I was thinking about football the other day and wondering if there would be a playing season this year; will the NFL reach an agreement with the players? Looks like they did, as there was a lot of money at stake, Millions and beyond. The NFL will fund $1 Billion (yes, Billion) to future medical care of the players; medical issues that were unknown when the NFL first started. A Billion is a lot of money.
We now have Billionaires, replacing Millionaires. People are purchasing properties, worth a Million or more and tearing them down, to put up a new structure, worth a pile of money. So, to have our National debt in the Trillions (and growing) is a big deal? I can remember when a Million Dollars was a lot of money, in fact, it still is. However, we now talk in Billions and Trillions.
Compromise is the word of the week, or perhaps the month. It appears our two political parties are unable to do this one little thing – compromise. They each have their own agenda, that probably includes fundraising to stay in office as long as they can. It would be too much to hope for to have politicians think of the “people” and to work out a compromised agenda that will work. Officeholders should take just one pledge—weigh all sides of an issue before making up their minds. Let’s hope this “debt plan” gets resolved soon.
Infineon Raceway heats up this weekend with the NHRA Nationals, Friday through Sunday, 7/29 thru 7/31, call 800-870-7223. Also, check out the Sonoma County Fair in Santa Rosa that starts today, July 27th, through August 14th.