Out Of My Mind On A Wednesday Afternoon

How Do You Feel About the Economy Over the Next 12 Months?

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Here is the state of the world we now live in:

Squid Games. Of course you watched it. The first episode was riveting. Who knew being eliminated in a game meant death? I made it through five episodes, the marble game episode was so disgusting. Why are we fascinated watching innocent people die?

Joe Biden. Has the U.S.A. ever had a more incompetent President? From the borders to his forgetting what to say in speeches to the infrastructure bill to giving away free money to the point people don’t want to work anymore. Biden has made it possible for Americans to quit their jobs and say f—k it. We have more labor strikes since 1945.

Bitcoin. Who is going to win the digital currency war?

Elon Musk. How can one man be worth more than $300 billion or more than Exxon? Or worth more than Toyota, GM and Ford combined? When Tesla reaches $2 trillion in valuation, he will be worth more than $600 billion. The answer: EV’s and batteries are the world’s future and he has more than a ten year head start. Ford is so far behind, much like the Detroit Lions who have yet to win a game this year.

Inflation. It’s here and will be here for a while. Good news for now: Consumers are more than happy to pay higher prices to get the goods they want to buy.

COVID-19. Vegas is packed and you must wear a face mask indoors. It’s the new way of life.

Twisted. I don’t know about you, but watching quick recipe videos is addicting. In a post-COVID world, more people are addicted to something than ever before.

Big companies. You have to go back to the 1920’s when the likes of Ma Bell and Standard Oil ruled the world. Never has so few companies dominated the economy and daily lives of people. Google, Apple, Amazon, Microsoft, Facebook, Netflix, Costco, and Target. Can you live a single day without one of them?

Jokes. What are jokes? No wonder Seinfeld reruns continue to be the most watched TV series. Post-COVID, laughter is in short supply.

Customer service. Wait, you actually want to talk to someone?

TNG Worldwide. Hey, it’s my blog and I have to write about TNG, right? We’re still at it since 1985 and one thing consumers want most are dependable companies to do business with. And they want new and innovate products too. Now in stock: New and improved nitrile, clear vinyl and black vinyl gloves and next month we launch our holiday gift guide with the most ever new products.

The weather. It’s only getting worse.

2022. Only a couple months away, can you believe? This will tell us the true state of the world we live in. God only knows what the election has in store for us.

Happy Wednesday!

November 4, 2020

Who is going to win the Presidential election?

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Donald T. Trump in his victory speech early November 4 in a close race with Biden claims that now is the time to “Make America Great Again” and do whatever it takes to combat COVID-19, get the economy back and American’s working again. With the Republicans winning the House and already with the Senate majority, Trump should have no problems getting his agenda issues passed. Now the question becomes, what is next for the Democrats and what is next for the American people. And the rest of the world wants to know as well so they can once again allow American’s into their country.

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Joe Biden in his victory speech early November 4 in a close race with Trump claims now is the time to get America back on track and for all American’s to come together once and for all. With the Democrats losing the Senate and already the House majority, Biden will have difficulties getting his agenda issues passed. First up will be tax increases to corporations from 22% to 27% and most likely tax increases to individuals based on income levels. However whatever fiscal measures Biden wants to put in place will be very difficult based on the more than $4T in stimulus spending already this year.

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Now that the election is over and the results are in, what really changed? We have more questions than answers. What is life going to be like in 2021 and afterwards?

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I just finished reading The Splendid and the Vile: A Saga of Churchill, Family, and Defiance During the Blitz by Erik Larsen. It details the life of Winston Churchill from 1940-1941 for one year. It was a very good read especially during these times. You learn how France was defeated, how Italy took sides with Germany and declared war with England and the U.S., and how the U.S. finally got involved. One thing for certain, Churchill was a key figure in the Allied victory. But even in victory, the number of years that England had to endure daily bomb strikes and the total devastation were terrible. Every night was black-out night, no lights allowed. We have no idea how lucky we are to be living in a free country even with COVID-19. I don’t know about you, I much prefer to wear a mask, social distance and give up some of life’s perks than worry about being bombed every night.

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Polls are so interesting. In all my years, Gallup has never contacted me. And if they did, I am not sure if I would tell them the truth or give them an answer based on popular opinion. That is why Biden’s double digit lead doesn’t mean anything. One thing is for certain: Go back four years ago and at this time, all everyone talked about was the election. Today all anyone talks about is COVID-19 and how it is affecting their lives. We are all looking forward to the day that we can get together with friends and/or family and talk about normal things like “Did you try out that new restaurant?”

Happy Tuesday!