of living as demonstrated in the mere rise of food sharply increasing.

Finger pointing could go on for hours on who, what, when, where, why and how this has affected so many familes nation and worldwide but we count our blessings for the many wonderful blessings we enjoy. Gospel, family, friends and health are definately at the top of our lists of things we are grateful for. We truly pray for those who are less fortunate than we are at this time (especially going into the winter months) and again are so grateful for all we have been blessed with.

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