Queen Cuts Back Spending

United States
December 14, 2008 10:16am CST
In order to avoid appearing uncaring in these tough economic times, Queen Elizabeth II has ordered her family to cut back on the partying and spending. http://www.breitbart.com/article.php?id=081214061314.6prawnk2&show_article=1 However, don't you think that those who HAVE money to spare now should be spending it in order to stimulate the economy? By buying hats, and dresses, and the younger kids partying and tipping lavishly, it helps out those who aren't selling as much right now. What do you think? Have fun, but be respectful.
5 responses
• United States
16 Dec 08
I dont think that stimulating the economy is the way to fix things. I think we all need to live on less and if we have extra money there are smart ways to use it. I think we should all be debt free before we worry about stimulating the economy. I know that isnt how everyone feels about it but really we live way to lavishly and that is what got us into a lot of this mess.
• United States
16 Dec 08
Yeah, but I doubt the Queen has credit cards to pay off. Nor do other rich people. They are the only ones with money to spare right now. So they should be spending it to allow the rest of us to keep our jobs.
• United States
16 Dec 08
Im just judging off some of the richer people I know. I think that we spend what we make and sometimes the more we make the more we spend. The Queen might not fit that though.
@snowy22315 (51282)
• United States
14 Dec 08
Yes, I think this is a wise move for the royal family. Keeping the monarchy around costs Great Britain alot of money and I think that keeping the costs down is very much a royal duty and obligation.
@cher913 (25890)
• Canada
13 Feb 09
its about time because it is hard to see how the very wealthy people live with their lavish parties and clothing budgets. it makes the rest of the people that are getting laid off and loosing their jobs feel somewhat bitter towards the people of afluence and with money.
@cutepenguin (6457)
• Canada
26 Dec 08
I think it is a good idea. While I recognize that trickle down theory should work, I do think that it would be better if we had an economy that wasn't so reliant on people overspending. people who are in a position of respect should set an example.
@peavey (16856)
• United States
15 Dec 08
I agree that if one has money, now is not the time to quit spending. "Trickle down" really does work, so if there is less money trickling down, the middle and lower income people will be hurt even more.