Not an original idea but a take off on Time’s “Man Of The Year”.
There were many candidates for the Person of the Year. Obama for being the first African-American to become president or Clinton as the first serious female candidate for president or Palin as the first Republican woman to be on a major ticket. Or Madoff for stealing billions and then McCain was considered also.
The advisers and staff sat around in a tether trying to be original and not follow along the same lines as others in the past. We talked about all sorts of things that would represent the year people, objects, etc and after a month of argument the decisions was made.
The first annual Info Ink’s “Person Of The Year” will not be a person but instead will be an object or a thing. The object symbolizes all the troubles that the country is having economically. It also symbolizes the people of the country which have become spoiled and pampered to the point of a economic collapse.
Drum roll please–And the WINNER IS!
THE CREDIT CARD–it stands for everything that has gone wrong. The lack of manufacturing because the country has become a consumer nation, not a manufacturing one. It stands for the problem of EASY CREDIT which has taken the country to the brink of disaster. It stands for the 60% of the nation’s families that are living above their income and that are paying for their lives on credit.
So we want to say congrats to the CREDIT CARD which is just over 50 years of age and has done a 100 years worth of damage to the country. Where would we be without it?