Published: Friday, Nov. 26 2010 12:00 a.m. MST
In truth, there is no "Black Friday Dilemma." There is only one
correct choice: avoid Black Friday like the plague that it is.Black
Friday is nothing more than the basest celebration of greed and materialism that
was ever invented. It is impossible to imagine anything more contrary to the
true Spirit of Christmas.It is time for all right-thinking persons
to reject this modern materialism, and return this day to its rightful place as
a day of relaxing with family. The economy as a whole prospers when families are
strong and happy, and suffers when families are stressed-out and focused on
material possessions. That is the true irony of this false dilemma.
I agree. Dave Ramsey the money guy, recommends we all stay home on Black
Friday. We are out of debt, have the house paid off, and we never go shopping
on Black Friday. For one thing, we don't have any money left in our budget on
the last week in November. We don't care about the latest gadgets and gizmos,
and movies and we want to relax after thanksgiving! It's A Wonderful Life, and
there is no credit card balance! We also pay a full tithe to the church and
follow the Prophet's admonition to stay out of debt. By the way, we have saved
almost 30,000 this year on top of our retirement spending just by following a
strict budget. No black fridays for us! : )
You betcha, time flys when your not having fun plus not spending and unemployed
so welcome to "It's BROKE Friday!." The "Restarting the Engine of
America where we do "LIVE" could of started with renewing out
unployment extensions, this Holiday season, but the "party of
"NO" blocked that. There's no Black Friday deals" for us. We
rot while the GOP play again. Now they whine about this. Almost two years after
the $800 billion stimulus was signed into law, approximately $12 billion has yet
to be even allocated to a specific project. That means the GOP Congress has the
ability to rescind these funds before they get spent. The monies are there,
backed by gold, America is the richest Nation in the World, it'll always be
that, what we spend those taxes stays here, what is taxed when employed goes
over to 3rd world countries we back-up, it's been that way for decades, there's
no need for any American to suffer in America. You won't see the unemployed at
a All-night shop-a-thon where Black Friday draws crowds of "Scrooge"
clones, that never saw the movie "A Christmas Carol".
i never looked at spending money on Christmas shopping as a duty to our country
or economy. Sorry...
I never shop on Black Friday. Today's the day we go cut down our Christmas tree
and decorate the house all up.Tomorrow, however, is Small Business
Saturday, so go visit a local shop and buy a special little something for
someone. Or yourself.
I only Shop on Green Tuesday in Puerto Rico
Here's an interesting proposition: Don't spend money you don't have! Live on
less than you make!
When the going gets tough, the tough go shopping.
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