A rant for the ages

    Last updated on May 13th, 2019 at 02:45 pm

    OK, people are we finally getting it after the recent economic numbers that the U.S. economy is in a slump? The housing market is in a free fall, gas is at all-time highs again and we have more unemployment claims again this month.

    So lets look at this.

    First, gas. Speculation is killing the market, first it was over the war, then it was over Iran, now Nigeria. What the real problem is is the idiots who are speculating over all these issues. Are you serious, Nigeria? Even OPEC wants gas at or near $35 per barrel. Yet, we have these morons thinking because there is a disruption possibility in Nigeria we are going to lose production. Hell, the USA and the rest of the world cannot keep up the way it is with production. But yet, we as consumers bark and moan and do nothing, no one protests, no one talks with their wallet, or their VOTE.

    Second, the housing market. People … if you work for $7 per hour and are trying to buy a house for $400,000 dollars with no money down, you are going to lose it in six months because you can not afford it! What idiot loan officer approves these loans? Now, everyone deserves the American dream of owning a home, but be smarter on your choices, people. And you, Mr. Home Loan financial person, your job should be based on the number of foreclosures that you give out, not the number of loans you give out.

    Third, employment. Everyone should work, now not everyone can, it’s a given. Family issues, disability, medical, what have you. But if you are an able-bodied American with the capability of even holding up a sign for the Domino’s Pizza lunch special, then you better get your lazy butt off the couch and work.  I am sick of hearing, as I overheard at a coffee shop this week, "I wish some one would give me a job," to which their friend asked, "What are you looking for?" "An office, where I can come and go as I want, do what needs to be done and get paid serious money!" It was too funny because as I overheard, (was hard not too) he had no education, no skills and currently did not work because he got fired from his job for smelling like pot and failing his drug test! Are you kidding me? Son, grow a brain and think about where your life is! "The world needs ditch diggers," as stated by Judge Smales, in 1985.

    There is a famous Milwaukee radio personality that states it best: "We are big, fat, lazy Americans. We want it when we want it, how we want it, whenever we want it, and we want more of it"

    Let’s start using the seven pounds of space between our ears rather then the 20 pounds of space on our backside, people.

    One last piece … People, learn how to drive! You say FIB’s are bad … Wow, Wisconsinites, you are the worst drivers I have been around. God created the lever near your left hand. It is called a directional. Learn to use it, please!

    Christopher Carter is president and chief executive officer of CCI, a Milwaukee-based technology company. Additional information is available at www.ccierp.com.


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