Gas prices up 45% in 5 years...just sayin'Submitted by PatriotsUnderGod on Thu, 04/04/2013 - 09:35
When 84 Lumber closed my store in Ann Arbor, Michigan some 5 years ago; essentially pulling out of the state altogether(which led me to run for state representative under the Constitution Party), I can remember paying $2.75/gallon BECAUSE I got so much crap from "family" as to how stupid I was to have a job 42 miles away.
Well, gas is bouncing between $3.89 - $4.11 now in the western suburbs of Chicago where I fled to find work...and...obviously silver has gone from $9/ounce to what it's at too...
Anyone want to weigh in on what else had INFLATED since Ron Paul entered his 2nd attempt at President? What was the dollar index back then, what was REAL unemployment, how much QE have we injected into the economy? How much has been printed and spent on bailouts?
Maybe our critics need a SHORT TERM picture where our imminent collapse, at exponential speed, hits home. My current service sector job, where I get a 1.5% raise annually is due for a new 4-year SEIU contract at the end of June...seeing what I see, I am going into contingency mode suspecting they could very easily knock us all down to 32 hour/week employees and dump our gold-plated health insurance to push us onto Obamacare well ahead of the 40% 'Cadillac' tax for us expendable janitors...who always have the looming threat of being replaced with either amnesty-recipients from south of the border who broke the law to get here, or as Newt Gingrich suggested in his 2008 campaign, the schoolkids...you know, because citizenship should no longer be 'free'
Thoughts from where you live and where it's going?