Blake Snow

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Boycott companies that beg for bailout money

They can take away my representation, but that can’t take away my purchasing power.

I’ve said it before, but it’s been frustrating to watch the ballooning growth of our national debt, after eight years of unprecedented ballooning. For a long time, it seemed as if I was powerlessness to what was going on—like I couldn’t fight back.

Not anymore.

Last week I resolved to boycott any and all companies that shamelessly beg, lobby, or feel entitled to bailout or stimulus money. Companies like GM, Chrysler, Bank of America, Citigroup, Capital One, American Express (that’ll be a tough one for me), and a whole lot more. From now on, I no longer plan to give these companies my money, and will seek to reward companies that operate responsibly (say Ford, that although troubled, turned down money, or credit unions).

Won’t you join me? If so, who else should I boycott?