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The Saga Continues....America Shutting Down

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January 22, 2010 – Comments (6)

COUNCIL BLUFFS — One meatpacking plant closing. One production shift ending. 1,930 jobs gone.

Just two days after John Morrell & Co. said that it would close its pork-processing plant in Sioux City, Iowa, Tyson Foods said Friday that it will end one shift at a Council Bluffs plant and shift some production to facilities in Tennessee and Texas.

The Morrell move, effective in April, eliminates about 1,450 jobs. Losing the second shift at the Tyson plant will lay off about 480 of its 1,300-member work force.

The second shift case-ready production at the Bluffs plant — which packages steaks, roasts, chops, ground beef and other items ready for the grocery meat case — likely will be ended March 22, Tyson said.

http://www.omaha.com/article/20100122/MONEY/701229833

Soon fewer and fewer will be able to afford to simply maintain a house.....much less buy one, purchase a car, afford insurance, or take a vacation.....simply eating and heating will be massive burdens for millions.

As the economy slows.....more and more will lose their jobs contracting tax receipts to such low levels that government will be unable to function in its present form....something will have to change or some event will force us to change.......my guess is it will be sooner than many anticipate.

Hawaii lost about 10 percent of its union-represented jobs in 2009 and the percentage of workers in labor unions also fell.

Sure Benny The B.....unemployment only rose a few percentage points last year.....and it is about to get much much higher.

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Keep dreaming my fellow fools.........soon you will wake up to the peceived nightmare that is reality.  But this too will pass......the only question now is how.......as it is not the end of the world, only the end of a world as you know it in preparation for something few can see at the present time.

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#1) On January 22, 2010 at 11:15 PM, alstry (36.24) wrote:

Ask yourself one simple question....what percentage of the current American workforce is really needed in a savings based economy?

You will be very surprised at the result if you actually do the calculations.

Soon you will understand the concept that demand is not material when there is little or no money.

 

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#2) On January 22, 2010 at 11:26 PM, Tacomatight (71.34) wrote:

"Hawaii lost about 10 percent of its union-represented jobs in 2009 and the percentage of workers in labor unions also fell."

Haha Alstry, you are about 30 years behind the curve as usual. Instead of just posting links research and think about what they mean. Unions are long dead. They started their demise long before I was born. Welcome to the late 20th Century!

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#3) On January 22, 2010 at 11:38 PM, alstry (36.24) wrote:

I agree unions are in trouble...so are government workers.....and workers in the finance industry, and heatlh care industry, and construction industry, and retail industry, and transporation industry.........just to name a few.

As I have stated, at least 50% of our current workforce will be eliminated under current zombulation policies....this is not conjecture, simply the mathematical conclusion of some very basic calcualtions.

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#4) On January 22, 2010 at 11:52 PM, alstry (36.24) wrote:

America IS shutting down....regardless of your perspective on Alstry........

Margarita's Mexican restaurant and Foot Locker have joined the growing list of vacant storefronts at downtown's Tower Place Mall.

Both companies closed their mall locations this week. Boxes of shoes had already been pulled from the shelves at Foot Locker Friday afternoon.

Music and movie retailer FYE announced earlier in January that it would liquidate by Jan. 31. Nine West women's shoe store closed early last week after offering discounts on its remaining inventory.

IT IS AMAZING HOW LITTLE AWARENESS AMERICA HAS OF ITS CONTRACTING CONDITION......MY GUESS IS THIS WILL CHANGE SOON.

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#5) On January 23, 2010 at 9:39 AM, dickseacup (67.13) wrote:

Government employment grew last year by 16k jobs, hitting 22,516,000 employees. Public-sector union members now outnumber private-sector union members by about 500k. The Democrat party, which has always been influenced by unions, is increasingly controlled by the public-sector unions who have a vested interest (read: conflict of interest) in not just maintaining the status quo, but expanding the government.

Unfortunately, for them, that is not a sustainable model. It is Ouroboros eating itself. The nearly $800B porkulus package the Democrat controlled congress passed last January (which they promised would hold unemployment at 8%) has done nothing but stabilize and protect public sector employment. It has not, and could not, by design, protect private sector employees.

The unwitting taxpayers are funding their own destruction and, by and large, have not gotten the first clue that they are being consumed right along with their so-called "public servants."

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#6) On January 23, 2010 at 12:09 PM, Entrepreneur58 (36.76) wrote:

Alstry, look at the bright side. 

According to the government, the US economy is growing almost as fast as China.  We are doing this despite continuing job losses and a record low in hours worked per week for those who still have jobs.  What this means is that workers are now much more productive than they have been in the past.  As productivity continues to grow, there will no longer be a need for anyone to have a job at all.  We can all retire as soon as we graduate from college and sit back and relax, travel, read a novel instead of going to work.  It may be difficult to get a tee time at the golf course, but by then they will have robots who play golf for us anyway so we don't have to.

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