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March 06, 2009

Lessons from father

As we watch our privileged elected officials irresponsibly spend our dollars and continue to jeopardize our financial future as well as that of our children, some basic economic principles come to mind as shared with me by my father.

When I was a youngster, he taught me the importance of developing a respectable work ethic, coupled with disciplined savings. Along that idea, he shared the dangers associated with the temptation of credit cards and the immoral intent of credit-providing organizations.

My father also stressed the importance of purchasing American-made products exclusively, reflecting the value and importance of maintaining our manufacturing jobs, which are our economic foundation.

And without fail, the collection plate was always one envelope heavier when it passed our family.

Thanks Dad, for serving our blessed country, flying our flag, and leading by example with faith and integrity.

Christopher Scarcello
Kearney

Comments

viet-vet1970

Hey Christopher, do those "basic economic principles" come to your mind while Republicans control the government ... or only when Democrats hold the reins?

NoMoreMrNiceGuy

Consumers that knowingly sign of on "predatory" loans in the name of entitlement thinking, get what they deserve. No one puts a gun to anyone's head.
As for fathers, we are just financial entities of no value except for monetary value to the system. Father's are of little value according to Obama and the majority of society.

whispering_to_kc

By purchasing only American-made products, Mr. Scarello's father was protectionist and anti-capitalist. Commie Chinese manufacturing jobs are our economic foundation. Americans are best employed in service industries, unless less expensive illegal aliens or H1B labor is available.

Credit providers are our friends. Predatory borrowers are evil.

 
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