Get Ready To Rumble!!!!
INFLATION, WHAT F...ING INFLATION WE STUPID AMERICANS????
Our government tells us inflation is below 3% and gas prices fell in April....dat way no COLA increases.
But WTF is this:
KimberlyClark on Friday said it'll raise prices by 6% to 8% on paper producers, as it passes on the increased costs of raw materials and energy. Net selling prices for Huggies diapers, Pull-Ups training pants, Cottonelle and Scott bathroom tissue, Viva towels and Kleenex facial tissue, will increase July 20 to Aug. 31, 2008. The price changes vary by brand and in some cases by package count.
Gas over $4.00
Mommy, why am I crapping all over the floor because we can't afford diapers anymore? Not only that, we can't afford to drive to WalMart because there is no gas in the car.
Sweetie, it's OK, Uncle Ben tells us there is no inflation and President George says employment is high.....somebody forget to tell Mr. Pres dat you can't live anymore on $10 per hour and buy diapers at the same time.
You think this is funny. Pretty soon people are going to start stealing just to eat. You think I am joking?????
Last week I was reading about a realtor was robbed a bank to feed his family.
The problem is our country is not socially prepared for the rising poverty. I have travelled around the world and witnessed poverty at levels most American's can't fathom. The difference is that those countries have the social structure and awareness to deal with their conditions.
Most Americans have never had to make the choice between paying the utility bill or buying food....even those totally dependent on the government. That has been changing over the past year or so......at ever increasing rates where more and more Americans can't afford food clothing and shelter. The problem has really exacerbated over the past four months.
Now with companies, such as Ford and American Airlines, and practically everyone else for that matter, laying off hundreds of thousands of workers.....things may really head South.
We know that costs continue to rise and wages remain stagnant or are falling......now the question is how do we as a nation become socially and economically prepared for what is coming?