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kestrel91316 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-29-08 09:27 PM
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9. As long as the wealthy crowd across the street from my office
has cats and two nickels to rub together, they'll bring them in. Many will switch to me because my fees are mid-range, and in hard times even the wealthy will think twice about going to the most expensive places in town just for the status.

The poor don't patronize me because I am mid-range. The middle class does, and they know that if they are struggling and kitty needs care, we will work something out. I can always accept barter. Maybe I will tell folks they can pay me in fresh fruits and vegetables from their home gardens. Or jewelry. Or canned goods and staple items from the grocery. Or labor.

When Bush I wrecked the economy, it was tough, but when people can't afford gas for the car they stay home and notice that Fluffy's sick. Same thing if they have been laid off. It all evens out in the end. When times are good, nobody's home enough to notice the cat, or they just don't have time to bring it in.

I have to remain optimistic about my ability to support myself, however meagerly. The alternative is unthinkable.

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  -Most of us here are not of the 'wealthy' set. Our lives will not change much. DainBramaged  Sep-29-08 09:15 PM   #0 
  - Your UAW sticker, unless it's fake, says otherwise.  jobycom   Sep-29-08 09:18 PM   #1 
  - Another bank will step in for those who are not willing to make loans.  avaistheone1   Sep-29-08 09:27 PM   #5 
  - You've missed the whole point of what's happening here if that's what you think.  jobycom   Sep-29-08 09:41 PM   #14 
  - Gee since when have contractions in employment been an emergency.  avaistheone1   Sep-29-08 09:55 PM   #23 
  - That's naive. Right now there is a credit tightening that will continue to get worse.  MsRedacted   Sep-29-08 10:08 PM   #26 
  - And not just car loans. The auto manufacturers borrow money to pay expenses  pnwmom   Sep-29-08 09:27 PM   #6 
  - You are all feeding on panic. There is plenty of money available  DainBramaged   Sep-29-08 09:31 PM   #10 
     - Well, I hope your scan goes well.  jobycom   Sep-29-08 09:43 PM   #16 
     - article: Hit To Consumers As Big 3 Auto Lenders Lend Less To Dealers  GloriaSmith   Sep-29-08 09:52 PM   #21 
        - Bill Heard Enterprises Inc was facing Federal prosecution  DainBramaged   Sep-29-08 09:56 PM   #24 
  - I hope you're right & I'm wrong, because if I'm right, you need to  napi21   Sep-29-08 09:18 PM   #2 
  - ?? How old are you? I'm not wealthy. That's why I NEED that $10K I just lost out of my IRAs.  patrice   Sep-29-08 09:22 PM   #3 
  - You would have lost it anyway...  mikelewis   Sep-29-08 09:35 PM   #13 
  - Do you work for an employer that uses credit lines?  pnwmom   Sep-29-08 09:25 PM   #4 
  - DainBramaged, can't we get Ford to sell that 65mpg diesel Focus here?  OmahaBlueDog   Sep-29-08 09:27 PM   #7 
  - NO ONE read what I wrote, no one, just what they wanted to read  DainBramaged   Sep-29-08 09:33 PM   #12 
     - I apologize. I coundn't resist, since you are the American car guy  OmahaBlueDog   Sep-29-08 09:44 PM   #17 
        - I think this entire 'crisis' was manufactured by the Booshe cabal  DainBramaged   Sep-29-08 09:46 PM   #19 
  - Yeah, Recessions turn out just great for the poor.  Zynx   Sep-29-08 09:27 PM   #8 
  - As long as the wealthy crowd across the street from my office  kestrel91316   Sep-29-08 09:27 PM   #9 
  - While the sun may shine,  donco6   Sep-29-08 09:31 PM   #11 
  - excellent point  Carolina   Sep-29-08 09:42 PM   #15 
  - He/she will and you will make it.  lonestarnot   Sep-29-08 09:53 PM   #22 
  - Many businesses make payroll on a line of credit.  Swede   Sep-29-08 09:44 PM   #18 
  - HERE  DainBramaged   Sep-29-08 09:50 PM   #20 
     - Yup, there's the 'liquidity'. Good thing they didn't get it twice.  Waiting For Everyman   Sep-29-08 09:59 PM   #25 
     - Naive again. Those are short term loans that have to be paid back. The Fed Res is a private entitly.  MsRedacted   Sep-29-08 10:14 PM   #27 
        - (sigh) like I said before, MY life is too short, wring your hands, shred your clothes  DainBramaged   Sep-29-08 10:22 PM   #28 

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