I try to make it a habit to avoid watching the news. I don't know about you but It tends to depress me. The media seems more interested in serving propaganda rather than giving us objective reports.
However in light of all the recent events, I've started to watch the news again. And I'll be honest with you. What I've witnessed has made me sick to my stomach. I can't believe there are so many good people losing their home, jobs and retirement income. Yet, we're spending billions of dollars bailing out the bastards that helped put us in this mess.
This bailout plan is like me catching a thief in my home and cursing him out. But instead of calling the cops or beating him up, I give him the keys to my house and few hundred dollars and tell him "don't do this again"! And by the way you can still keep the stuff you stole. Now ain't that a "B"?
I don't know, maybe it's because of The Bronx in me. But where I'm from, when someone screws you over, you don't reward them. Where I'm from you "catch a bad one" for screwing folks over. I guess this is why it's so hard for me to grasp the concept of a bailout plan for these corporate punks. Yeah, yeah I've heard how this allegedly will help folks on main street. But excuse me if I'm a little skeptical.
The fact I worked in Corporate America for so many years probably doesn't help my disposition. The years I spent there gives me a more jaded perspective because I saw a lot of how money was misused. I personally witnessed how good people like my buddies in the mail room or lunch room were victims of salary decreases or layoffs. Many of which could have easily been avoided by cutting the salary or bonuses of executives, who quite frankly were overpaid considering the value they brought. So when I hear about how we're bailing some of these folks out, it throws me into a rage.
My Version of a Bailout Plan
But I'm not going to cry over spilled milk. I've decided to be proactive and do my part and offer a little "somethin, somethin" for the regular folks that everyone seems to talk about but aren't opening their wallets to.
My $500 work at home bail out plan is real simple. Tell me what you think about what's going on in the economy and how it's affecting your family. In return, I'll randomly give 5 people $100! That's right! None of this nonsense of giving rich people money that will allegedly trickle down to you. I'd rather see the money go directly to you.
How To Get Your Money!
So here's all that is required.
1. You need to have a paypal account already set up so I can pay you. If you don't have one go get one now, its' free to do so. Just visit
2. You must leave your comment in the comment section below this article. Emailing me your comments won't qualify.
3. When entering your comment, be sure to include your name and email address in the appropriate fields so I can get in contact with you if you're selected.
4. You must be a confirmed subscriber of our blog. If you're not, it's easy and free. Just
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5. Respect each other's comments. Don't attack each other in the comments below. What makes this country great is because it was built on our differences. Somehow that has been lost over the last few years. So let's respect each other's when writing our comments.
That's pretty much it.
I'd like to apologize to anyone that may find this post offensive because of it's political undertone. I know talking politics is like talking about money. But I just needed to air out my disgust. Hopefully the possibility that you may get a $100 will help make peace.
Shout it out…
Now that you know the rules, what are your thoughts about the bailout plan, the financial crisis and how it's affecting you?
And the Winner is…
The bail out plan is officially over. The people listed below have received $100 each via PAYPAL for sharing their thoughts about our recent financial crisis. For those of you that weren't picked, please keep in mind that in the last few months I've hosted several contests where I have gladly given money away. This will continue and you will have many more chances to get this money. So as long as you stay a subscriber you'll know about them.
I'm a firm believer in sharing the wealth. I already give to charities. But I think it's also very important to directly give back to people in my community (work at home community). My success is because of all of you! Contrary to popular belief, everyone that has been successful DIDN'T do it by themselves! They had help one way or another. And somehow people forget that when they get to the top. I just hope that my act today will serve as a catalyst for others to help each other out in any way
they can and never to forget that IT IS your responsibility to help those around you. If we all followed this human principle, there wouldn't be a financial crisis, world hunger or people without.
In any event, Here are the winners:
So these are our winners. Please feel free to congratulate them using the comment field below. It has been great to be able to vent with each other without the name calling and mud slinging that we've seen in the last few weeks. We don't necessarily all share the same views, color of skin or religion. But it's nice to know we live in a country where we can have our freedom of expression in an intelligent and cordial manner. It's these type of interactions that make me so proud to be part of this great nation of ours despite whatever issues we may have.