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    Watch TSHTF right before your very eyes

    I'm starting to think that the chit will hit the fan slowly. Less jobs Less Jobs
    Higher prices Higher prices a little at time if TSHTF all at once the people would not stand for it.
    Let us not forget how good our government is at slipping it in slowly. Sooner or later the hungry
    sheep will do what ever they are told just for something to eat.-At the re-education camps

    hunger will over come fear every time
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    There are already less and less jobs.

    There are already higher prices across the board.

    It all picked up steam in January of 2009.

    That 6 1/2 year overseas trip you took must have been great. Welcome back to the United Socialist States of America!
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    People have a hard time remembering the good ole days before 2009.

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    Bureau of Labor Statistics Data
    Do you believe the numbers?
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    Approx. 92 million working age people in the US not in the workforce. Approx. 45 million people on food stamps. Approx 5% of the current workforce pay the vast majority of taxes. Just to name 3 issues...So yeah, I think there's a bit of a problem here.

    Unemployment goes down when you take 92 million people out of the equation;
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    I for one know that I do not believe the unemployment numbers. The way unemployment is defined people who did not actively look for work during the calculated period are not considered unemployed. Welfare, disability recipients are not counted as unemployed.
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    It would be great if we could start making our own stuff again. I think that would help our economy very much. I make tires for a living and I remember when we imposed punitive tariffs on Chinese made tires. Times were great at work. We were making as many as we could, hiring like crazy and expanding our plants. When the tariff expired everything went to crap. The import numbers went from around 950 million in imported tires in 2011 while the tariff was in effect up to over 2 billion last year after it expired. Then the layoffs and production curtailments came because they didn't need as many folks to keep up with demand for American made tires. Lots of good paying jobs were lost and I'm thankful mine wasn't one of them. That's just one part of the job sector... When we don't make our own goods money only leaves America. All the outsourcing and the agreements like NAFTA and CAFTA really screw us up. And the labor unions and bureaucratic red tape that add to the cost of doing business here.. So many companies moved plants to Mexico and central America that they are now one of the world's top makers of auto parts, tvs, etc. Then you have the Chinese working for 20 times less than Americans will. Companies like Levi Strauss, maytag, Sara lee, dell, ibm, and many others have moved away. Taking their jobs with them. They also take the support industry jobs as well. It's been happening for a long time. Slowly. Less jobs, higher prices like Budget said. Makes me sad. And that's just manufacturing jobs... It is helping contribute to the slow SHTF right in front of our eyes.

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    Excellent point Ark,

    Wasn't it the famous 3rd Party Presidential Candidate Ross Perot who said NAFTA would result in a giant sucking sound as all manufacturing left the US? He was right.

    On a separate note, as RPD tells us, "Life is too short to dance with ugly women".

    While I agree I will also add a different take on that quote; "Life is too short to buy cheap tires" So buy some good tires made by our very own Arklatex, you won't be disappointed.
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    Expanding on what Ark, and Slippy said, but from another point of view.
    When the housing bubble burst, it wasn't just contractors, home builders, and real estate agents who suffered.
    The plants that made the plumbing fixtures, the plants that made the water pipe and electrical wire, the lighting manufacturers, all suffered. So too those that made refrigerators, AC ductwork, sheetrock. Everything that goes into a house. Massive layoffs.
    And since everything you buy moves by truck at some point, the trucking industry really suffered. Many carriers went completely out of business.

    That was a time for SHTF for millions of people.
    In the building boom, our manufacturing/distribution facility had almost 30 people working 60 hours a week. And stayed perpetually behind in filling customer orders.
    Now at our facility there are 3 others plus myself. And I have time to post on this forum.
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    Quote Originally Posted by rice paddy daddy View Post
    Expanding on what Ark, and Slippy said, but from another point of view.
    When the housing bubble burst, it wasn't just contractors, home builders, and real estate agents who suffered.
    The plants that made the plumbing fixtures, the plants that made the water pipe and electrical wire, the lighting manufacturers, all suffered. So too those that made refrigerators, AC ductwork, sheetrock. Everything that goes into a house. Massive layoffs.
    And since everything you buy moves by truck at some point, the trucking industry really suffered. Many carriers went completely out of business.

    That was a time for SHTF for millions of people.
    In the building boom, our manufacturing/distribution facility had almost 30 people working 60 hours a week. And stayed perpetually behind in filling customer orders.
    Now at our facility there are 3 others plus myself. And I have time to post on this forum.

    When you build a home you put multiple trades to work;
    Excavators, Concrete/Foundation Workers, Framers, Roofers, Electricians, Plumbers, Drywallers, Carpet Manufacturers, Fixture Manufacturers, Finish Carpenters etc etc. This great country was built on many things, home construction was a HUGE part of it. From 1959 t0 2009 The US averaged over 1.5 million houses built per year and many years we exceeded 2 million new homes built.

    In 2009 we fell below 1 million for the first time in recorded US history and we hit a low of 500k homes in 2010.

    Today we are barely scratching 1.1 million housing starts and a higher % of those are multi-family homes. Build a custom home and you consume a heck of a lot more materials than a 1 bedroom apartment. One 5000 sq ft home counts as 1 housing start, same as one 600 sg ft apartment. And now more people are renting because they cannot qualify for a mortgage. (As well as an odd phenomenon regarding young people not wanting to live the home owner dream but thats a different thread)

    As RPD alludes, the industry capacity of various building products was geared toward a much higher level of construction. Company's and individual risk takers lost their collective butts when the mortgage crisis came to a head. All because foolish politicians got involved in getting unqualified people mortgages and backed them with yours and mine tax dollars.

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