So, I've been thinking of easy ways to cut back on needless expenses during this "tight economy" or "rough patch" or whatever George is not calling a recession.
And I've come up with one cutback that I plan to stick to.
I am eliminating all contributions to candidates this election year.
In years past, I've been quite generous with my support. I'm even on a top individual donor list for my county--which explains the 10 weekly calls I get from solicitors. I have voted in every single election from President to dog catcher, and I think the only one that has counted since I moved to this state in 2000 was when I mistakenly voted for Buchanan.
But this year, please do not expect my finiancial support. As a Florida voter, I have grown quite weary of not only being disenfranchised routinely, but for that vote to then be ceremoniously pissed on by both parties. I won't be paying for that privlidge.
Oh yeah, and Republicans--don't expect a dime from me either. It was your fiscally irresponsible administration that led to the need for this decision in the first place.
I'm shopping for shoes made in Canada instead.