Of course you wish to bash my ‘success’ as you perceive it; or you wouldn’t of posted, LOL!
“...but these are times like no other and the worst is yet to come.”
Well, Duh. I’ve been reading the handwriting on the wall for a DECADE or more, now. Why do you think we’ve rearranged our life to compensate for the bad times ahead? Just for giggles? ;)
I’ll let you all know when I’m broke; but don’t hold your breath. And this isn’t ‘Pride’ talking; this is hard work, economic study, hard work meeting opportunity (some just call that, ‘Luck’) and a clear grasp of REALITY talking. :)
You know, not EVERYONE was jumping off of roofs during The Great Depression. My family was one that wasn’t. We’re made of tougher stuff. :)
During the Depression, my dad and a couple of his brothers bought a couple of balers and got to work baling hay. They made enough money that they could buy new cars while a lot of people in the area were going down to the county seat to pick up a bag of free groceries.
I'm curious as to what you saw and what steps you took.
I hope you retain ALL of your hard earnings and attain as much wealth as you can legally. More power to you... that is what I believe in. I am a Capitalist... not a corporatist. I know that you probably will not believe this but I hope that you prove me wrong.
I have owned my own businesses for over 36 years now. I grew them and nurtured them and made myself and others wealthy in the process. Half of what we all built together has been destroyed. I should be so busy at this time that I would normally have to work 30 hours overtime per week. My businesses are not dead but they are at maybe 20% of what we had last year. My customers are all feeling the crunch and hate what is happening to our Country, cannot stand to even listen to obama’s voice and see everything that they ever loved and believed about America being destroyed. This does not make them secure enough to spend any more money than they absolutely have to spend or that they feel justified in spending on right now due to the coming hyper-inflation that will rise and a VAT tax that has been promised... sooner or later... but it will ALL happen.