Passing the Buck
by anna shane, Mon Jan 12, 2009 at 07:46:22 AM EST
As someone who was always a big 'saver' in the past, although I'm sure I've purchased my fair share of worthless crap, I find myself now in a position where I'm helping the economy. It's about bang for the buck.
I have been remodeling a home, that makes my house a better investment cause it's less likely to fall down or get shaken off its moorings, so I've been investing in my own future. But, I'm also getting bang for my bucks on the local scene.
I hire contractors, some of whom employ helpers who need the money and spend it right away.
I purchase materials from local businesses, some recycled, which helps those businesses stay in the black, and who need the money and will spend it.
It's all about buck passing. My earned bucks go to workers and small business owners who pass it to their workers or to restock their shelves or to spend on food and education and housing.
You get the most bang for bucks that keep on getting passed.
That's how we'll save our economy, by providing jobs with wages to those who'll spend them at places that will spend them at places that will spend them. And we'll be investing in our collective 'house.'