Henican: Wishing you a merry 'Money Christmas'
I dont know about you, but I havent felt this broke since college.
And 2008 didnt become the Money Christmas because Grandma decided, after all these years, to slip $50s not $20s into the little money envelopes she sends to the kids this time of the year.
Honestly, Grandma, its the thought that counts, not the denomination although, yes, some greedy eyes did shine a few watts brighter when the Christmas-Eve-Eve mail arrived.
But that goes only so far.
This is the Money Christmas because lets just face it the impossible issues of money, money, money are dominating not just the news right now but also our lives. The lack of money. The lust for money. The hope that some day, we might actually have some money again.
Is this really what the Celebration of the Birth of Christ is supposed to be about? Of course not. But here it is, Money Christmas, 2008.
Money: Not enough to pay the mortgage.Money: Not enough to fill the stores.
Money: Mega-bailouts for Detroit and Wall Street.
Money: Not even mini-bailouts for you and me.
Money: The CEOs are still getting theirs.
Money: Blagos auctioning a Senate seat on eBay.
Money: Carolines obviously loaded, but she wont say how much or from where.
Money: The MTA has so little, the subway fare could be $3 soon.
Money: Gave it away to Bernie Madoff.
Money: Mets and Yanks think we should be pay more for their stadiums.
Money: Your pension and my 401K both cut in half.
Money: Baracks coming and hed better get us some.
When I was a kid and $10 was Grandmas Christmas denomination, we had a sticker on the back of our car. Keep Christ in Your Christmas.
We could probably use a new one now: Christmas: Give Cash This Year.