Nearly everyone I know is broke, this economy sucks!

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posted on Mar, 1 2013 @ 10:06 AM
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It’s been a long time waiting and it’s only going to get worse, this economy sucks!

Taxes are up so my paycheck has shrunk. I’ve been paying taxes for 8 years now, I’m 26, and for the first time I owe money to the IRS. Food prices are sky rocketing, there up by at least 25% from last year, gas prices are up, power and heating gas bills are up because it’s been so cold lately with all this global warming going on sarc/ off. Garbage bill is up, water bill is up, cable bill is up, I’ll be cutting that soon, the bills just keep pilling up. I’m surprised I’m not paying money to breath yet. The only thing that’s down is the value of my house.

My friends and people my age are hurting too. 95% don’t even own a home because they can’t afford it. If there renting there renting with 4or 5 roommates, even selling couch spaces on a monthly bases as they look for jobs. Most of them still live with their parents as they pay off their $20,000 student loans that were pushed on them by our “education” system. It seems like more and more people are getting depressed and its depressing. I see a lot of people turning to the bottle. I catch myself reaching for a cold one and needing to stop myself. Dont want to start that bad habit.

Another frightening thing I’m noticing is the amount of people waking up to the fraud. I say it’s frightening because the more people that wake up, the more it becomes a self-fulfilling prophecy. I don’t know if it’s the circle of people I hang out with or if more and more people are just becoming open about it but there are a lot more people prepping for social unrest or an economic collapse. It’s even popping up more and more on the MSM.

I’ve been prepping for some time and have nearly everything I think I need. I would like to pick up one more .45 hand gun for the wife and I always pick up ammo when I’m at the store. I CANT FIND AMMO ANYWHERE for a fair price! Rounds I bought a year ago are now TRIPLE the price today if you can find them! My local gun store is completely cleaned out and had to close for a week because they had no inventory. I’m on a waiting list to get a backorder for the hand gun I want. It’s so nuts. I’ve never seen anything like it. I stop by once a week and completely random people are now walking in trying to buy guns. There was this one lady that walked in and walked up to the counter, asked if there was any available guns she can buy and in the same breath says “man this places scares me”. What? So now the anti-gun people are getting scared enough to buy guns? What’s going on?

It’s a crazy world we live in and I think we are and will be living through the most historic moment in the history of mankind in the next 3-7 years as the civil society collapses. What’s your story at your home front?
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posted on Mar, 1 2013 @ 10:14 AM
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It's a sad state of affairs when I'm forced to be happy that my husband didn't work last year, so I actually got money back for the first time in several years on our taxes.

Things are definitely very bad, yet I keep seeing on the news that we are recovering.

Where?
Cause I'm not seeing it, and neither are our friends and families.



posted on Mar, 1 2013 @ 10:14 AM
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I can confirm--we are in the same boat..general debt (student loan, mortgage, utilities, etc) are killing us now..just 2 years ago..we had enough per payday to have some fun (buy books, go to movies, maybe a small clothing purchase) but now FORGET it..we barely put food on the table..our income has only slipped a little..so that tells me everything is getting expensive. We don't have cable and try to keep our debt at a very minimum..we are down..it's getting frustrating and depressing.

On another note..I have been thinking lately about going back to school for biology. Our local state college has a bachelor of science in forensic biology. I don't know if I want to go into debt another 25K to get it though???



posted on Mar, 1 2013 @ 10:15 AM
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Originally posted by chiefsmom
It's a sad state of affairs when I'm forced to be happy that my husband didn't work last year, so I actually got money back for the first time in several years on our taxes.

Things are definitely very bad, yet I keep seeing on the news that we are recovering.

Where?
Cause I'm not seeing it, and neither are our friends and families.


Its pure garbage propaganda. I take it these talking heads on the MSM dont go to the supermarket and buy food weekly.



posted on Mar, 1 2013 @ 10:17 AM
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Yeah it sucks.

I would say to enjoy it while things are good, I think it will get much, much worse.

Someday people will look back and say....Gee, things weren't so bad after all.



posted on Mar, 1 2013 @ 10:17 AM
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You're in Cali? Get out and come to Texas. Economy has been solid pretty much all throughout the recession.

I visited Cali for a week years ago, and recall the prices of pretty much everything was ridiculous, and there seemed to be more taxes than we have here.

Can't say I agree with your assessment. I'm saving silver each month, and plan on building a new small house within a year or two. I plan on paying off the mortgage within 7-8 years as well.



posted on Mar, 1 2013 @ 10:19 AM
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i've never known such a time of widespread hardship. up go the prices, down goes the income. there has to be a breaking point. i'm not sure what that might be. or what it will kickstart.


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posted on Mar, 1 2013 @ 10:20 AM
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Instead of starting to think how TO SAVE MONEY (energy etc.) as many other countries do already for ages, what you do is worry about your guns and your ammo.

This is why you're so #ed up. I wish you much luck getting through this bad economy - with your new guns!
Make sure to make a new thread once you solved your economic problems with your new guns and rounds of ammo - I would be GREATLY interested how that will work out for you! Maybe you're on to something the rest of the world does not know yet. /SARCASM

"It’s a crazy world we live in"



posted on Mar, 1 2013 @ 10:22 AM
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I'm with ya Brother!
It's real bad here in Connecticut too,my bussines is down %65 Gas just hit $4.25 a gallon and most of my friends are unemployeed. State and town taxes are up. Next year Obamacare will put me out of bussines!
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posted on Mar, 1 2013 @ 10:23 AM
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I do think a lot of it has to do where you live. Cali is terrible, I don't know how anyone can live out there and expect to live comfortably unless your making it big. It all stems from one thing and unless this improves then nothing else around it will. GAS PRICES!



posted on Mar, 1 2013 @ 10:25 AM
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Originally posted by flexy123
Instead of starting to think how TO SAVE MONEY (energy etc.) as many other countries do already for ages, what you do is worry about your guns and your ammo.

This is why you're so #ed up. I wish you much luck getting through this bad economy - with your new guns!
Make sure to make a new thread once you solved your economic problems with your new guns and rounds of ammo - I would be GREATLY interested how that will work out for you! Maybe you're on to something the rest of the world does not know yet. /SARCASM

"It’s a crazy world we live in"



posted on Mar, 1 2013 @ 10:26 AM
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I'm doing just fine working and going to school. Pay rent and save money each month.

The key is to not live beyond your means, improve your skillset, and continually look for better jobs.

Does somebody really need a new car when they could take the bus, can you live without that cellphone, do you really need credit cards?


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posted on Mar, 1 2013 @ 10:27 AM
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Originally posted by flexy123
Instead of starting to think how TO SAVE MONEY (energy etc.) as many other countries do already for ages, what you do is worry about your guns and your ammo.

This is why you're so #ed up. I wish you much luck getting through this bad economy - with your new guns!
Make sure to make a new thread once you solved your economic problems with your new guns and rounds of ammo - I would be GREATLY interested how that will work out for you! Maybe you're on to something the rest of the world does not know yet. /SARCASM

"It’s a crazy world we live in"


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posted on Mar, 1 2013 @ 10:28 AM
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Originally posted by flexy123
Instead of starting to think how TO SAVE MONEY (energy etc.) as many other countries do already for ages, what you do is worry about your guns and your ammo.

This is why you're so #ed up. I wish you much luck getting through this bad economy - with your new guns!
Make sure to make a new thread once you solved your economic problems with your new guns and rounds of ammo - I would be GREATLY interested how that will work out for you! Maybe you're on to something the rest of the world does not know yet. /SARCASM

"It’s a crazy world we live in"


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posted on Mar, 1 2013 @ 10:30 AM
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I know here in MI, you need guns and ammo to put meat on the table, if your family is hungry, you don't always wait for hunting season. (not pleasant but true).

Makes sense to me.



posted on Mar, 1 2013 @ 10:31 AM
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Originally posted by Hopechest
can you live without that cellphone, do you really need credit cards?


Of course we need ipads and iphones, even for babies. Because, you know, owning a $400 or $500 phone makes a lot of sense. I mean, what else is the purpose of credit cards, right?


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posted on Mar, 1 2013 @ 10:32 AM
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Originally posted by flexy123
Instead of starting to think how TO SAVE MONEY (energy etc.) as many other countries do already for ages, what you do is worry about your guns and your ammo.

This is why you're so #ed up. I wish you much luck getting through this bad economy - with your new guns!
Make sure to make a new thread once you solved your economic problems with your new guns and rounds of ammo - I would be GREATLY interested how that will work out for you! Maybe you're on to something the rest of the world does not know yet. /SARCASM

"It’s a crazy world we live in"



posted on Mar, 1 2013 @ 10:35 AM
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Ya, it's getting bad out there...but you can't imagine how bad it's going to be soon unless some things change!

I would be expecting some wild fluctuations in the commodities markets in the near future; driving the price of gas, heating oil and food up to astronomical heights.



posted on Mar, 1 2013 @ 10:35 AM
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Quit your whinging there are plenty of good jobs out there I know mcdonalds and walmart are hiring. So what if you have to work 3 full time jobs and be educated this is america landof opertunity. Lol ok I cant type that with out convulsions from the laughter.

Seriously it would depend on your friends. If you are amongst the uppercrust you will have never been more prosperous. If you are like the rest of us its a long dangerous road ahead most of us will fail to survive others will barely survive. This is the new america, will not so new really this is the america of a forgotten past. We have been here before a few hundred years past I could tell you when but a little research will tell you what must be done to fix this. I will tell you one caveat its in the history books but a lot of information was left out unless you majored in us history.



posted on Mar, 1 2013 @ 10:37 AM
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Originally posted by camaro68ss

Guns and Ammo are cherished properties of a free and liberty loving people. It’s a liberty I doubt you will ever get a taste of. Thats why your dependents on the governments systems and there "safety" they provide you makes you so #ed up. Your dependents on relying on someone else to protect you will be your downfall.


On the list of wishes what I need, a gun is not part of it. HOWEVER, I would fancy a new graphics card at the moment, just saying.

I am depending ON NO ONE since I am an entrepreneur and I make all my money without any help of the government. And I am proud of that.

Besides, the gun debate is entirely wrong here in this thread because the OP started the thread complaining about the ECONOMY and then, for some bizarre reason, pointed out the importance of getting a new gun/rounds which has IMO nothing remotely to do with the topic. (UNLESS, of course, he is a hunter...but I had not the impression, he said he is a prepper).
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