You will soon see the proof

@Arkie69 (2156)
United States
March 14, 2009 12:17pm CST
You will soon see the proof that no mater what Obama does the unemployment rate will continue to increase. Only the workers that are producing the things we must have to survive have any job security at all. Even a lot of them will loose their jobs for the simple reason a lot of people can no longer afford to buy everything they need. I know my family has had to cut back on the different things we were buying. We find it hard now to just buy the food we need after paying all the other bills. You will see a lot more companies going out of business. Our economy is going to hit bottom come he** or high water and no one is going to stop it. Art
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@Taskr36 (13924)
• United States
14 Mar 09
Well there's some sunshine to keep us all warm and happy. You're wrong about the idea that only those producing necessities have job security. I'm a librarian and I actually have pretty solid job security. You are probably unaware of this, but library activity across the country has been booming since the recession. People come here constantly to use the computers, apply for welfare, and job hunt. I actually have quite a bit of job security here. I'm sure there are other industries doing alright despite the recession. Just thinking that production will survive isn't really looking at the big picture.
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• United States
14 Mar 09
I know a lot more people are borrowing books rather than buying them because they cant afford it anymore. And I see a lot more computer use, also. I spend most of my free time at the library, usually on the computer, trying to earn a few extra bucks to pay for gas.
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@sudalunts (5526)
• United States
14 Mar 09
I'm inclined to agree with you. I have been out of work since June of last year. My husband is not working, he took a job in October and was let go in December. I am falling fast. My bills are past due, I am receiving shut off notices, and even there is a probability that I will have to go to court for one bill at this time. I explain and explain that I am out of work, but it doesn't matter, everyone wants their money, it is understandable, but when you do not have it what are you to do. In the meantime, we are living off of my unemployment, and that is not enough to cover everything. I cry now out of fear more than I ever have before. I have always paid my bills on time, and now that I can not do it, I am feeling pretty rotten. I have no idea when this is going to end, but like you, I think it will get worse before it gets better. I can't believe there are no programs I qualify for. I was looking at TV and a lady that was scammed by Madoff claims to be on food stamps. How does she qualify?????? She had millions of dollars to invest and now she has nothing, what did she do, everytime she got money she gave it to him, in order to be stone cold broke now. I don't get it. I really need help and fast. I hope things are going well in your household, I wouldn't wish my situation on my worst enemy.
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• Australia
15 Mar 09
The same thing has happened in Australia. We have gone into massive deficit with the last year's budget i nan attempt to keep unemployment under control. We were at all time lows of 4.1% unemployment but we are already back up to 5.1%, with many large businesses opting to move overseas. The predicted rate of unemployment over the next 3 years is that it will climb to over 12%. This is not looking good for our country which relies on exports in a number of industries, especially farming, coal, iron, other ores, and cars.
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• Canada
14 Mar 09
Yes dear you are real correct it is real bad time for everyone in every corner of the world...., people is worst is yet to come and some says it will take one to two more years... It is real hard to cut budget and change our shopping and eating habits too.
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@dlr297 (5418)
• United States
14 Mar 09
I agree with you it is going to get a whole lot worst before it starts to get better. My husband is a drywall contractor, and he has been out of work since October. And All of 2008 it was very slow. We have cut out all the things that we really did not need like the cell phones, garbage pick up---we take it to the dump ourselves. Cable tv, the next thing that will go is my internet connection, I hope that it does not come down to that but that is the next thing to go. I am just hoping that the electric will start to go down because we have not been using as much heat because the weather is getting warmer.
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@spalladino (17924)
• United States
16 Mar 09
Just as it takes time to lose weight after you gain too much, it takes time for a bad economy to start to turn around. We've been hit pretty hard by foreclosures down here in Florida and have a pretty high unemployment rate statewide but that doesn't mean that there aren't pockets of recovery. I live in a rural part of south central Florida...probably the last place one would expect to see economic recovery but we're seeing it. There are two large commercial building projects in progress which have put people to work. Most of the units have already been leased. There is also a huge inland port project in the works which will be located just north of our little town and will bring increased business to existing ones, such as local trucking and the railroad. It will also provide jobs to hundreds as the facilities are built and miles of canals widened and dredged. Major corporations are planning to build warehouse facilities at or near the port and our little local airport is planning for an increase in air traffic, too. Economic recovery is not going to happen in every location at the same time but, as things start to improve, they should continue to approve.
@Arkie69 (2156)
• United States
16 Mar 09
You are very lucky to have the construction type projects going on.This is exactly what I am saying. This kind of jobs has nothing to do with the production of consumer goods. This is the kind of thing Obama should be doing but I doubt very seriously if he will. This is exactly the kind of jobs that were the result of the WPA, CC Camps and WWII that brought us out of the last depression. Your people that are working these construction jobs will continue to buy the consumer goods and that will help the entire area. Our construction here has all but completely shut down. Very little building of any kind is going on. If Obama had not been been in such an all fired hurry to sign something into law and put all these trillions into projects like your talking about we wouldn't be in the mess we are now. Now all that money is gone and we will see very little come back from it. You can be sure the companies in your area that produce or sell consumer goods are in better shape than they are here. Retail sales are down real bad around here. Art
@spalladino (17924)
• United States
16 Mar 09
I have seen two reports on the national news so far this morning about other projects that have started which are putting people back to work. The last one caught my attention because it's in Maryland where I'm originally from. They're road projects which have put many folks who were laid off back to work...so far 350 have been recalled. The owner of the company working on this project said that his company is bidding on 19 other projects and that 13 of those are the direct result of the stimulus program...otherwise he'd only be bidding on 6 jobs. There will be a trickle down effect as more laid off employees are rehired as well as new ones hired because those families will be able to spend again. Another report I saw indicated that because people are holding off on buying new cars, automotive repair facilities are seeing an increase in business as people are forced to maintain the vehicles they have. This trickles down to auto parts suppliers and parts delivery jobs, too.