Sunday, October 19, 2008

Can you pay my bills

"Richard Spencer's painting business has slowed and he fell behind on his BGE bill. He went through dozens of agencies for help before finding grants from Salvation Army to help pay a bill of $1,800."

I don't know about anybody else, but I just feel overwhelmed with the state the country's economy.

Maybe it's the fact that I am already a poor college student that scares me.

Maybe it's the fact that I am trying to find a job in a dying industry all while people are losing their jobs, be in newspapers or not, that terrifies me.

Maybe it's the fact that I could just make this post a bunch of reasons I hope the United States doesn't fall into a depression.

Whatever the reason, the financial crisis continues he in the states. Last week it drove the Dow Jones industrial to their biggest loss ever during a trading day. Banks are continually going bankrupt. What's next?

Anthony Sabino, a professor of law and business at St. John's University, assured others in an Associated Press article that better times are to come, stating, "Most certainly, this is not the Great Depression of the 1930s, but (is like) the savings and loan crisis of the 1980s -- and we bailed them out."

Once people catch their breath, they'll see this is the proper analogy and this will breathe life back into banking institutions."

Hopefully he is right.

Until everything is straightened out, I'll probably continue to find myself shooting people with money problems and spending my money conservatively. Which translates into, no new photo, electronic toys.

Throughout the past month money has been a reoccurring theme with my assignments. People going bankrupt, investors scared to trade and folks asking, "Can you pay my bills? Can you pay my telephone bills?"

OK, obviously I am trying to make light of the situation with my horrid Destiny's Child reference. Man, they are such a horrible music group. How those lyrics popped in my head, I have no idea. But lame pop culture music lyrics are always sticking in my head.

However, I am guessing that's the song Richard Spencer (above) was probably singing after his painting business slowed and he fell behind on his BGE bill.

Luckily for him, he went through dozens of agencies for help before finding grants from Salvation Army to help pay a bill of $1,800. Must be nice. Not that he was having trouble, but that there are others out there willing to help.

Yet, he is just one person of I am sure many in Baltimore, the United States that is struggling with money.

Well, I don't want to turn this into a 2,000 word essay on the bailout and the economy.

Stay brave people. At least gas prices are falling a bit, right?

1 Comments:

Blogger Todd Spoth said...

how dare you talk bad about my girls. they all are awesome gals, always fun to photograph and be around. houston reppin'. take it back Smith! where are you at post-sun?

Monday, October 20, 2008 1:12:00 AM  

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