November 3, 2011

Where’s the Money?

Filed under: rants — unwriter1 @ 6:57 am
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I’m a simple man. I don’t understand all this Wall Street jargon. Let’s face it, buy low, sell high makes sense, sort of. Let’s face it, buy low, sell high makes sense, sort of. You buy a stock at $2.00 and sell it for $3.00, but you pay your broker $1.25. You make a profit and lose money. Ah, I get it. You pay a broker whose primary function is to make you go broke. Ok, now that makes sense.

Here’s where it gets confusing. The American government makes money. No, it’s not from working because politicians talk a lot, work very little. Heaven forbid they have to spend their multi thousand dollar pay on deodorant because they had to sweat a bit. I mean the government has a press that uses ink and some funny paper to make something called bills. I’ve heard of them but as an ex working stiff, I don’t get to see any. The American stuff is backed with either gold or gold plate. The Euro is also backed with something valuable, like Churchill’s false teeth.

The question then is, where does this paper stuff go? It leaves the mint and poof, it vanishes. It doesn’t go to the banks. They say it does, but I don’t believe it. Banks are supposed to know how to handle money, yet they have to get bailed out by a government that doesn’t know how to handle money. Odd, because if this money stuff were in the hands of the people that actually work to earn it, it would circulate. Blood circulates and gives life. Money circulates and gives prosperity. Stop the blood, no more life. Stop the money circulation and the economy goes belly up.

Wait, I just figured it out. We don’t get the money, then the rich, non-working politician can buy cheap or rather, buy low. Tell ya what, I’ll pay my water bill (isn’t water supposed to be free?), with a pig, three chickens and a dozen eggs. For what it’s worth, I can find the beef.


Your fellow serf



  1. I always did good in English, but math was never my long suit. Then, as if trying to figure out algebra and geometry and trigonometry, they come up with “new math” to further confuse things. (I think the govt. must have been behind that one!) Now we have our president in France, trying to save Greece from going broke. Meanwhile, the US owes their soul–no, not to the company store, like Tennessee Ernie Ford warned us about–but to China. Who’s going to get us out of OUR mess?

    Comment by Janet Elaine Smith — November 3, 2011 @ 7:22 am | Reply

  2. Money is just a mental construct that we all agree on – well, mostly. When the Fed can print out a trillion dollars worth of meaningless paper mache $100 bills, backed up by nothing but the “Good faith and reputation” of the USA … enough dough to stack and fill an entire football field 3′ deep, with nothing more than an executive order to do so, essentially paying off our debt with fabricated money, well … I tend to DISagree that it’s real money anymore.

    Comment by theoldsilly — November 4, 2011 @ 3:01 pm | Reply

  3. about right

    Comment by Angie — November 6, 2011 @ 8:57 pm | Reply

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