posted on Sep, 14 2021 @ 09:01 AM
After reading threads and posts concerning the suffering of so many from the Pandemic I was really both surprised and saddened. We have been little
affected by COVID in our area although there have been some deaths in the community. Most of those appear to have been people I would refer to as the
"vulnerables", morbidly obese, elderly in the local nursing home, those with compromised immune systems. Its obvious that many of our members have
either suffered directly as a result of the virus or have seen much suffering and loss in their families. For that, I am quite sorry.
Against this backdrop of suffering from this pandemic, we now have the Biden tax bill being rolled out. It isnt clear to me that its been passed in
the Senate. I dont believe it has. But if passed, it would impact everyone at every level of income adversely, either directly or by way of higher
prices. More suffering and sadness to ensue.
Then we have people struggling to get back to work and Companies struggling to get people to return to their shabby offices in downtown high rise
temples of death and doom. According to a story in the WSJ, that effort has been hampered by people's unwillingness to get back on commuter busses
and trains. Who can blame them? Who wants to be a victim of assault?
With all these considerations in mind, an idea of some urgency came to me. Please for the love of all your families and friends, CANCEL Christmas;
don't get caught up in that needless spending spree of stupid. Please don't expose yourselves to crime, violence, disease and despair at the local
Malls. And as well, don't spend yourselves into poverty in the face of high inflation compounded by higher taxes. If you must spend something, buy
your relatives books at Amazon and wrap them at home after they are delivered.
Spend your Christmas with family and friends. Go to Church, Synagogue or your prefered house of worship, but don't harm yourselves with unnecessary
exposure to disease, violence and credit card debt you may not be able to pay off next year.
Again, my sincere condolences to all who have suffered so much so far from this pandemic. Take the best care of yourselves you can. Keep in mind as
you ponder your Christmas plans, things only get worse from here. Electrical service interruptions as the Administration "Green" plans go into
effect are surely the next debacle on the horizon. Get ready for that; save for the future.....you're going to need that savings come Spring, (not
to mention a bleak winter).