Detroit Man Walks 21 Miles For Work And the System Failed?

One man in Detroit walks 21 miles each day to get to work, from his home in Detroit to a factory in Rochester Hills, a suburb. Twenty one miles? Think about that. At a decent gait of 5 mph, that's a little more than 4 hours of walking. Imagine he's at work at least 9 hours. Add four hours of walking. That's 13 hours a day. Not to mention how ridiculously tired he … [Read more...]

Am I the Only One Who Pays My Taxes?

I feel like a real schmuck. The sad fact is that the reason I feel like an idiot is because I’m honest. On the day I’m writing this, February 2nd, I’m gathering up all my tax stuff to send to the lady who has done our taxes for years. While I’m looking through all our receipts, records, W-2s and such, I’m listening to talk radio and how Tom Daschle, Obama’s … [Read more...]

GM Vice Chairman Calls for Higher Gas Prices

No, your eyes do not deceive you! And yes, I agree - Bob Lutz, Vice Chairman of General Motors, is probably the last person you’d expect to be calling for higher gas prices. Especially given the state of the economy, and the knock-on effect it’s had on the automotive industry. It’s even more surprising when car manufacturing giants such as GM and Chrysler have … [Read more...]

Bad Economy Woes

Everyone is feeling the impact of this struggling (in some cases downward spiraling ) economy. It is hitting us in the pocket book, and we are having to change our way of life and cutting back to make things work. That alone sucks. However, I was dreading the day where the businesses I frequent would have to make drastic changes or worse - close their doors to … [Read more...]

Economic Crisis May Be Good for Something

Over the summer, back when everyone was more concerned with the price of gas than the government deficit or the economic health of our country, I stood behind a woman at a cashier cage at a Wal-Mart gas station. The thing I found remarkable was that, while the lady was dressed very plainly in her nylon knit pants and black, soft-soled, service shoes, she had a … [Read more...]