Henny Penny Was Right
August 3 is a few days away and from the grandstanding and circus going on in Washington, D.C., many have concluded that Henny Penny was right. The sky is indeed falling. The “economic” sky is indeed falling over America. When did we get to the stage where no matter how large or how small the item is – it is stamped “.made in China.” Politicians have allowed companies to ship jobs abroad and then they fight in Washington over raising the debt ceiling. America has gone from a producing and manufacturing giant to greedy consumers, unable to pay for what we bought. Has anybody stopped to figure out how is it that America is paying 49 cents on every dollar to China for debt reduction?
We cannot blame China for our woes- we created our woes. In a recent sermon, my pastor opened our eyes to see that in September 10, 000 Borders employees will lose their jobs. Why? Because they turned over their online bookstore to Amazon. In other words, instead of learning all they could about Ebooks and online selling, so they could do it themselves, they turned it over to Amazon. Now they can’t get it back and Borders will be no more. Barnes and Noble did not do anything so foolish. They developed their own ebook, sold it on their own website, and guess what? They are still in business.
President Obama has to decide if he wants to continue running the country like Borders or Barnes and Noble. We cannot do both. Just on the news last night we heard that people who have been out of work for six months or more are not even being considered for jobs. Hope is good, but hope deferred makes the heart sad.