Summer and the August 2 Debt Deadline

posted by Dr. James G. Hood
Monday, August 1, 2011

Hello August!

Believe it or not, August, which signals summer’s end, is already here.  Back-to-school sales abound, as do long-awaited 90-degree temperatures.

In everyone’s effort to stay cool and hydrated, don’t forget to get you and your children in for dental check-ups before school starts again.

Summer fun at Silverwood, north of Coeur d’Alene, ID

In our nation’s capitol, debates are heated on how to avoid the first default in the history of our republic.  This keeps many people nervous and unable to enjoy summer weather.  Others, unaware and unconcerned about what default would mean to everyone, vacation with abandon.

The August 2nd deadline pressure looms heavy over our elected legislators.  The debt ceiling will likely be raised.  At what cost is our concern?  Once a bill is passed to raise the ceiling, will we understand it?  Or will it be a bill that gets manipulated into doing something other than what it was intended to do?

We, as a nation, do not want to go the way of Greece.  Hopefully, our government will turn around and citizens will again have faith in our government.

Nonetheless, the United States of America is still the freest and most generous nation on earth.  Get out in this summer weather and see a part of this country you’ve not see before.  It doesn’t have to be the Grand Canyon.  Visit a recreation area in your local area that you’ve not experienced before.  Local parks often have surprises that you’ve never thought of.  Get a map of your locality and decide how far you are willing to drive (gas is often the limiting factor). Use that distance for the radius of a circle which you draw around your home, and then find an area to explore.

Enjoy your local community.  See something you heard or read about yet never visited.  There are plenty of places near home to enjoy.

Have fun, enjoy the Inland Northwest, and keep smiling!
Dr. James G. Hood

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