Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Jumping on Pay It Forward's and Soap Boxes

Veronica at A Day In The Life, posted this great Pay It Forward post! And I jumped on board for my first Pay It Forward! I received my goodies in the mail the other day - see . . .


Just in time for this feeling of Christmas that is overcoming me! (suppose to be 25 in the morning!! Of course, being this far south, next week could be back in the 80's ) SO excited!

Here is the deal - I will send something handmade or just a small gift, to the first three people who tell me that they are interested.

The catch is that you then have to grab this picture and Pay It Forward on your blog!





You can send anything you wish! If you are not interested you can still comment on this post, as I will only choose the first three people who express interest in Paying It Forward! Let's spread the love through blogland!





As I invite you to indulge with me on the materialistic side of Christmas . . .

I saw this video on See Through Faith











And now to step up on my soap box. I know the economy is in bad shape. I know that as I sit in this quiet shop and prepare for the influx in customers I am praying for. I know that as I hold one eye shut and look at what bills are coming up next.

BUT, as for all these big company bailouts . . .I think if you get a government bailout, you therefore become an extension of the government, and therefore should be set up on the same government pay scale as say, let's see, the Department of Family and Children Services or the Department of Ag or the Federal Rangers. CEO's have to give up their million dollar salary for the sake of the company/country. Want a bailout? But bought a $30 million dollar retreat on pay from the company sinking? Sell it and reinvest in the company, in the workers that are not getting paid millions and cannot afford to or deserve to lose their job due to your short sightedness (one word or two?? hmm) and greed.

So CEO asks for government bailout, government says yes, company is now funded by government, CEO and executive staff now live on normal wages. Company saves millions in the first month alone! Problem solved. Or, could the company make some changes that would take care of their squeeze without burdoning every tax payer in America, just so they(executives) can continue to recieve their excessive salary?




9 comments:

Merrie said...

What a very neat idea! I love it!

Temple said...

Thanks for your words of support! I needed them! :)

Oh, and I think if you want your corporation bailed out then you should move it to Cuba...or Russia. This is America...land of capitalism...hello?

Ann said...

I am interested. What a fun thing to do! (I just have to figure out how to do it.- Computer challenged this morning. My mind is a bit foggy due to being sick.)
*Jumped over from lelly.

Weeksie50 said...

What a very interesting video..

Maggie May said...

That was a good video and made sense!

JANE said...

Hey count me in, no better time then the holidays! to "Pay It Forward"

And you go girl for the big corp section!! And I think the CEO's with big pockets that got their companies in trouble in the first place should resign as part of the buyout also!! They obviously weren't doing a very good job!

Temple said...

(pulls out soapbox and stands on it...)

Yah, really. I totally agree. The whole "heading towards socialism" thing is very concerning to me these days. And since when did everyone and every company become entitled to a "bail out"? What, so I just decide to stop paying my mortgage, my school loans and my shoe shopping bill and then wait for someone to come pay it for me? Please...

(steps off soapbox...at least momentarily)

Angie said...

I wanted to pop over and say 'hi'..and 'thank you' for your kind words. It has been a tough time and I am glad to finally be seeing some sort of light among the clouds! I am in agreement with you the bailout..no way would the 'little people' like you and me be able to get away with stuff like the CEOs are doing...yet they still increase our taxes and expect us all to foot the bill...sigh. Got a spare soapbox laying around? :-)

~Angie

Sandi McBride said...

I love the soapbox best of all...and I agree! Congrats to your first three...
Sandi