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Hey Good People,
If you have been following the news, you have heard about the feud over the debt ceiling. In order for the U.S. to meet all its obligations, entitlements, discretionary spending and everything else required to run our government, we need to borrow to stay afloat. So if we don’t raise the debt ceiling, the government could default on its debt, which has never happened in U.S. history. U.S. Treasury bonds are held around the world, so a U.S. default would create economic chaos. This is pretty scary stuff folks (at least to me).
I believe that unfortunately we have to raise the debt ceiling. However, afterwards, we have to change our spending habits and focus on debt reduction. What a novel idea!
Seriously, we all need to take personal inventory of our individual debt ceiling. As I learned growing up (and still mastering), learn to live beneath your means. So you might have to cut off that cable for a while and grab a book….hop on the bus or your bike to get around town….. cook dinner at home, then eat those left-overs for lunch….instead of going out to dinner, have a cook-out in the park with friends. Hmmm….Doesn’t sound too bad to me!
One way to save when hanging out is to check out the Fort DuPont Park Concerts . It is a FREE event and kicks off this Saturday. And if you have enough in your budget, you can get a ticket for the Carter Barron’s Summer Concert Series. It is still going strong with Lakeside, Brick and the BT Express on Saturday.
Keep maintaining out there. Peace and Blessings, ThatKellieGirl
There are several summer festivals are kicking off this week.
The DC Hip-Hop Theater Festival (DC HHTF) begins this evening. DC HHTF has showcased the stories, people, music, dance, and word of Hip-Hop live and on stage. The mission of the HHTF to support innovative work from Hip-Hop and other urban forms of expression and to engage young people with this work through arts and education programs. In its 9th year, the festival is presented jointly by the Hip-Hop Theater Festival and the DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities .
Performances Throughout DC
Click here for full schedule and to purchase tickets
The Capital Fringe Festival starts this Thursday. For five years, the festival provides outlets and opportunities for artists to self-produce in a nurturing and supportive environment while exposing their work to patrons and the local, national and international media that they would never be able to garner on their own.
July 8- 25
Performances throughout DC
Click here for the schedule and to purchase tickets.
The 1st DC Africa Festival will take place this Saturday. I am very excited about this event, and the District is definitely overdue in hosting this type of event. Hosted by the Office of African Affairs, there will be African food, drumming, clothing, accessories, and a performance by The Renown Les Belles d’Afrique.
Saturday, July 10
Takoma Community Center & Field
300 Van Buren Street N.W.
Noon to 6PM
Talented playwright and friend, John Johnson will debut a new play entitled ”Unemployment Lines”. This is the story where broke actors tell rich stories about the realities of today’s economic conditions on the lives of Washingtonians.
Saturday, July 10 & Sunday, July 11
1365 H St. N.E.
Click here to purchase tickets