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Then & Now

This was forwarded by a friend.  I have had to make some format changes and couldn’t help make a few comments of my own…

Here is our change from January 2009 to today!

SOME WILL APPRECIATE THIS AND SOME WILL NOT. HOWEVER, ALL OF IT IS TRUE.

After three years of Obama ….Here’s your change!

• Avg. Retail price/gallon gas in U.S.

2009: $1.83

Today: $3.44 (this was several weeks ago and the average price is over $4.00)

 • Crude oil, European Brent (barrel)

2009: $43.48

Today: $99.02

Debt…Deficit…Doubt…Disaster?

credit-card-drowning2Personal Finances:  My wife and I have amassed some decent credit card debt by spending more money than we had available, or deficit spending.  Since we are blessed with a good credit rating, the banks are always willing to raise our credit limit.  They are just so nice about that.  Rather than take advantage of those nice folks’ offer, we are in the process of reducing that debt through a number of means.  We are going to have to spend less, sell some investments, and restructure some debt, but should have it eliminated within the next three months.  Although it will be hard, but we feel that there is a need to eliminate this debt.  

True American Hero – Rep. Michele Bachmann

michelle-bachmanUnfortunately for Minnesota, they are recently most known for having a former boa-wearing wrestler as a governor and a tax-evading, “comedy” writer as their newest senator.  There is a bright spot withing the land of 10,000 lakes beside Republican Governor Tim Pawlenty and she is Representative Michele Bachmann.

Rep. Bachmann first appeared on my radar when she spoke out strongly about the 2010 census.  The federal government has a constitutional authority to conduct a count of the number of citizens: