Sunday, April 18, 2010

Preparing for the upcoming revolt.....

Has anyone taken a look outside lately? Seeing the unemployed, the under employed, the people who can't budget their money correctly......

I have been unemployed for over a year.... the job market in nevada has been in a state of flux from bad to worse.... our local goverment has been trying to convince us that its getting better but yet every month, the job numbers continue to show something different.... I sit here day in and day out filling out applications, sending out resumes, following up on leads, checking out job posts.... but there is little to nothing out there right now in nevada, and because we have almost 150,000 people out of work just in Las Vegas so every job that gets posted has 100 applicants, half of which are probably more qualified.... but I guess that's how it is....... but I have taken to playing a little poker to keep the ends together and for entertainment.... but when I hit the poker rooms the level of desperation is nearly unbearable... Talking to players who are also dealers at other casinos who were used to making 5000 a month - so their bills are 5000 a month cause they never expected a down turn, they have no savings... and they are expecting people to feel sorry for them.... i guess i am cold and heartless.... I want a job, I look every day.... but people are not hiring or they are hiring the least skilled people they can find to pay them the least.....

So I urge you..... Arm yourselves, if you have the means, move to another country, get off the titanic before she starts to sink completely.....

Our "elected officials" have proven time and time again that they have no idea what to do..... lets give billions to big business and that will fix it.... well, big business used the cash to do what? create jobs? no.... to help people in need? no...... they used the money to buy out other slightly smaller big businesses..... and then they went back to congress for more money..... hilarious.....

Why didn't congress give the money to the tax payers - allowing the "people" to decide who thrives and who dies in the business world.... you can't make a car for shit - you go out of business.... your bank sucks and you wrote a shit load of bad loans - get enough money to allow people to withdraw what they have in the bank and you close your doors..... but the "powers that be" continue to meander without a path or a clue of what to do next......

I have an idea, lets close the boarders - and do what we did after WWII, we were self contained, we produced what we needed to survive and thrive as a nation, but now our big business that was more than happy to take our tax payers dollars to pull their asses out of a fire have out sourced every damn thing they can to other countries to improve their bottom line, thus lining the pockets of the few, and leading to the starvation of people who would kill for the jobs that producing those parts and services would provide...... are they dream jobs? not at all.... but if it keeps the lights on and food in there bellies..... it would be better than where we are heading....

Personally I think any company who out sources to Mexico, China, India should be taxed $35000 dollars per person they choose to employ in their outsource centers.... basically taking the advantage of sending jobs over seas away and bringing more money into the US to provide us, the needing Americans with jobs.....

The revolt is coming..... you will see soccer moms turning tricks on the streets, grandma's and grandpa's robbing banks.... and people killing each other to avoid starvation......

You might think this idea is far fetched.... you might think it fool hardy... but if there is no turn around in site... and if there is no plan in place in the near future......

These ideas might not be far off.....

1 comment:

  1. I feel your pain. And I was not a fan of big bailouts for miss-managing a big company. Moving to another country will do no good...you do know it is a global financial and economic crisis? It continues. China is wanting to inject more economic stimulus. Greece is asking for a bailout, etc. etc.

    Our country's mistake (well one of them) was becoming too service-oriented. We cannot survive--grease the economy--on service alone, there has to be some manufacturing. We sent most of that away.

    Soccer moms are already turning tricks. They were doing it in the late 1990s and early 00s when the potential "johns" were flush with cash.

    These are dismal economic times but they are not unusual or catastrophic. It's the ebb and flow of a country...a society. Nothing remains static. The US is young so we've seen and experienced very little compared to other societies.

    I'm just hoping during my lifetime we learn to put value on people and not bow and worship big business and the almighty dollar, which by the way isn't so mighty. Businesses should operate for the good of society not do things to harm it and bring it down. But those businesses are run by people--greedy, selfish people. Sometimes "people suck!" Not all but enough to do serious harm to vital business and bring down nations. Make money, sure! But tolerating robber barons (i.e., easy punishment, no oversight, monopolies, exorbitant bonuses, unethical practices) is a sure recipe for disaster.

    Banks are still failing. The unemployment rate is still high (it steadies at times). Consumer spending is still low. GDP increased in the last quarter of 2009, on average was far better than 2008, but it is doubtful that things are on an upswing.

    The economic crisis didn't happen overnight and it cannot be fixed overnight. We Americans are impatient. We are used to things happening almost instantaneously. The debacle is a big tangled ball of twine...still unraveling.

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