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Originally posted by CookieMonster09
If you want to know what things will be like in the next 6-12 months, take a trip to Detroit some weekend. What you see in Detroit - massive unemployment (30% of the population lives below the poverty level), burned out houses, burned out buildings, gangs and drug pushers everywhere, decaying infrastructure, etc. - is exactly what will be knocking at your doorstep in due time.
Even the metro-Detroit suburbs are feeling the effects - food pantries and soup kitchens can't keep up with the demand.
Where will people work? We have shipped a good chunk of our manufacturing jobs overseas. GM still has to go through more layoffs. Unemployment is skyrocketing everywhere. Having a college degree from a major university is no longer enough to find yourself a decent wage in this country.
Let's see... Real estate in the tank, mortgage industry in the tank, home construction in the tank, automotive manufacturing in the tank, auto dealers closing everywhere, newspapers going bust, etc. Everywhere you turn you hear of companies preparing to file for bankruptcy if they haven't filed already.
The pundits say we'll become a "service economy" - What the heck does that mean? We'll all be waiters and waitresses, or work at a fast food joint?
Remember Ross Perot? And his comment about the "giant sucking sound" that will wipe out American jobs and send them overseas? Well, here it is, folks.
I wish Obama's administration would get off this darn healthcare fix and get on a JOBS kick. If people have good paying jobs, and high income, then paying for healthcare is less of a burden. The real root of the cause is a loss of good-paying jobs.
Originally posted by mamabeth
reply to post by CookieMonster09
I really like your posts.Do you realize we are living in the end times?
That is one of the main reasons for all this chaos.
I tried having my own business.I am a floral designer and event planner.
Who wants to spend money on a wedding when they can't pay their
rent or mortgage.
I really like your posts.Do you realize we are living in the end times? That is one of the main reasons for all this chaos. I tried having my own business.I am a floral designer and event planner. Who wants to spend money on a wedding when they can't pay their rent or mortgage.