Cow Pooling & What Would You do?
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We have a new surge in unemployment, and even without counting those who are excluded from the official numbers, 14.7 million are now jobless, the most since records dating back to 1948. Worse, for the first time since the Great Depression, every single job created after the prior recession has been wiped out.
We have industrial production falling at the same pace as it did in the early 1930s .... and global trade falling at twice the pace of the early 1930s.
We have California — the nation's most populous state, with the largest GDP and the greatest impact on the entire U.S. economy — collapsing.
We have consumers slashing their spending, small businesses laying off their workers, cities and states forced to gut their budgets.
We see the most radical government countermeasures in a 100 years, the biggest federal deficits in 200 years, plus the swiftest swings — from greed to fear and fear to greed — ever…what will we ever do?
>>>see below for some answer(s)…
Companies Offer Freebies to Unemployed
Desperate for business (or to create and maintain goodwill) more and more companies are encouraging you to buy their products because they have an unemployment guarantee. It started with Hyundai Assurance (now any buyer can also get gas for $1.49 a gallon for a year), and others are jumping on the bandwagon. Sears just announced a buyer protection program for major appliances costing $399 or more and charged to your Citi Sears card. If you lose your job after 60 days from purchase, they will rebate 1/12 of the appliance price per month of unemployment. Pfizer is offering 70 of its medications free to those who become unemployed after taking the pills for at least three months (and have no insurance). And Discover Bank is offering to waive penalties on a one-year CD if you lose your job…
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Cow Pooling Anyone?
Folks, tired of supermarket prices, especially for grass fed beef, have started going into together buy a side of natural beef. For the rest of the story, go to: time.com/cowpooling
Or to find food producers directly, visit:
Can you imagine…30 cents of every health care dollar spent in the US is wasted on unnecessary tests and treatments? No wonder our system is such a disaster.
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Contributions should be limited to 250-words (about one page) and we’ll be happy to include a short bio, your website, and photo if you like. The focus is on USABLE information. Send your ideas or complete story to me at: firstname.lastname@example.org
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Finally…What would you do if you were president of the United States? What solutions would you offer on such areas as the economy, putting people back to work, national energy policies, etc? Your answers will be posted on our FeedBack section of the site. Use the same address as above, but put “soundoff” in the subject line.
Yours for better living,
Bruce “the PoorMan”