Entries Tagged ‘middle class’

The coming healthcare bubble

This affordable healthcare act is just the tip of an iceberg. The rest of the iceberg has been ignored for years, maybe even decades.

As far back as I can remember my health insurance premiums have gone up every year. Even has my wages stagnated for 20 years my health insurance has gone up.

When I was working for Kingwood cablevision I would get the yearly review around August, and the usual BS excuse that all the company could afford was a 2% raise. But at the same time the stockholders would get a nice dividend. During my review I told my supervisor that the raise would not cover the rise in health insurance premiums. My supervisor asked how I knew our healthcare premiums were going up? I told him they go up every January.

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The Writing Is On The Wall

The writing is on the wall, the United States is a on road of steady decline, and the U.S. government is preparing for widespread civil unrest.

Now for evidence to backup my statement:

China is Now the Biggest Trading Nation of the World – Forget trading with the United States.  Since the 1990s we have given our factories and our jobs to China.

The dollar is being replaced as the world currency – Now that China has the factories and the jobs, it’s just a matter of time before the before the Chinese yuan replaces the U.S. dollar.

What is the dollar backed by? A promise to repay our debt, and nothing more. What is going to happen when our debt grows to a point where it can not be repaid? Is the federal reserve going to print more money, which will fuel inflation?

The U.S. dollar is backed by nothing. Now its a matter of time before the rest of the world realizes that.

Homeland Security wants to buy more than 1.6 billion rounds of ammunition in the next four or five years – 1.6 billion rounds? How much ammunition do we need to fight a major conflict, say maybe with China?

Drones over U.S. soil – I sure hope those drones are being used in our war on drugs.

National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) – Just like what happened to Native Americans and Japanese Americans, get ready to be detained without due process, and as long as the government wants.

US Economy Shrank 0.1 Percent In Last Quarter 2012 – The largest shopping time of the year, and the economy shrinks?  Something is seriously wrong there.

Get Your Preps In Order

How does someone prepare for a slow decline? Wages have been stagnated since the 1990s while prices on everything else continue to go up.  The middle class is being forced into poverty, while our infrastructure collapses around us.

We are in a war of attrition with the wealthy, and sooner or later Wall Street is going to win.

Maybe homeland Security is buying ammunition for when the middle class finally collapses?  When people can not afford to buy food and pay rent, something will have to give.

US Economy Shrank 0.1 Percent In Last Quarter 2012

Surprise, surprise, surprise, the US economy shrank 0.1% in the last quarter of 2012. That 0.1% may not seem like a lot, but the real story its much worse then 0.1%.

Take these factors into consideration:

The economy shrank during the biggest spending time of the year – Thanksgiving and Christmas. If the economy shrank during Christmas, that says people do not have expendable income.Kevin Felts, blogger and survivalist

The economy shrank during one of the biggest panic buying phases in the firearms industry since the 1994 assault rifle ban.

Not only were people spending money on Christmas, but they were also buying all the guns, ammunition and magazines they could get their hands on,,,, and the economy still shrank.

One thing that caused a slowdown in the economy was a reduction in military spending.  The question I have to ask, why does government spending play such an important roll in the economy?  Maybe the government does not want the people to know how bad the economy really is?

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Republicans Are Isolating Voters

Kevin Felts, blogger and survivalistBy demanding tax breaks for the upper crust, and demanding spending cuts for everyone else, the republican party is isolating voters.

Business Insider said Republicans Are Economic Terrorists

As a Republican and Libertarian, I have to ask what are the party leaders thinking?

The nation has overspent since the arms race of cold war. Once the cold war was over, military spending continued to spiral out of control. Coupled with welfare and corporate welfare, we are broke. We are past broke, we are 16 trillion in debt, and climbing, or rather sinking.

Who in their right mind would argue against the rich paying their fair share?

Capital gains pays less taxes then regular income,

Companies like facebook and google can offshore to lower their tax burden,

But yet, everyday working people are taxed till it hurts.

The middle class is being taxed to death, and all the Republicans can think about it protecting the rich?

After obama won re-election, the Republican party needs to do some soul searching. Do they serve the people, or do they serve an elite few? The party has effectively isolated minorities, gays and now they are working on isolating the middle class.

How much does the Republican party expect the voters to put up with? Are we supposed to keep protecting the rich until there are only 2 classes left, the rich and the poor? If the economy keeps its present course, and taxes keep going up, the middle class is going to die.

Maybe, just maybe, the Republican party will be voted out before the middle class is taxed into the ground.

But then again, if the Republican party is voted out, that leaves only the democrats.

Maybe its time to vote in another party? Maybe its time to kick the two major parties out and get someone else in power?

Liberals are detrimental to national security

What if I told you there was a group out there that was undermining our national security? A group that was working together to weaken the nation and to drive us into debt. Well, its really two groups that work together. One group is the giver, the other group is the receiver.

After I tell you about these two groups, what would you be willing to do about it? Would you be willing to change the way you vote?

The two groups that are working together are the liberals, and the people on welfare.

Liberals

Lets start at the root of the problem, and those people are the liberals. These are the democrats, the people who think social programs such as welfare, government oversight, food stamps, public housing,,, are good ideas.

Lets not forget that bill clinton signed free trade agreements into law.

So not only do liberal democrats think putting people on the public dole is a good idea, but sending our jobs overseas is a good idea also.

Who pays for all of the social programs such as welfare and food stamps?

Its not the poor paying, they dont have any money.

Its not the rich paying, because they can buy influence with the law makers.

Its the middle class that ends up paying.

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Effects of Globalization on Global Conflicts

With tensions with china and the U.S. on the rise, what would happen if we went to war with china?

When you buy a product, do you read to label to see where it was made?  How many “made in china” products do you see?  I am willing to bet the majority of products you buy are made in china.

What do you think would happen if everything made in communist china was suddenly cut off from the U.S market?

Clothes, computer parts, shoes, toys,,,,, just about everything we consume is made in Asia.

What would stores like Best Buy and Walmart do without shipments of made in communist china products?  How would the public react if they could not buy the latest and greatest tech toys?  How would the auto industry react if they could not get parts?

How are we supposed to fight a war if we can not even make engines, transmissions, brake pads, computer chips, circuit boards and wheel bearings? How are we supposed to build ships without steel mills?

In the movie Patton starring George C. Scott, Patton made a comment that he knew the Germans were finished.  The Germans had been defeated because they were using horses and wagons instead of armored vehicles.

Think about that for a minute, Patton knew the Germans were defeated when the Germans could no longer manufacture or maintain their vehicles.

Since communist china makes a lot of parts for the U.S.auto industry, where does that leave us?  Will china only have to fight half a war?  1 – stop shipments of parts to the U.S.  2- destroy the limited manufacturing capability we have left.

National security has been sacrificed on the alter of free trade

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Human Cattle

Kevin Felts blogger and survivalistThis might piss some of you off, but too bad.  If you are a member of the middle class, you are nothing but human cattle.  And the bad part, you put yourself there.

The industrial revolution and the formation of unions gave rise to the middle class.

Free trade and unbridled capitalism will destroy the middle class.

One reason why the middle class developed is because companies were forced to pay a liveable wage.  A lack of skilled workers and collective bargaining through unions led to higher wages and benefits.

What happens when there is a surplus of labor, and companies can have their products built by cheap overseas labor? Do you really think the middle class will continue to exist?

Where do we lay the blame?

Do we blame the democrats? Do we blame the republicans? Both parties deserve equal blame for the economic situation the U.S. is in.

bill clinton promised not to sign NAFTA. What did the crawfish do after being elected? He signed NAFTA.

What kind of real change has obama brought to the nation? Mandated everyone purchase healthcare, signed into law that U.S. citizen can be held without due process. Which is nothing new. franklin roosevelt signed Executive Order 9066 that allowed Japanese-Americans to be held without due process.

obama signed the National Defense Authorization Act.

franklin roosevelt signed Executive Order 9066.

Joseph Stalin, Adolf Hitler, Mao Zedong and Vladimir Lenin were probably proud to see the U.S. adopt such socialist and communist ideas as detaining U.S. citizens without due process. After all, isn’t that what the nazis did to the Jews in world War II? Didn’t the nazis round up the Jews like cattle and send them to the camps?

Stalin and Hitler followed through with their plans. obama is being cut off at the pass by the U.S. supreme court.

Lets not forget the republicans and their crimes against humanity, such as using torture.

William Howard Taft (a republican) introduced the income tax. Everytime you pay your property tax or income tax, you can thank the piece of trash william howard taft.

What president in the past 50 years has not committed some kind of crime against humanity? What U.S. president in the past 100 years has not committed some kind of crime against humanity?

President Franklin D. Roosevelt signed Executive Order 6102 which forbid the hoarding of Gold Coin, Gold Bullion, and Gold Certificates. In other words, fdr stripped long term wealth from the U.S. population and handed it over to the banks.

Why are the major two parties a viable option?

Why does anyone vote for the democrat party? Why has anyone voted for the democrat party for the past 100 years?

After that piece of trash taft introduced the income tax, why has anyone voted for the republicans?

People vote for the same two parties over and over because they are afraid of real change.

If you want real change, vote like it

This means you vote for a political party besides the democrats and republicans.

Personally, I vote straight line Libertarian Party. After bill clinton did a flip-flop on nafta, I knew that regardless of what political party we voted into office, we would never have real change.

The only solution is to kick both parties out and start over.

How many times has the Libertarian Party raised your taxes? How many times has the v voted to take your rights away? How many times has the Libertarian Party voted to detain U.S. citizens without due process?

If you want the middle class to die, keep voting for the two major parties.  Until you vote for someone besides the democrats or the republicans, you will never have real change.