Saturday, February 28, 2009

Working for yourself

I haven't worked for a company in over 15yrs, and I guess I never will again. I look at the unemployment numbers and really feel for people. I see pictures of people that look like zombies in the unemployment lines. They have never had to fend for themselves, now they are on the streets with no real hope to replace the income that they lost. They are college graduates that invested time and money to find their corporate job, being told all the way along that was what they were suppose to do. Now, with job prospects being low, is it time for a lot of these people to try and find a new purpose in life. Working for yourself has never been easy, but sitting at home feeling sorry for yourself and looking to the government for answers isn't the solution. The solution is in yourself, find yourself and you will find a way.
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RE Cochran

Thursday, February 26, 2009

Taxes and everything I hate about it

I don't mind paying my so called, fair share, but this is stupid. It takes over 40hrs of work, which I don't get paid for. Two business partners, one CPA and tons of paperwork to comply with nonsense. And this is just for one of the companies that I own or in partnership with. Why can't we have a Fair and Just tax system, that everyone could understand. Support the Fair Tax at and get rid of all these headaches.

Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Obama and the following crowd

Today it seems that now, more than ever, people are willing to follow words more than action. The actions of the democratic congress and Obama are more revealing than words he speaks. My hardcore democratic relatives, believe every word out of Obama's mouth. They think that the evil rich have gotten away with not paying taxes, that George Bush is to blame for everything. They don't understand that the evil rich are mostly small business and the people that they work for. The old saying goes, try to job from a poor person and see how that works out for you.
They never even realize that the last two years of Bush, that the democrats controlled congress. They have no idea that the housing bust was part and parcel to the democrats push to empower previously unqualified home buyers to qualify for a loan. Freddie and Fanny was run by democrat cronies and regulations fought off by Barney Frank and Cris Dodd.
I tried to talk to them about it, and I might as well been talking to my pet poodle. They either didn't believe me, or made every excuse in the world why it was George Bush to blame. I even had one tell me that he believed that the 9-11 attack was done just to take us to war. I gave up at that point. Some people will only believe what they want to, no matter what facts stand in their way.
I guess that just the way it is. I wrote a short poem to express that. If you want to read it, you can find it at the following link.

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

your own worst enemy

Do you keep up with politics? Are you blaming the government for your place in life? Are you your own worst enemy? Have you ever pondered that question? Remarkably many people don't. There are times for self examination and self determination.

You can read an article I wrote on this subject by going to following link.

I would like to hear your thoughts on this. Am I way off base? Or do you know someone like this?
Funny how things tend to be the same all over the world. I think it would be wise to let others to explore this subject, no matter how painful.