Are .Americans,more.concerned? About. Their..Future?

Are every day .Citizens. Worried about. If they .will have enough money .? To . Pay their. Mortgage. And vehicle payments. And . Not HAVE TO CHOOSE. Between. Spending. Their . Retirement. . On just .Getting . By. ?

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Yes, I am, and have been for about 3.5 years. I’ve not been under this financial stress in my entire life.

It must be something wrong with me, though. I’m told everything is wonderful. Salaries are up (except mine- no raise is 5 years), inflation is down (except for the food and gas I buy), and we’re all doing great (except for the missing IRA I had to spend to survive the last 3.5 years of economic hell and now I can’t retire until I’m close to 70).

Seriously, I’m in a business that sells large capital equipment. Stratospheric interest rates affect more than just the housing market like the news would have you think. People can’t finance new industrial machinery, and it’s been very hard on our business. It strangles the whole economy, all so we can print more money for wars and student debt forgiveness (by the way, no one forgave mine, I phuckin paid them off, like I do all my debt) and visa cards for illegals.

If I wanted to move to a lower cost area, that’s difficult because I’d have to trade my 2.7% mortgage (that I got under Trump) for a 6.8% one, and not see any savings, just a worse house and more money going to the bank each month instead of my own equity.

Thanks, FJB. Great phuckin job.

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I knew on day 1 of Biden’s administration that it was going to be, not only bad but really bad. Not enough notice was paid to his day one Executive orders. When he shut down the pipeline. I know we here on the forums know this but not nearly enough attention was paid to it by the rest of the Country.

Transportation costs are baked into every single tangible thing we buy. Everything that is a tangible and/or fungible good that we use, has to be transported by a train, or ship and at some point, has to be transported by a gas and/or diesel vehicle. When fuel prices elevated due to Biden’s Executive Order, that price got immediately transferred to the end users. It was inevitable.

But now that these providers know we will pay these. I can assure you that prices will not come down even if Trump is elected and tells every energy company to “drill baby drill”.

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My bad, I was actually counting on getting back on track, or at least in an upward trajectory! They say there’s a pendulum at work, it has to swing in the opposite direction eventually! Or did the schmuck cut the rope?

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People should be worried about their financial future, because inflation and the risk of hyperinflation loom large. As economist Milton Friedman noted: “Inflation is always and everywhere a monetary phenomenon in the sense that it is and can be produced only by a more rapid increase in the quantity of money than in output.…”

In the US, the government does not run on tax receipts, but rather borrows and prints money to finance its social programs and military spending. That printed/borrowed money devalues the currency and creates inflation. There are lots of historical examples of nations that print money and then endure a bout of hyperinflation. Post WWI Germany and Venezuela are two examples.

An excellent treatise on inflation and government spending is the economic history of inflation/hyperinflation over 800 years by economic historians Carmen M. Reinhart and Kenneth S. Rogoff “This Time Is Different: Eight Centuries of Financial Folly” (2011). The story is always the same – governments print/borrow money to finance something believing that they can/will control the spending. They never do and the result is inflation that destroys savings and wealth.

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Maybe the Pendulum swung so hard to the Left it got stuck? (I’m not trying to be funny Scott)

Like some of you folk’s money now flows out faster than it comes in, It didn’t years ago but today’s future looks a tad grim if shite doesn’t change soon.
There is also no surplus of Guards these days, Everybody needs protection the only problem is clients are offering $10-20 LESS an hour and the Posts are friggin’ super dangerous now. I get calls ‘weekly’ to come back to the fold. No Sir, my days of taking risks are over (unless the offer is crazy good–which they aren’t) My airbase has had several ‘infiltrations’ in the last month! Because of my clearance .gov wants me back----you folks KNOW how I feel about that!
There are now brand spanking new signs "Use of deadly force is authorized’
And base Police (MP/SP) are now carrying AR’s and the dogs are back. They were usually…‘elsewhere’ now they are at the gates again. For a midsize base we have a sh** ton of traffic and ‘interesting’ departments. We are also (260) miles from da Border… weird times. We haven’t had this much ‘interest’ in our base the last (6) years, we’ve had in the last (3) months!
Makes me go :thinking: :thinking: :thinking: :thinking:

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I talked about this a bit over in the thread about the :ship: Hitting the :bridge_at_night: in Baltimore. I think that for at least the next 10-20 years ANY accident or non accident that results in major life or damage loss is going to be viewed through the prism of is this a terrorist attack. Because so much damage has been done to the social fabric of our Country, by this Administration.

This unending stream of illegals is going to have such harsh ramifications to what our Country is/will be. The sad thing is these assholes that so want to bring their messed up view of Socialist/Communist Nirvana to America, there’s lots of Countries in Europe they can go to live and be happy in. But there is nowhere else in the World that we can go to live a life of liberty and freedom such as we have in the USA. So this is it. If the USA goes the way of the Dodo Bird, that’s it. Ballgame. The Fat Lady Has Sung.

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Scott 52. Dir . Shumuck cut our throats with bitte. SIR . Thank you for YOUR SERVICE SIR. When BLM WAS DOING EVERYTHING BURNING DOWN COURT HOUSES AND POLICE STATIONS. And taking over cities. They were just protesting their rights . To destroy our country. And they never got treated like any one that . Was at the riot in .D.C. capitol where everyone were .scaring Mike pence. Haw haw what a pud. He was scared . And a traitor. To his PRESIDENT.?trump told his vice president not to count questionable… electoral votes. And . Pence. Did not . Do what his president . Told him . He could have taken them votes to the Supreme Court. Just like when president bush. And Al gore. !! And have the Supreme Court decided . When Florida. Was hanging Chads because the election was stolen. And no one was even close to being out of control like blm. And Areva. They. Were at the riot at the capital . And they had on red ball caps and took them off and walked away like nothing happened. And . If the election was not stolen . Sir do you know just how many Americans. Do not want to . Keep our freedom. I can understand if anyone voted for BITME. For president. But . SIR AFTER SEEING EVERYTHING THAT HE HAS DONE TO DESTROY THIS COUNTRY. . I . CAN NOT BELIEVE . THAT. Any one stays on A. SHIP… when its going down. And that’s our country. Sir. IF WE DONT . SEE ALL THE CRIMINALS. Bittme. And his son. They have . Over ran. Our country with . Foreign criminals. That . WE . WILL HAVE TO FIGHT. For our very LIVES. AND TEXAS. IS FIGHTING FOR OUR FREEDOMS. RIGHT NOW. AND MÉXICO. IS THREATENING. TEXAS. TEXAS IS THE VERY FIRST STATE TO . EVER. STAND ALONE. AGAINST. ANOTHER COUNTRY.MÉXICO :bangbang::feather::feather:. here is you and all our. PATRIOTS. A. ROOT BEER. Sir .:beer::beer::beer::beer::beer::beer::beer::beer::beer::beer::beer::beer::beer::beer::beer::beer::beer::beer::beer::beer::beer::heart::white_heart::blue_heart::chile::chile::chile::us::us::us::bangbang: AND . F.16’s. TEXAS HAS THEM. Just . FOR BITME. To. THREATEN. AMERICAN.:us:. CITIZENS WITH. F,16’s. IS TREASON. AND BITME. MEANS IT. WITH HIS NEW MILITARY. VENEZUELA :venezuela: BITMES. TROOPS. COMING ACROSS THE RIVER WITH . TEXAS. And . AND THEY ARE .SOLDIERS. Coming. IN TO THIS. COUNTRY. SIR. THEY ARE NOT FROM MÉXICO. They are . THE ENEMY. WITH HESBLA. IRAN :iran:. WE ALL BETTER WAKE UP. Sir. Love Bobby jean and Debbie ann and my puppies and. The dam. Horse :racehorse:

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ZAVIER-D Brother here is ya a root beer. :beer: sir. We are DEFINITELY IN IT. AND ITS A. WORLD. OF.SHITTf. SIR. STAY SHARP. Sir. :chile::chile::chile::us::us::us::feather::feather::heart::white_heart::blue_heart::100::100::100::beer::beer::beer::beer::beer::beer::cherry_blossom::cherry_blossom::cherry_blossom::dagger: Love Bobby jean and all I have .SIR. :feather::feather::100::bangbang:

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Don.102. Sir thank you for your service sir brother :us:. Here’s ya a Root Beer.SIR. :beer::beer::beer::beer::beer::beer::heart::white_heart::blue_heart::100::100::100::feather::feather::us::chile::dagger:.the enemy will show up before the election. Stay sharp. SIR. They are planning . SOMETHING FOR AMERICA :us: CITIZENS. You know .Z they will do anything bitme says.SIR. Bitme is A.DICKTATOR. AND HE ONLY WANTS TO BE PRESIDENT FOR JUST ONE TURM. Remember. HE SAID THAT ON VIDEO. MSMBC. Here’s a root beer. :beer: TEXAS IS HIRING. Americans for. Security. We Love You Sir. :beer::beer::beer::beer::beer::beer::dagger::beer::beer::beer::beer::beer::beer::chile::chile::chile::100:

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Scott 52. SIR. HAPPY EASTER SIR HERES YA A ROOT BEER :beer: SIR. THIS IS GOING TO BE A DISASTER. I AM DEFINITELY NOT LOOKING FORWARD TO WHAT IS HAPPENING. SIR I WILL NOT DENY WHAT IS HAPPENING . ANY ONE THAT DOES DENY THAT OUR COUNTRY IS BEING OVER RAN BY THE GOVERNMENT THEY ARE JUST TO AFRAID TO STAND UP . IF THEY HAVE . SO MUCH THEY JUST DON’T WANT TO LOSE IT . THEY ARE LOSING EVERYTHING NO MATTER . WE HAVE TO STAND . SIR. I WAS HIDING BEHIND. SAYING THAT I WAS STUPID AND DON.102 CALLED ME OUT . SO I CAN NO LONGER HIDE BEHIND . STUPID I .AM FEARLESS. THIS IS NOT THE TIME TO SAY THAT. BUT . I AM WHAT I AM I . DEFINITELY DO NOT AGREE WITH WHAT. This BITME. Has AN IS DOING. SO I AM Bobby jean. I WISH EVERYONE KNEW GOING ALONG IS NOT GOING TO SAVE THEIR FREEDOM.SIR LOVE YA SCOTT 52. SIR GOD BLESS YOU AND YOURS SIR. :chile::us::us::us:. :feather::feather::owl::chile::heart::white_heart::blue_heart::dizzy::zap::zap::dagger::beer:your root beer :beer: sir . Love Bobby jean and Debbie ann and my babies . And the DAM HORSE :racehorse: SIR STAY SHARP SIR :dizzy::100:

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Joseph 488. That is . SO WRONG SIR I KNOW SO MANY THAT HAVE WORKED FOR EVERY SINGLE THING THEY HAVE . And some have retired and have had to come back out of retirement to take two jobs and . Refinancing. There properties. Some even their mortgage on their HOME THE VERY HOME THEY PAID FOR YEARS AGO.AND THEY HAVE TO PAY FOR IT AGAIN . Sir I DON’T UNDERSTAND . BUT THEY HAVE HAD TO DO THIS SO THEY CAN STILL KEEP THEIR HOME. :bangbang: I KNOW SOME THAT HAVE HAD TO LET VEHICLES GO BACK. Because they don’t have the same . INCOME. And these are GOOD PEOPLE. WHO ARE NOW LIVING ON CREDIT CARDS . And chasing the Interesse. What they want for just using their credit…CARD TO HAVE FOOD. This is really happening. I WISH YOU THE BEST. I HOPE. We can CHANGE THIS AT THE BALLOT BOX. :ballot_box: with legal .VOTERS. American :us: citizens. SIR LOVE Bobby jean and Debbie ann and family SIR. Here’s a root beer :beer: SIR :chile::us::feather::feather::dagger:

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Thanks Brother. You’re right, too many people are having too hard a time making it financially. It didn’t need to be this way. Be well, BobbyJean!

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Joseph 488. JUST HANG IN THERE. YOU ARE NOT ALONE BROTHER. .THIS IS GOING TO . MAKE EVERYONE . SEE RED. EVERY THING IS TO. Expensive. AND. EVERY ONE IS FEELING . LIKE THEY. ARE UNDER WATER. . I WOULD NOT BE SURPRISED IF THE BOTTOM . DOES NOT FALL OUT. Love you brother. Try and STAY STRONG. The STATE OF THE UNION IS.WORST THAN . EVER. . At LEAST IN MY LIFE TIME. SIR THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE . We are all in this . TOGETHER. Love Bobby jean and Debbie ann . An puppies. :heart::white_heart::blue_heart::chile::us::feather::feather::dagger:here is ya a root beer.:beer::beer::beer::beer::beer::beer::smiling_face_with_three_hearts:SIR

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People all over the world are concerned.
The future isn’t ours to see.
One anomaly can put any one of us in world of hurt very quickly.
Pray. Hope and Don’t Worry

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I AM Praying and Hoping John
but I am seriously worried Brother
It was one thing to be fighting and killing Terrorists in
other parts of the World. Never in my wildest dreams
would I believe our own people would open up the gates of HELL
and INVITE all of Satan’s Armies in without a fight

.It’s going to be a BLOOD BATH!

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DOn102. Definitely . Renegade. Bobby jean. No WORRIES. Just sadness. SIR . That will pass . THE AMMUNITION.SIR. :feather::feather::heart::white_heart::blue_heart:.BASTARDS. SWAMP RATS :rat: :rat::rat::rat::rat::rat::rat::rat::rat::skull_and_crossbones: :rat: :skull_and_crossbones::fire::skull_and_crossbones::fire::us:SIR. BITME AND HILLAREY AND OBAMMA. They all. CAME TOGETHER TO SHOW. JUST WHAT THEY ARE . DICTARTORS. SIR. Drain THE SWAMP. The BLOODY SWAMP. :heart::heart::heart::white_heart::blue_heart::blue_heart::owl::feather::feather::dagger:here is ya Root.Beer. SIR LOVE . Ya Sir :beer::beer::beer::beer::beer::beer::dagger:

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John 292. I thought that was SO KOOL PRAY HOPE DONT WORRY.!!! DO YOU KNOW that DO NOT BE. AFRAID. IS IN THE BIBLE. 3,65. TIMES. THAT IS KOOL AS WELL GOD DOES NOT APROVE OF FEAR. I HAVE A BELT BUCKLE THAT SAYS DO NOT BE AFRAID FOR I AM WITH YOU .:bangbang:. I KNOW EVERYONE SAYS IF YOUR NOT AFRAID YOUR STUPID. And OUHER THINGS BUT . I HAVE NOT BEEN A AFRAID . FOR SO LONG WE CAN DECIDE AND WHEN YOU HAVE MADE UP YOUR MIND . NOTHING CAN CHANGE WHAT YOU BELIEVE. IF YOU BELIEVE YOU CAN DO SOMETHING YOU CAN DO IT I WAS JUST THINKING ABOUT THIS WHEN I READ WHAT YOU SAID THANK YOU BROTHER LOVE Bobby jean and Debbie ann she IS 71. To day. It’s her BIRTHDAY. And her stage 4, cancer has come back and she’s not AFRAID NEATHER AM I . I DEFINITELY HAVE BEEN . Talking to THE GRATE SPIRIT. FEAR HAS NOTHING TO DO WITH US. I just want to thank you for sharing that with us. WE ALL NEED ENCOURAGEMENT . Here’s ya a Root beer :beer: .Love Bobby jean and Debbie ann. Stay Sharp. Brother .SIR :chile::us::feather::feather::heart::white_heart::blue_heart::dagger::100::smiling_face_with_three_hearts::sparkles::dizzy:

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DON.102 SIR BROTHER HERES YA A ROOT BEER :beer: AND DO NOT WORRY . RENEGADES. AT YOUR SERVICE SIR. AND BROTHER GUNNERS. WE WILL .FEED THE FISH. WITH THE . AMERITES THEM BASTARDS THAT COME TO STEAL KILL AND DESTROY OUR COUNTRY. They are the M.F.,ers . THAT NEEDS TO BE AFRAID. This is our yard. I am a giver and I definitely have what they. Need. A free carpet RIDE TO HELL. Love ya Brother . Here’s an another Root Beer :beer::beer::beer::beer::beer::beer:. To calm down. Remember to breathe i for get some time. KAZ I’m thinking. And the enemy . BETTER START WORRYING WHEN I . AM THINKING. Woo HOO. Debbie ann is 71. Today so it’s Yeper her birthday :birthday: Love you :smiling_face_with_three_hearts: SIR STAY SHARP. Love Bobby jean and Debbie ann and The Babies. :chile::us::feather::feather::heart::white_heart::blue_heart::dagger::cherry_blossom:

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Scott 52. SIR I HOPE THAT BASTARD SHUMER BITME LEFT ENOUGH ROPE FOR. The TREASON HE HAS COMMITTED. Because we will be having a trial just as soon as we are all under FIRE. and being ATTACKED BY HIS PALS I THINK EVERYONE WILL BE IN AGREEMENT . When they are craping their pants. Because they DONT BELIEVE IN DEFENDING THEM SELVES. We all will be Defending our country . And all our differences will come to a screeching azz Halt HAW HAW I WOULD SAY LET THEM BLEED LIKE MICK JAGER OF THE ROOLIN STONES . Be we WILL NEED THE PASSAFUSIES TO CATCH BULLETS. Bastards. Love you sir Debbie ann is 71. Years old today so it’s her birthday . We love ya SIR THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE. :us:and Debbie ann going to get me a pitcher of your master peace . Made in a pitcher somewhere so I can have a small one of the towers on the wall she said they can do stuff like that . If ya don’t mind .SIR LOVE .Bobby jean and Debbie ann and puppies.SIR :chile::us::us::us::heart::white_heart::blue_heart::feather::feather::smiling_face_with_three_hearts:o here is ya a root beer :beer: SIR :beer::beer::beer::beer::beer::beer::dagger::smiling_face_with_three_hearts::smiling_face_with_three_hearts::smiling_face_with_three_hearts::bangbang:

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