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Nearly everyone I know is broke, this economy sucks!

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posted on Mar, 2 2013 @ 07:37 PM
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I'm 22 years old originally from Flint Michigan and have lived their my entire life up until last July. In Michigan your employer doesn't need a reason to fire you and, that being the case, I was fired last May and was given no reason what so ever. I stayed as long as I could to try and find a job but to no prevail. In July I moved to Jacksonville NC to try and find work and still had no luck what so ever. I sold everything I had practically to move and find work and was left with nothing in the end. I am now living with my grandmother outside of Charlotte and have been since the beginning of August and still haven't been able to find a job even with her references help. The decline of the work force in the country is drastically falling faster and faster while the prices of everything, except housing, is rising exponentially. I've been degraded from making $12 an hour working a fork-lift to having absolutely nothing in less than a year. I work my ass off when I do have a job and work even harder when it comes to trying to find a job, I give 110% to anything that involves work and have left everything I've ever known to try and secure myself with a job. This country is falling apart bit by bit and is soon going to collapse unless things are changed, which I highly doubt until this socialist government we have going on here is out of office, if he decides he's going to leave. I mean Cesar, Hitler, and many more were all elected and look what happened with their love of power.




posted on Mar, 2 2013 @ 07:47 PM
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Originally posted by XxkingofosirisxX2014
I'm 22 years old originally from Flint Michigan and have lived their my entire life up until last July. In Michigan your employer doesn't need a reason to fire you and, that being the case, I was fired last May and was given no reason what so ever. I stayed as long as I could to try and find a job but to no prevail. In July I moved to Jacksonville NC to try and find work and still had no luck what so ever. I sold everything I had practically to move and find work and was left with nothing in the end. I am now living with my grandmother outside of Charlotte and have been since the beginning of August and still haven't been able to find a job even with her references help. The decline of the work force in the country is drastically falling faster and faster while the prices of everything, except housing, is rising exponentially. I've been degraded from making $12 an hour working a fork-lift to having absolutely nothing in less than a year. I work my ass off when I do have a job and work even harder when it comes to trying to find a job, I give 110% to anything that involves work and have left everything I've ever known to try and secure myself with a job. This country is falling apart bit by bit and is soon going to collapse unless things are changed, which I highly doubt until this socialist government we have going on here is out of office, if he decides he's going to leave. I mean Cesar, Hitler, and many more were all elected and look what happened with their love of power.


The one you speak of was not elected ; they are chosen.

He was chosen back in the 1990s.

No pres has been elected since the 1950s or 60s and this is up for debate.

He is not a socialist but a communist.




edit on 2-3-2013 by ArtisticOne because: (no reason given)



posted on Mar, 2 2013 @ 07:48 PM
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Originally posted by XxkingofosirisxX2014
I'm 22 years old originally from Flint Michigan and have lived their my entire life up until last July. In Michigan your employer doesn't need a reason to fire you and, that being the case, I was fired last May and was given no reason what so ever. I stayed as long as I could to try and find a job but to no prevail. In July I moved to Jacksonville NC to try and find work and still had no luck what so ever. I sold everything I had practically to move and find work and was left with nothing in the end. I am now living with my grandmother outside of Charlotte and have been since the beginning of August and still haven't been able to find a job even with her references help. The decline of the work force in the country is drastically falling faster and faster while the prices of everything, except housing, is rising exponentially. I've been degraded from making $12 an hour working a fork-lift to having absolutely nothing in less than a year. I work my ass off when I do have a job and work even harder when it comes to trying to find a job, I give 110% to anything that involves work and have left everything I've ever known to try and secure myself with a job. This country is falling apart bit by bit and is soon going to collapse unless things are changed, which I highly doubt until this socialist government we have going on here is out of office, if he decides he's going to leave. I mean Cesar, Hitler, and many more were all elected and look what happened with their love of power.


I feel for ya brother. Your just one State below us and it is the same up here


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posted on Mar, 2 2013 @ 07:49 PM
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The one you speak of was not elected ; they are chosen.

He was chosen back in the 1990s.

No pres has been elected since the 1950s or 60s and this is up for debate.

He is not a socialist but a communist.


Lol well either way, it's all #ed up



posted on Mar, 2 2013 @ 07:56 PM
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Originally posted by XxkingofosirisxX2014
I'm 22 years old originally from Flint Michigan and have lived their my entire life up until last July. In Michigan your


I am really worried about the generation of this poster..
As I said earlier I am in my late 30s and both me and my peers are all established professionally and financially.
20-early 30s though , different story.
I hope nothing but the best for your age range.



posted on Mar, 2 2013 @ 08:05 PM
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Originally posted by opethPA

Originally posted by XxkingofosirisxX2014
I'm 22 years old originally from Flint Michigan and have lived their my entire life up until last July. In Michigan your


I am really worried about the generation of this poster..
As I said earlier I am in my late 30s and both me and my peers are all established professionally and financially.
20-early 30s though , different story.
I hope nothing but the best for your age range.


Fellow ATS'er, I am 53 supposed babyboomer. this is a multi-generational problem not just for the young but for all

I have three kids all under 15yrs old. I am a healthy well able man with wisdom and knowledge. But none of it seems of importance. There are just NO JOBS!



posted on Mar, 2 2013 @ 08:43 PM
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Originally posted by ChesterJohn

Originally posted by opethPA

Originally posted by XxkingofosirisxX2014
I'm 22 years old originally from Flint Michigan and have lived their my entire life up until last July. In Michigan your


I am really worried about the generation of this poster..
As I said earlier I am in my late 30s and both me and my peers are all established professionally and financially.
20-early 30s though , different story.
I hope nothing but the best for your age range.


Fellow ATS'er, I am 53 supposed babyboomer. this is a multi-generational problem not just for the young but for all

I have three kids all under 15yrs old. I am a healthy well able man with wisdom and knowledge. But none of it seems of importance. There are just NO JOBS!


You're exactly right! My grandmother that I'm living with is 58 and has been unemployed for the past year. Has been a senior investigator in social services for the past 7 years and cannot find a job anywhere and she's applied to every agency private sector and government agency within a hours radius of where we live. Almost every place she's applied to hasn't even called for an interview and has just email her a letter of denial of employment and she's more than qualified in law, social services, mental health services, and many more. No one is hiring anywhere what so ever, and even if there are openings in jobs this obamacare enactment, along with many other things, is leaving the employers with far less money to work with to even think about hiring another employee unless they are desperate for work.



posted on Mar, 2 2013 @ 08:51 PM
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I am a senior lady, trying to make it on my SS , and that just keeps getting harder also. I get $425 retirement, and was getting Medicaid, which paid for my heart meds. Now I just got a letter from SS that the medical is cancelled, and they are taking over $100 per month to pay for Medicare. I told them to cancel that, since there is not even enough to live on, let alone see a doctor and pay for my heart meds. So when I run out, they are just gone.
I do not live fancy. An old trailer that the landlord is just glad t have someone to take care of the property. I have seeds started for the garden this summer, and trying to set aside some rice and beans for when it gets worse.
I am sure there are a lot of other seniors out there going through the same thing. I am grateful to have a place to live, and room for a garden. I, too, hope the economy will get better, but it is not looking like it to me, either.



posted on Mar, 2 2013 @ 09:03 PM
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Originally posted by ChesterJohn

Originally posted by opethPA

Originally posted by XxkingofosirisxX2014
I'm 22 years old originally from Flint Michigan and have lived their my entire life up until last July. In Michigan your


I am really worried about the generation of this poster..
As I said earlier I am in my late 30s and both me and my peers are all established professionally and financially.
20-early 30s though , different story.
I hope nothing but the best for your age range.


Fellow ATS'er, I am 53 supposed babyboomer. this is a multi-generational problem not just for the young but for all

I have three kids all under 15yrs old. I am a healthy well able man with wisdom and knowledge. But none of it seems of importance. There are just NO JOBS!


20 years ago
this was predicted due to companies putting up business overseas and allowing illegals to take jobs

NOW the # has hit the fan

and the effects are fully coming out.

This is partially the people of this nations fault.
You people were warned years ago that companies were going overseas

but no one did a damn thing about it and allowed it to happen.

You continued to watch your sports , and bad tv programming while you could have been working with you local
and national leaders to stop the jobs from going overseas

Your generation has to take some blame for doing nothing.

Just like is a repeat today.



posted on Mar, 2 2013 @ 09:10 PM
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These animal’s natural rights are only valid in as much as the farmer or rancher grants the same positive right to mirror their natural/negative rights.
But when slaughter-season comes around and the market-price for bacon goes up, the cows, pigs, and chickens learn real quick that any rights they may perceive as livestock (citizens) of that farm are certainly alienable and in no way inherent or permanent.
The cows only eat because the government (farmer) feeds them hey – thus the cows believe it is their natural right to have food brought to them every day by the farmer.
But the farmer is only acting under his own positive law, and in reality the cows have no natural rights. But they still believe…
The chickens may only have children (chicks) if the government (farmer) allows the hens to keep their eggs and hatch them.
Parenthood is a legal term under contract with the state (farm). But the farmer, under the positive law of his farm (his rules), overpowers the natural rights of the chickens and allows those unborn children of the chickens to be collected for sale to others.

The only difference between the cows, pigs, and chickens and that of the humans within the United States farm is that the humans contractually volunteer and agree to be livestock under positive rights and laws, whereas these animals never had a choice.

And people think animals are dumb?

For instance, one might arrogantly say that they have the right to a “fair trial”. And yet not once does the consideration dawn upon men of good conscious that the trial itself is literally forced upon them by government. Thus, the “right” to a “fair” or “speedy” trial is in actuality a direct consequence of an oppressive government in the first place.

The police even tell you that “anything you say may be used against you” when they read you your “rights”. But how can this be your right? If you don’t have a choice about these rights, are they really rights?

It’s like living in a fantasy world, and each new idea creates a new twist to the plot that never has any actual ending, because the social media stops people from actually BEHEADING the queen or the Pope or the presidents and instead keeps us in a dream state of socially interconnected nonsense! Welcome to your self-created and perpetuated Matrix – Facebook, Infowars, Youtube
That is why social media was invented and so well funded by governments and corporations – not to connect the people to the world but to disconnect the people of our country by making them interconnected in their minds.

This is the Matrix

We are victims of our own ignorance and willful consent and compliance to the tyranny and oppression......



posted on Mar, 2 2013 @ 09:15 PM
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Originally posted by madenusa
These animal’s natural rights are only valid in as much as the farmer or rancher grants the same positive right to mirror their natural/negative rights.
But when slaughter-season comes around and the market-price for bacon goes up, the cows, pigs, and chickens learn real quick that any rights they may perceive as livestock (citizens) of that farm are certainly alienable and in no way inherent or permanent.
The cows only eat because the government (farmer) feeds them hey – thus the cows believe it is their natural right to have food brought to them every day by the farmer.
But the farmer is only acting under his own positive law, and in reality the cows have no natural rights. But they still believe…
The chickens may only have children (chicks) if the government (farmer) allows the hens to keep their eggs and hatch them.
Parenthood is a legal term under contract with the state (farm). But the farmer, under the positive law of his farm (his rules), overpowers the natural rights of the chickens and allows those unborn children of the chickens to be collected for sale to others.

The only difference between the cows, pigs, and chickens and that of the humans within the United States farm is that the humans contractually volunteer and agree to be livestock under positive rights and laws, whereas these animals never had a choice.

And people think animals are dumb?

For instance, one might arrogantly say that they have the right to a “fair trial”. And yet not once does the consideration dawn upon men of good conscious that the trial itself is literally forced upon them by government. Thus, the “right” to a “fair” or “speedy” trial is in actuality a direct consequence of an oppressive government in the first place.

The police even tell you that “anything you say may be used against you” when they read you your “rights”. But how can this be your right? If you don’t have a choice about these rights, are they really rights?

It’s like living in a fantasy world, and each new idea creates a new twist to the plot that never has any actual ending, because the social media stops people from actually BEHEADING the queen or the Pope or the presidents and instead keeps us in a dream state of socially interconnected nonsense! Welcome to your self-created and perpetuated Matrix – Facebook, Infowars, Youtube
That is why social media was invented and so well funded by governments and corporations – not to connect the people to the world but to disconnect the people of our country by making them interconnected in their minds.

This is the Matrix

We are victims of our own ignorance and willful consent and compliance to the tyranny and oppression......

YEP

If people will continue to be sheep

this is what they get


This job business has been going on for some time
I remember people being warned there would be a great lack of jobs in the future due to companies going overseas

but the sheep did nothing and now



posted on Mar, 2 2013 @ 09:19 PM
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Originally posted by lynxpilot
To the OP, I understand where you're coming from. I think your perspective is different than mine though. I took student loans while I was in university because my job was already lined up. Had I not been guaranteed that job after graduation, I never would have assumed the debt. Interest rate at that time was 9%. I was married during my studies, was forced to take 19-20 credit hours due to time constraints, my wife worked a retail management job for just over minimum wage, and I worked a highly skilled job for minimum wage. We lived paycheck to paycheck. We were often hungry and NEVER 'went out' or paid for entertainment. When I graduated and started getting a paycheck, I paid my student loan off bulk, fast as possible, still living paycheck to paycheck. I needed to get that dead horse off my back.

If times are rough, I wouldn't even consider paid entertainment (tv and internet). Walk or bus if you don't need a vehicle. Inexpensive foods (which by the way are usually healthier) and never eating out. If you've already got a gun, don't bother with another. And don't buy any more ammo than you plan on carrying long term, because if SHTF and you need your gun to survive, you'll be on the run. Chances are too that there's a professional out there who'll do you in anyway.

Is it really that bad? In my travels (my country count is about 30 now), I've seen people surviving on so much less than we have in the US, you would be embarrassed to complain. Look at your average welfare-collecting person in the US and see what they buy, what they drive, what smart phone they have, and then listen to their entitlement attitude, and realize that somebody has to pay for this. After seeing what people endure in other countries with absolutely no support from the state, I'm inclined to think we actually have it pretty good here in the good 'ol USA, even in the worst of times.

Mind you, I'm not railing against the fight against a tyranny (which we have) and a select few getting rich off of our toil and tax, but before you can complain about how bad things are with the intent of blaming the bad times on somebody else, you have to look at where you are channeling the resources you do have.


You are commendable. No worries about you. Glad you have your priorities straight. So few of us do. You will do well in life.



posted on Mar, 2 2013 @ 09:22 PM
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Just by way of suggestion, I think your grandmother should look into what is required to start her
own private investigations company, given her background, and make her own job; And then add you on as an investigator in training under her license; plenty of problems in this world to investigate and I have heard the money is good also.



posted on Mar, 2 2013 @ 09:23 PM
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20 years ago
this was predicted due to companies putting up business overseas and allowing illegals to take jobs

NOW the # has hit the fan

and the effects are fully coming out.

This is partially the people of this nations fault.
You people were warned years ago that companies were going overseas

but no one did a damn thing about it and allowed it to happen.

You continued to watch your sports , and bad tv programming while you could have been working with you local
and national leaders to stop the jobs from going overseas

Your generation has to take some blame for doing nothing.

Just like is a repeat today.


Unfortunately for me I was only 2 when this was going on. I petition and speak out to my local whomever about things believed needed to be done, but I'm afraid not as many of my age group are as intelligent or informed to be able to do so, or just follow in their parents footsteps and become the sheep they are and pay no attention to the matters at hand



posted on Mar, 2 2013 @ 09:24 PM
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Just wanted to pass on some information for you or anyone who may need assistance with medications. The pharmaceutical company that manufactures the drug(s) you need, may have a low income program that will provide you with the necessary meds at zero/little cost. These are income based programs. I'm currently unemployed and cannot afford my medications, but I researched this and went to the manufactures site and found the link that explains their program, downloaded the forms and sent them off with my income verification. My medications are now sent to me free of charge. There are several drug manufactures that are offering similar programs. I highly recommend it to anyone who needs medication but cannot afford to pay the retail price.



posted on Mar, 2 2013 @ 09:26 PM
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Originally posted by manta78
reply to post by XxkingofosirisxX2014
 


Just by way of suggestion, I think your grandmother should look into what is required to start her
own private investigations company, given her background, and make her own job; And then add you on as an investigator in training under her license; plenty of problems in this world to investigate and I have heard the money is good also.


Yea, that's a good suggestion, the only problem is, that takes money to start and there literally is none left to do anything with except survive on what we have.



posted on Mar, 2 2013 @ 09:30 PM
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I guess I could be doing better, but;


I have a degree.

I have no student loan debt due to scholarships and grants that were available when I was in college.

I have a job.

Thanks to (union-backed) seniority, I have very little to worry about when it comes to the possibility of being laid-off.

Thanks to privacy laws, my job can't be "out-sourced" out of the country, or to prison(slave) labor.

My retirement is (currently) guaranteed, and not subject to the whims of the stock market "casino".

In just over a year, thanks to the contract my union negotiated many years ago, my Medical Insurance premiums will be paid for the rest of my life. I will still have to cover the co-pays. (A massive heart attack years ago cost me $25.00 out of pocket, surgery included)

My car isn't new, or too fancy, but it's comfortable and reliable (which is more than I can say for the BMW I traded in when I bought the new car). It's not paid for, but it looks like it will out-last the car loan.

I bought my very first house last January. Got a 3.75% fixed rate, 30 year mortgage.
According to Zillow, my home has appreciated: it's now worth $6,000 more than it was worth when I bought it.

I live 2 miles from my office. Even if gas goes to $8 a gallon, it's still cheaper for me to drive to work than to ride the lite rail (the station for which is 2 blocks from my from door and, which would drop me off right in front of my office), and that's with my employer provided 80% discount on passes.


And then there's my friend, who works for a different firm, on the opposite side of our city: he just got a promotion to a positiont paying over $80,000 per year, and he just received a $9,000 bonus!

The dog!


Yeah, this economy really sucks.

NOT!



posted on Mar, 2 2013 @ 09:31 PM
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Meanwhile our wealth, productivity, land, property, and illusions of freedom and sovereignty are being sucked out of us..... but to swquack on websites and forums without actually doing anything.

This realization, it seems, is the true state of “waking up”.



posted on Mar, 2 2013 @ 09:31 PM
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Broke ,broke broke
Yes sir reeee



posted on Mar, 2 2013 @ 09:38 PM
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My family's hit a hard space too. It's pretty bad that whenever someone's making federal wages, they're still poor. They had to make budget cuts where my dad works and that led to mass lay offs and they cut overtime altogether. That overtime was enough extra to keep us afloat, not now. The way my mom calculated up the new budget, we can only spend half on food and she can't cut much else. With the way things are now, there'll be barely enough for food, to pay the bills, and taxes... But that leaves nothing else. So that means no one can get sick, hurt, need to go to the dentist, the cars can't break down, they have to magically go without oil changes, and the dogs can't go to the vet for check ups or ANYTHING so I honestly hope they stay healthy because it's just going to have to be too bad.

I in all my life haven't ever seen things this bad. It's honestly making me want to drop out of school to work fulltime so that I can give my money to my parents to help them. We won't be able to keep our heads above water for long. There's just this constant hopeless heavy hearted feeling going around and they're going to make even further cuts at my dad's work so he could get laid off too yet even though he's been working there for over thirty years.



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