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No Jobs, No Money --> No Shit

Moneylenders and corporatists around the world are trying their darnedest to keep prices up - but they're fighting a losing battle...and that's a good thing because things won't get better for the average Joe until corporate industrialists start to hurt.

that's the beauty of the human economy. like it or not, those corporate parasites are tied to us workers by the umbilicus. If we have no jobs then we have no money to buy their shit.

and when we don't buy shit, the price of shit drops, putting hundreds of greedy corporations out of business.

Which is precisely what's happening as the economy grinds to a halt.

They may be able to cut our jobs unopposed by our so-called reps in congress. but neither they nor congress can force us to buy their dumb shit.

Consumer confidence, my ass.

The more Americans make do with less, the quicker these bastards drown in excess.

So, sit back and enjoy while retailers get buried in aisle after aisle of unwanted goods.

Pretty soon they'll be giving it away.

Prices in S. Fla. flat in April

The region's inflation rate in April was almost nil: Prices actually fell
slightly due to weak demand.
Transportation saw the biggest drop.

BY SCOTT ANDRON MiamiHerald.com

Inflation was practically nonexistent in South Florida in April, according to statistics released Friday.

The Miami-Fort Lauderdale area's annualized inflation rate for April was -0.3 percent, meaning that prices actually fell slightly due to weak demand.

Prices were up about 0.1 percent in April compared to February, the last time the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics measured inflation here.

Transportation saw the largest drop, down 12.2 percent from this time last year. The reason: Gasoline cost upward of $3.80 a gallon in April 2008, compared to about $2.30 now, according to AAA. Apparel also was down sharply, 11.3 percent.

Categories that increased include miscellaneous goods and services (6.4 percent), medical care (5.5 percent), recreation (4.3 percent), food and beverages (3.7 percent)and housing (2.4 percent).

The BLS uses a byzantine system for calculating housing costs, and lately, it hasn't matched reality in South Florida.

The national annualized inflation rate was -0.7 percent in April, according to the BLS.

The bureau publishes national inflation figures, known as the Consumer Price Index, every month.

''The bottom line on the CPI is that inflation is not likely to become a problem in 2009,'' wrote Wachovia economist Mark Vitner in a commentary on the numbers Friday morning.

``The overall CPI is the lowest it has been in more than 50 years.''

Don't forget, deflation is good!

Now, if only we can get rid of the credit economy. If everyone switched to a cash only payments, we can really make these bastards hurt.

Switch to cold hard cash and wrest control of our destinies out of their hands.

6 Comments:

At Sunday, May 17, 2009, Blogger Baba said...

Do we still not comprehend how this con works? You can stop buying; it wouldn't hurt one bit. In fact these greedy bast turds will be bailed out one by one and we'll get the check in the form of future taxes.

What a clever way to enslave the entire earth. Make money out of thin air, loan that to J6P who puts in his time, skill and labor to make something out of nothing. Bankers just laugh at the idiot, print some more paper, making it even more worthless. J6P can't pay the banker back cuz of all this inflation and banker takes over not only his work product but gets "bailed-out" by J6P's future income.

.. and here we are hoping for the price system to work its magic for the prices of plastic crap to fall. If Hayek were still alive even he'd oppose this notion.

 
At Sunday, May 17, 2009, Blogger Greg Bacon said...

So, sit back and enjoy while retailers get buried in aisle after aisle of unwanted goods.

Pretty soon they'll be giving it away.
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Everyone except Wal Mart. They'll use this depression to bury what's left of the competition.

Welcome to Wal Mart Nation.

No wonder Wal Mart's colors are blue and white.

 
At Sunday, May 17, 2009, Blogger qrswave said...

I didn't say that sitting back and watching prices fall was the solution to all our problems.

But, there is certainly something to be said for refusing to buy new things and forcing the entire economy for unnecessary goods to come crashing down.

That's a huge sector of the economy.

Of course, they still have us by the balls when it comes to consumables like food, water, energy and communications systems. That's why local farming is so crucial these days.

But anyway, "baba" you took a shot at the post but did not offer your own suggestion for who to fight these bastards.

 
At Sunday, May 17, 2009, Blogger Baba said...

People are not buying because they just don't have extra borrowed money; not because they've finally realized the big con.

Credit has been intentionally tightened up. The moment you loosen the credit tap you'd see suckers gathering round it like flies on shit. All will resume buying worthless plastic crap made in other countries without realizing that it takes away the livelihood of some of their fellow citizens.

Talks of some kind of a 'turnaround' or an invisible sucker punch to these demons are premature. We still have our balls in a vise and are way way too far from a critical mass of awakening or realization. The majority is still asleep; trusting their darling government to save them from those evil brown non-Christians in Overthereistan.

 
At Sunday, May 17, 2009, Blogger Greg Bacon said...

All will resume buying worthless plastic crap made in other countries without realizing that it takes away the livelihood of some of their fellow citizens. ------

It's in our genes, inserted there synthetically by the descendants of the goldsmiths.
Remember what Bush said the day after 9/11? Don't worry, go out and shop, we'll do the heavy work.

Shop till you drop.... dead from buying all that cheap, plastic shit from China and GMO food from Monsanto and Dupont.

Christmas should be called "Merry Conspicious Comsuption Day" since we've been programmed that buying some gifts for someone is the same as giving them love.

 
At Sunday, May 17, 2009, Blogger gr1m_reaper said...

We haven't done consumption day for a long time, and let me tell you how much better it is to be with your loved ones, to be thankful for what you do have, and keep the materials minimal. It really is the thought that counts, and our actions that matter.

=)

 

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