I think it’s safe to say times have been pretty tough financially for the majority of people world wide ever since the financial crisis of 2007 hit.
The after shocks are still reverbrating throughout the economies in Europe with the recent crisis in Cyprus highlighting the point.
The average American has been struggling for years now even though the economists claim the Great Recession ended in 2009.
I called bullshit on that statement when I saw it way back then.
Technically that might have been true but to my eye we are still in a recession and just only recently have I been seeing any of those so called “green shoots” they tried blowing up our asses years ago.
Inflation is still rising as can only be expected when the government runs the printing presses 24/7 hurling paper money into the system to the tune of billions and billions of dollars with nothing tangible to back it’s intrinsic value.
Well someone finally did a study of just how hard a hit the average American has taken and the results are shocking even to a jaded old fucker like me.
The number of suburban residents living in poverty rose by nearly 64 percent between 2000 and 2011, to about 16.4 million people, according to a Brookings Institution analysis of 95 of the nation’s largest metropolitan areas. That’s more than double the rate of growth for urban poverty in those areas.
My emphasis added.
That is what we used to call the Middle Class.
Now that the motherfuckers have effectively killed off the Middle Class I have a question.
Just who in the fuck do they expect is going to pick up the slack for all the taxes they used to pay for running this country?
We saw the Fiscal Cliff fiasco, a contrived “emergency” and now we have the added drama of Sequestration, another version of the same contrived bullshit our elected officials dreamed up to avoid doing their fucking jobs.
We see endless crying and whining about how we can’t afford investing in our infrastructure or to do stupid things like fund tours of of our own property (The Whitehouse) for aspiring citizens yet we can afford to give literally billions of dollars away in foreign aid that is basically pissing down a rat hole.
I’m thinking some people have their priorities turned around yet I don’t see any light bulbs lighting up over the heads of our elected officials.
I think the message here is pretty clear.
On top of our government literally turning into a police state it is also actively pursuing it’s own downfall.
There can only be one result from the policies in place right now and that is total economic collapse.
The value of a dollar won’t be worth the price of the ink to print it.
You can be quite certain that I am no economist but if I can see this coming it should scare the shit out of you.
It is a proven fact that the direct result of a government flooding the market with worthless printed money is hyper inflation.
Right now they are manipulating the data that would plainly show this is what is happening and you can see with your own eyes that inflation has been eating away at your purchasing power with one simple observation.
Quite a few people have already noticed it, especially those noted above who are new to the poverty rolls.
Look at the packaging sizes of common food items at the grocery store.
You are paying at least the same if not more for less and less product and it is being disguised by their using smaller containers.
Expect to see more and more subtle little signs , you will, it is inevitable.
I really don’t have any answers for you either. I am in the same sinking boat.
The one thing I would recommend is to buy in bulk purchases for things that have long shelf lives instead of paying for fancy packaging. Things that have tangible value, that you can hold in your hands, are going to trump FRN’s here very shortly.
Just start opening your eyes, this is a controlled implosion but an implosion never the less.
The Fed won’t confirm what you can see with your own lying eyes but you certainly don’t need to wait until it is too late to try and protect yourself as much as possible.
I am interested in what you who are reading this have noticed and if you have any advice for the rest of us because all I see is ugly.