Another “Surrounded” moment to be sure. The pattern is so very clear, wake up America, “the bell tolls for thee”.
It would be easy enough to dismiss this article written by Michael Snyder as just another doom and gloom story. Hey look around the stock market’s at 15,000, interest rates are still incredibly low, and the sun is still shinning.
All of that of course is true, but the fundamentals of the “game” have changed, and the trend line that has developed is not charting in the right direction. Opportunities lost, and we cannot escape the reality that everything in the universe is “connected”. What happens today will have ramifications tomorrow and years into the future.
As I’ve been saying on this Blog page, real change is only going to happen from the “bottom up”, not from the “top down”. We the people are going to have to work out the solutions to our “National” problems. And I encourage everyone to read the Blog Post; WILL AMERICANS BAIL OUT EACH OTHER. Ingenuity and JOBS are what is needed in America to affect and turn the negative trend line around.
Prosperity is not a God given “right”, we have to earn it, we have to work for it, and we have to “outsmart” the negative to claim the prize of prosperity. If the only jobs available are at such a low wage basis, how are people going to make their mortgage payments? How are people going to afford to live a healthy and satisfying life? This situation is the continuation of the 2008 financial train wreck in slow motion it is continuing.
The “American Made Stores” story is the answer to the cold realities brought out in this Michael Synder article, support the AMS effort, and get involved in any way you can. Remember in this situation we’re all in it together, and change can only happen “from the bottom up”.
Here are some quotes from the source article;
“In cities all across the country, workers stand on street corners, line up in alleys or wait in a neon-lit beauty salon for rickety vans to whisk them off to warehouses miles away. Some vans are so packed that to get to work, people must squat on milk crates, sit on the laps of passengers they do not know or sometimes lie on the floor, the other workers’ feet on top of them.
This is not Mexico. It is not Guatemala or Honduras. This is Chicago, New Jersey, Boston.”
And, ” But these are the types of jobs the U.S. economy is “creating” these days. Low paying part-time jobs are continually becoming a bigger part of the economy. This is one of the primary reasons why the middle class in America is shrinking.
You can’t support a family on what most of these part-time jobs pay. But our economy is not producing many high quality full-time jobs these days. The average quality of American jobs just continues to sink.
And, ” Many get by on minimum wage, renting rooms in rundown houses, eating dinners of beans and potatoes, and surviving on food banks and taxpayer-funded health care. They almost never get benefits and have little opportunity for advancement.
The following are 15 signs that the quality of jobs in America is going downhill really fast…