Saturday, December 8, 2012

Fiscal Cliff

I'm trying to decide whether or not I should be worried about this upcoming fiscal cliff. I have food stored up. Guns and ammo. Very little money in the bank and my income is about to drop to almost nothing anyway.

3 of my 3 sources of income depend on other people having plenty of money, but from a farm standpoint we're in pretty good shape and are about where we need to be. The only thing we're missing right now is fences to keep sheep and cows in. We have chickens and a pig as well as a freezer full of meat.

Over the past 3 weeks we've been putting an addition onto the house and now that it's finished it feels like the Taj Mahal in here. We went from 512 square foot to 1024 and it's a world of difference. Still plenty of nitnoid work to do on it but it's all just finish work. We've already moved into it with a rousing going away party for my friend Kelly last night. All the hillbilly clans came and beards were on full display. Good Christian company and good homecooked food. I was in hillbilly heaven.

So while the government ramps up the fear machine over yet another government-induced catastrophe, I just can't find any good reason to panic.  I guess if I was as dependent upon them as they want me to be then I'd be in full-blown crisis mode, but I'm not. In fact, they're dependent upon me. If their ability to harass and pilfer from the citizenry were disrupted then I can't see it as anything other than a good thing.

Bring on the cliff!


Gorges Smythe said...

My motto is from the old Indian on Josey Wales - "Endeavor to persevere!"

smallhomestead said...

hey ernie when I was kid we went to the cliff jumped off it into some nice cool water. Is the fiscial cliff like that except maybe you land in a nice cool pile of money. If not I wouldn't worry to much I don't think things would get that bad. If it does those that survive would know they don't need anyone telling them how to live. Washington DC would become a ghost town.