R-I-S-K (don’t shudder- react!)

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Most of you know I live in Metropolitan DC.  So, whatever happens in/to/from the Federal government is LOCAL.  Like the shutdown- that cost the DC area more than $ 220 million each and every day in business.  Since there are some 5 million folks living in the Metropolitan area, that’s $ 50 not spent by every man, woman, and child.  OK, that doesn’t sound too bad.  But, there are about 225,000 businesses in the area.  Which means the average business took a hit $ 1000 a day. That is a significant number if you are a small business- even if you are a large one.

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How much is that?

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College tuition.  OK. Breathe… Yes, it’s high- very high.  It amazes me that the highest tuition in the land is to be found at a STATE university.  When I was going to college – back before we were a free nation- you could bank on two things.  State schools were cheap.  State schools were easier to get into.

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