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Thursday, April 17, 2008

Inflation Revolution

Speaking with a very close friend today I was reminded how cruel and absurd the cost of living in America is today. It’s getting to the point of no return and the government just does not see it. Whether you agree or not we have become a nation constantly screwing over the middle and lower class for the betterment of the upper classes. Dropping your change from the store in the Salvation Army Kettle no longer works to help the lower classes.

Most Americans drive hundreds of miles commuting back and forth from work each week and that cost is not offset by pay increases. The pass on of cost increases all across the board of every good we need or buy is reflected in the economics of oil and our dependence on it. No other product in this world has been so effective in its ability to destroy even the best of economic engines than the simple product pumped out of the ground at a cost of $2 per barrel. How it gets to $115 per barrel is an argument we could go over and over again on what the profiteers of the industry are doing with all of the ill gotten gains?

No matter how you look at it, Oil is the cause of our nations out of control inflation. Throw out the numbers from any main stream media outlet and government source. Look at your grocery cart and see three bags of groceries that cost three times what they did just a few years ago.

There is no better way to laugh about it than Victor Borge and his Inflationary Language routine…

Inflation is a funny topic when you think about it. It’s supply and demand but it is also greed. When it comes to the world oil markets it never looks pretty. When it comes to making the American economy move it is a vital statistic that proves out across the board.

It will take no more than an American uprising to end this madness where the cost of living is out of reach for all Americans. With the housing crisis, the cost of food, the cost of everything in order to simply live is beyond the point of regulatory justification. This nation is on the verge of revolution no matter how you look at it. Healthcare, housing, vehicles, tobacco, everything we do is taxed beyond acceptance and we the people had no say!

When our society regulates and justifies our protection from ourselves then we have lost the sight of freedom. We have lost what it is to be an American. That is a huge mistake.

American’s need to speak up and be angry with our government representatives. If you are reading this post then you can Google search your representative in the congress. Do you want to wait for gas to hit $5.00 per gallon before you say enough is enough or is that okay with you?

Maybe we the people need to mass on Washington D.C. and let them know we can’t take any more. We the people are the nation and we should never forget that fact. Then again, we could just bitch and moan about the insanity of the ever increasing cost of living.

At what point do the people say enough is enough? They say enough when they can’t feed their families simply because they are taxed or legislated out of existence. That is coming when the numbers of them verse us overwhelms the folks making all the rules.

Just something to think about. Write and email your Senator, Congressman and even the President. Tell them you can’t afford to live anymore. Tell them that you are fed up! Otherwise, grab your pitch fork and head for Washington D.C. and poke the bastards where they work.


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Anonymous Infidel753 said...

Perhaps if we switched over to using ethanol made from biomass grown on US territory, instead of growing food to export to countries that hate us while buying oil from countries that hate us even more, we wouldn't suffer from such problems.....

7:45 PM  
Blogger Papamoka said...

I have to agree with you on that Infidel. I've done several post on just that kind of technology.

5:11 AM  
Blogger B.J. said...

This grocery-prices inflation didn’t just sneak up on us. Prices have been steadily rising for two years and are directly related to the devaluation of the American dollar (same with oil prices). I have been saying for these two years that when people begin to starve, there will be a revolution. (It’s happened before, you know.)

The following quote addresses only a portion of your post, but I couldn’t help but think of it. I was reading critiques of the Debate on the 16th,, and this is how Katrina Vanden Heuvel of The Nation concludes hers:

“Tonight, (Charles) Gibson seemed shocked when the two candidates (Clinton and Obama) spoke of raising taxes on the very richest in this country. He seemed far more concerned about the Democratic candidates' proposal to raise the capital gains tax - and what he claimed would be the lost revenue - than the fact, as the New York Times' Steven Greenhouse reports in his new must-read book, ‘The Big Squeeze,’ that ‘since 1979, hourly earnings for 80 percent of American workers have risen by just 1 (percent), after inflation - at a time when the nation's economic pie is growing, but corporations, by and large, have not given their workers a bigger piece.’

“A one percent raise in almost 30 years? Still not bitter?”

12:30 PM  
Anonymous Infidel753 said...

since 1979, hourly earnings for 80 percent of American workers have risen by just 1 (percent), after inflation

Hmm. I get a 3% annual cost-of-living increase.

Of course, the place where I work has a union. Maybe there's some sort of valuable lesson in that for those 80%.

Starvation? I wouldn't hold your breath. So far, it doesn't even seem to have made a dent in the obesity epidemic.

1:40 PM  

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