Santa Monica, California, USA
Well, at least the White House Doggie crisis was resolved with the gift of a hypo-allergenic Portuguese Water Spaniel. Front page stuff, by Gosh!
For a while there, I thought the media was going to continue concentrating on nothing but bad news -- the rising stock market, lowered home loan rates, a proposed bill to limit credit card excesses...
Actually the last one interests me. Good ol' Capitol One -- which I could probably buy with my current credit line -- sent me a letter last week jovially informing me that my 8.5 percent interest rate would jump to 21.9 percent next year. No, I've never missed a payment in six years and always paid more than the minimum due. The letters basically said, "times are tough, so we are going to stick it to ya, buecause, under current rules, we can."
I will probably default on the card when the rate goes up, because, under current rules, I can. Nothing personal, Capitol One, just a consequence of tough times.
Cheerfully anarchistic, Jimbeaux