Friday, November 20, 2009

My View

Some random thoughts from a warped and fevered mind...

If it is too good to be true, it probably is. You have heard that adage all your life. That thought pierces the conciousness as we continue to hear more details about nationalized healthcare. The latest claim is that everyone will have insurance coverage, it won't cost as much as thought, and it will lower the deficit. We must address the need to provide health insurance for all at a reasonable cost- there is no question about that. But when the promises strain credulity, one has to wonder about the validity of those claims. If it is too good to be true, it probably is.

They say when a man holds a woman's hand before marriage, it is love. After marriage, it is self defense.

Lots of attention is being paid to the fourth quarter consumer spending for Christmas. If spending is down, it is considered a sign of economic weakness that will carry over in to the coming year. Expect the fourth quarter to be weak as consumers adjust their spending to the economic realities they confront. Unemployment is now over 10% and will get worse, and consumers feel that. They will respond by cutting back on spending and being judicious in the use of their resources. This is normal and to be expected. Don't get too caught up in the sensational reporting that will follow.

Deja Moo- the feeling you have heard this b.s. before.

The Predators will be conducting their Get Out And Learn (GOAL) program on Mondays, beginning December 7th, and the next three Mondays thereafter at A-Game Sportsplex. The program is a free program for children ages 4-9 to get them on the ice and teach them about hockey. Equipment is provided at no cost to the participants and no hockey experience is necessary. This is part of the on going commitment of the Predators to support youth hockey in the area. A-Game Sportsplex is located at 215 Gothic Ct. in Franklin. Further information can be obtained by contacting Andee Boiman at

There are three types of people in the world: those that can count, and those that can't.

And that, my friends, is my view.

1 comment:

  1. Insurance coverage for everyone and lowering the deficit are two relatively contradictory issues. I believe that there exists equilibrium between them. However, the current situation is far away from reaching this equilibrium. But what is positive is the effort and direction of the healthcare reform. I'm looking forward to see how this current situation will evolve.

    Best regards,