I think the the PTBs are getting ready to negotiate an end to the “Shutdown/Debt ceiling” fiasco. It’s just Kabuki theater to them but they have to try and convince the masses that they really care about the country. Not their power and position. It has been enlightening to many people just how the PTBs will use and punish people in order to get whatever they want. You can see how they will attack the most vulnerable in order to put pressure on the citizens to demand the PTBs spend money. I don’t think it was coincidence that 60 Minutes decided to do a story of the fraud that goes on with SSDI. It’s a lot like the stories back in 2008/2009 about “funemployment” and the people who refused to pay their mortgage and lived in homes for free for years or the Obamaphone and EBT fraud. I believe a good 20% of people on these programs are committing fraud but no one gets prosecuted and the people who control the programs are encouraging the fraud. Nothing new just another divide and conquer game!
My hope is that people will do something to protect and prepare themselves against the PTBs. A few might, but the vast majority will probably go right back to being sheep if nothing bad happens to them personally. I will be called paranoid and a fear monger again even though math will eventually catch up with everyone. I believe being debt free is best, but there is sound economic advice to never have your monthly debt to income ratio to exceed 35% including your house payment! If you can’t get debt free right away make it a goal to get your debt down to 35% as your first goal then building a cash emergency fund instead of a credit card limit as an emergency fund.
There is to much debt in the the American system both public and private. Sooner or later that debt will have to be cleared away either through deflation or inflation as there is no real economic growth happening in the USA. Most of profits/growth is in paper not in real tangible goods and paper will fall to it’s intrinsic value of zero. But if you are debt free and invest in real tangible goods you know you need and use in the future. You can at least maintain your life and you can keep pace with whatever the economic collapse wil throw at you. Don’t play the game of debt the PTBs want you to play that make you a debt slave!
You got to go against the grain and be a contrarian if you want to be independent of the PTBs. That’s why the PTBs hate preppers, survivalists and militia because those folks are not dependent on the PTBs. Why have the PTBs encouraged people to go on SSDI, food stamps/EBT and welfare? Because then those folks become dependent and will do anything to keep the money flowing to themselves. Why did the PTBs add so much crap to the ADA (American’s with Disabilities Act) to make the disabled Kryptonite (lawsuits) to any employer? So the disabled become dependent on the PTBs and the PTBs score a PR coup about how “generous” they are (with taxpayers money not their own).
One thing I am sure of things will be changing in the future because the path we are on is unsustainable. I hope that we will return to a more free capitalistic system where someone like me can work for myself at what I’m good at and I can manage enough to pay my bills. Until that time I will keep working on getting prepared and more self-reliant and maybe someday in the future it will happen.