DUMP THE DISABLED??? Let them eat pancakes!!!!!
Welcome to Zombuation Nation....where you begin to FEEL after 11.10.9 when you are being told the Recession is OVER!!!!!
TOLEDO, Ohio -- Robert Ertle, 30, has cerebral palsy and can't walk. But he can assemble car parts at a special table designed for him. After one of his frequent brain operations, he's apt to argue with his mother, Dawn Cleveland, that he should go back to work immediately.
"I like to be busy," he says.
Mr. Ertle works for Lott Industries, a nonprofit organization that trains adults with developmental disabilities to do light assembly work and other tasks. In 1993, Lott became the only program of its kind to earn the auto industry's prestigious Quality One supplier award.
Now, Lott and its 1,200 workers are in danger of becoming another casualty of recession. Seven major contracts vanished in late 2007, representing 80% of its business, when Ford Motor Co. closed a nearby stamping plant. Next, in 2008, went the General Motors contract for truck transmission parts. Earlier this year, business with a Honda parts supplier dropped off. Cleaning and other nonautomotive work also dried up as companies brought those functions back in-house to keep their own employees busy.
Despite the Detroit inroads, Lott's ranks are stalled as workers cope with pay cuts and a murky future. Because Lott is classified as a training organization, they do not qualify for unemployment. New gigs aren't likely to materialize soon, due to intense competition in the Toledo area. The city's jobless rate stands above 12%.
Joan Uhl Browne, Lott's president, wakes up in the middle of the night thinking "Oh my God, what am I going to do? It's not like other places where you risk your job and reputation if you mess up," she says. "Here if I screw up, I mess up a lot of people's lives."
Dumping the disabled.......millions living on the streets or in tents.....tens of millions unemployed, underemployed and suffering massive wage cuts, business shutting down, police and firefighters being fired despite crime increasing......while we bail out insolvent bankers and cut off credit to citizens, small business, and state and local government zombulating society.
Think of it as a see-saw.....each day more and more move from the world as you knew it to the Zombulation Nation side........when enough move, the see-saw tips the other way........when that happens, the revolution begins because too many have too little and we as a nation are not structured for massive poverty.
We need high employment to sustain government, our health care system, and our massive real estate/financial infastructure with high tax base.
Remember, in The Great Depression....government was a very small part of our economy. Today, it is responsible for OVER half GDP factoring the mulitiplier effect. Government directly employs over 20,000,000 people and tens of millions derivitively. The world we know it is a world of high employment driving high tax receipts to government....now tax receipts are evaporating and government is shutting down due to declining revenues.
A HUGE TENSION IS ABOUT TO DEVELOP BETWEEN TAXPAYERS' DWINDING RESOURCES AND GOVERNMENT INCREASING NEED FOR FUNDS......IT WILL BE VERY CONVULSIVE AND A SITUATION THAT HAS NEVER EXISTED BEFORE IN AMERICAN HISTORY.
Soon very few will have any money to pay taxes and eat at the same time...especially if there is inflation.
Remember Fools, it is not the end of the world nor is it doom and gloom, simply the end of a world as you know it.
The intelligent investor will be the one that figures out what the new world will be.........welcome to change we can believe in.....and it will be a change that few will be able to anticipate.
Now more and more of you will begin to appreciate Alstrynomics....it was inevitable as you begin to feel.
Now the question is what to invest in as we proceed through this period of revolutionary change????
How about electric pancake makers and flat screen tvs???