Bad Economy, Great Excuse

Money is on everyone’s mind right now. How can it not be? Every time I turn on the TV, some money “guru” is throwing facts and figures in my face – “pay this bill down, don’t pay this bill, save here, save there, stagnation, recession, depression”. I get it. I feel it. Everyone is hurting in some way or another. But when did the bad economic situation turn into a great, all inclusive excuse? An excuse for companies to use in place of owning up to their poor management and business decisions prior to the economic downturn. An excuse for perfectly capable people to feel OK about taking advantage of programs created to help those really in need of help.

Let’s face it – If you don’t want to do something, one excuse is as good as another. Right?