It seems every time the PTB’s or someone that charges you on utilities this is always the way they want you to accept the higher cost. I often use the same measurement but to show how money can trickle through your fingers and perhaps having 4 Grande Lattes per month at Starbucks is a need rather than 50 pounds of flour or 20 pounds of rice. I think that is a choice and I’m only trying to show how cheap prepping can be if you work at it a bit. I don’t have a choice concerning my utilities. I can’t turn them off without the city condeming me for violations of a health/safety code. I’m in town I must pay for trash service, needed or not. I must buy a min. of city water needed or not. On property taxes, little Johnny can’t read or isn’t fed at home or teachers are struggling to make it on two to three times my yearly income.
I have reduced my my power usage becuase of cost. I don’t get a pat on the back for conserving, I get a hike in rates as the public utilities is not clearing the alloted profits because folks are conserving like they were asked to do. Same thing for water and trash as I recycle and don’t put out even an average 30 gallon trash bag of waste. The USA has a surplus of refined gasoline and is exporting it along with shutting down refinerys because of lack of demand. Yet the price is going up quickly.
Suburbs are built with streets as wide as a six lane highway and postage stamp yards and if you want to grow a garden or have a couple of chickens or dwarf goats you will be in violation of some code. Then the city planners wonder why they have a runoff/ storm water problem.
How are poor folks supposed to eat real, and wholesome food if they can’t grow it? I can’t afford in the organic section of my local megamart, or a Whole Foods that does not exist in my community. I don’t want food stamps or subsidies. I want to grow my own food! Provide my own power and depend on me and not the government!
I have 7 years in food service, 13 years in the military learning all about sanitaion and was a inspector as well as a field sanitation NCO. But I can’t sell a loaf of bread because of regulations that my kitchen is unsafe because it’s not an industrial/comercial kitchen. I don’t about you all but killing off potential customers is contra-indicated as a sustainable business model. But if you are Tyson foods and have lobbyists you can have you chickens swimming in feces and give them a little spritz with ammonia or bleach and everything is good. Heck google pink slime or watch chicken nugget be made on youtube. If that doesn’t scare you look into salmon farming or GMO getting the green light for food and they don’t need to let you know the food is GMO.
But it’s only $10.00 for you to pay this month or this year and next year. I really wish these bastards would stopp helping to improve my life. With my money.