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In the meantime I use my time to help my Mom and husband in any way that I can. I am making jewley and hope to sell it eventually. I meditate and take one day at a time, read, spend time out in nature etc.
Originally posted by Xcouncil=wisdom
There ya go...Craigslist is a wonderful tool....and in my opinion so is anyone who won't consider a job that pays less than the last one they had.
I am self employed...I make a quarter of what I did 3 years ago.
I have learned to adapt, and get by. If that stops working, I know how to stack box's in a warehouse...quick search on the ol' craigslist in my local area.. 190 job openings found on first search under term 'warehouse' that's plenty...cause I don't mind making less than $50k a year...at least it is money earned, not handed out.
YAY for the END of extended, longterm unemployment benefits...MAKE America GO back to WORK.
Originally posted by triplereiki
reply to post by ProtoplasmicTraveler
You make alot of sincere sense. I am hoping many can use their talents, etc to bring in some kind of money. I myself have basically enough to just clear my bills and feed the family, and unfortunately dont have the extra money to buy something someone handcrafted, etc.....Many people are having to spend out of neccesity, and cannot support the craftspeople, etc, eventhough we wish we could...a few years ago, I spend alot on neat things people made and good services they were offering, but not now. It is hard on everyone in some way or other.
Originally posted by tothetenthpower
reply to post by jumpingbeanz
And the comment is fair. There's no way that all of these 2 million people can't find employment. Minimum wage jobs are a dime a dozen.
Shoe stores, clothing stores, restaurants etc.. All have a HUGE turnover rate for employees. Most don't stay 6 months in these jobs. Therefore there are openings somewhere for something that these people could get.
Originally posted by SearchLightsInc
Why are we so concerned about keeping this fragile economy going? Its a big black hole. You put money into it by spending, but what you get out of it is only a fraction of what went in.
Paying to keep the rich even richer because "Were screwed if we dont"
We are screwed if we do.
There are bound to be other rough patches as time goes on, the only thing that will change this is a change in money flow. Capitalism, this cycle of debt is serving no one. We cannot buy ourselves out of this so why are we trying?
You've seen it for yourselves, the media brag about "ressession" and then big bussiness go and announce "record profits" What aload of PSH.
If the economy fails this time we will inevitably suffer.
If it survives? No doubt the next generation will suffer.
Because as long as this system is in place it is a time-bomb waiting to go off.
So why the hell shoud we continue to buy ourselves out of this? We are doing nothing but PRESERVING AN UNFAIR SYSTEM THAT DOES.NOT.WORK.
Originally posted by Subjective Truth
reply to post by Erasurehead
What people dont understand is this is not welfare. People had to pay into a system and hold down a job to get these benefits.
But many refuse to see what this really means. So I will say it again when the benefits stop watch out. People are going to be pissed off when they loose everything. And it could bring down the system.
Think about it all this money goes towards paying bills and mortgages. The people who still have jobs will not be working them for much longer. This truly is a SHTF scenerio.
This makes the oil leak look like child's play. This touches people in their homes. This is really bad.
Originally posted by JohnySeagull
Referring to the OP. You are concerned that with 2million people having benefits stopped that will be 2million people not spending. You are worried about the economics of this situation.
You really have no idea what is right around the corner.
My friend you are in for one serious shock.
Go back to sleep for now.