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That Conversation With the In-Laws

James2229 Wrote: Dec 27, 2012 12:52 PM
Sounds like Aunt Susan and Uncle Bob may live in Austin TX, although on second thought, people that live in Austin TX don't seem to know that Obama is in the process of killing their economy, along with the rest of the country. Austin is booming, just like most of TX, but Austin is Liberal-unlike the rest of Texas-imagine that. Lake Charles, LA is building some LNG plants in order to ship our bounty of natural gas to the overseas markets, which means that they will be hiring up to 5,000 in the next 2 years thanks to fracking, and maybe thanks to Obama realizing that this will be good for our economy. If you can't get one of these jobs, there is always, North Dakota, or Alberta,Canada. Nothing like the energy sector to keep us going.

In a few days we’ll celebrate the holidays with gift exchanges, eggnog, Christmas light viewings, and perhaps a political argument with a family member or two. Given the current fiscal cliff negotiations, this argument may be more lively than normal. Don’t be unprepared when Uncle Bob says that we can fix the deficit by just raising the top tax rate or when Aunt Susan says they've already cut spending to the bone.

Show up to the dinner table with facts and calmly but confidently win the argument for fiscal responsibility. You’ll impress your father-in-law – and who knows, perhaps Aunt...