I meant to answer Chris’s question about a possible SAG strike and also I had a reader ask me more info about Gold and commercial real estate, all worthy questions which I will get to over the weekend. I really hope SAG is not that stupid. Why can’t they just come up with a temporary agreement and deal with the Internet stuff in a couple of years when it actually starts to make money. There is no money in the Internet right now and what little there maybe for actors (in terms of advertisers) is so minuscule it’s just ridiculous, especially with the economy the way that it is and the writer’s strike we had here.
I understand the importance of standing on ideals and being pro-union, but we are headed for some seriously tough times and in my humble opinion, actors are the most overpaid profession of all professions. When someone can live for 5 years off of making one commercial that shot for 2 days, hey, I don’t feel all that much compassion for the 2 cents the person might potentially get from a google ad. In this case it’s not the right timing to throw another wrench in the struggling economy here in SoCal for something that is so minor, and can be put off for the time being. That’s my take on it. I will do a reading though tomorrow to see if the union will go that route. And before anyone gets their panties in a bunch about actors being overpaid, let me just say, really they are. I have a lot of actor friends and clients and my husband has done some acting. Seriously, they get paid more to do a TV show then the person who created the show gets. Doesn’t that seem backwards? Yes. I actually know of one situation (and I’m sure it’s happened more than once) where an actor on a show got the head writer/creator of the show replaced. The show then proceeded to tank and was cancelled. Hello, karma! But anyway, a strike right now is not a good idea. Sooooo not a good idea.
I just want to say that we really have to get involved again in politics as the unfortunate stuff in the US chart mentioned in previous posts is about to come down. We started seeing the transit at the end of January and we are in it right now, but it hits big in March. So unless we pressure congress to do something about getting the economy back on track we seriously might be headed for a major depression. As I stated Obama is the guy for the job and he has been doing everything to focus on this but he needs our support and support from congress. So please bug the crap out of your local congress-people. Seriously. Or we are so up s*it creek and we don’t want to go there when we don’t have to.
I’m actually starting to believe my own wild conspiracy theory that the Republicans want to turn the US into a 3rd world country so they can have slave labor here at home. I really think they want there to be a huge gulf between rich and poor and are willing to do just about anything to make that happen. So us middle class people better start fighting or we’ll end up on the soup line.
Please urge all your friends, copy and paste the previous post with all the info that a fellow reader shared with us and do an e-mail blitz. Things are unfortunately going the way I predicted them to go. You know in this case I really didn’t want to be right!
Have a great weekend and keep posting questions. And I wanted to put an offer out there for those interested in a particular financial situation to send an e-mail with a specific question so I can run a horary chart and do a post dissecting it for everyone. Of course the issue should be something that will benefit more than just you personally, something that you and other people can benefit from knowing.
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