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Originally posted by marg6043
... the federal reserve will keep cutting interest rate to match the weak outcomes ....
... as the oil prices keep rising ...
...Don’t bandy back at me inane platitudes such as, “these are the necessary risks and excesses inherent to ‘the free market’ system” — and other such manifestations of willful ignorance and flat-out deceit. Your so-called free market has caused our nation to become imprisoned in debt, including our collectively becoming obeisant to China, who now owns our shabby asses and dwindling assets, like some global village pawn broker, by the purchase of our national debt...
To escape the knowledge of our enslavement and its concomitant sense of powerlessness, emptiness and hopelessness, we have become obsessed with the pursuit of piffle. Yet we cannot consume away the pervasive sense of unease. Moreover — following Eric Hoffer’s dire dictum that “You can never get enough of what you really don’t want” — we’re driven to “develop” more soulless subdivisions, open more lifeless Big Box stores and compulsively throw ourselves in to the thrall of even more mindless consumerism.
Originally posted by gwhint
...I feel as though I could be considered as a terrorist in employers eyes and the doors stay closed, amazing dont you think... so what now????
Originally posted by radardog
Sorry the United States can not compete in a manufacturing economy due to wage and standards laws. As long as the Chinese, or any other country has a free labor market (ex. wage law differences), we simply can't compete with our socialist leaning ways.
To the OP and others, I am sorry your businesses failed, but in any economy, most small businesses do fail. If worse comes to worse, put down your pride and work for 10%; 10% of any number is better than 0 imo. Especially if you have a family to support.
I, for one, believe the unemployment numbers. A lot of employers in my area of the country are having a tough time finding qualified people for their positions, which is a sign of almost too low unemployment (and yes, there is such a thing).