Wednesday, February 6, 2013

"Austerity is good for you"

"Austerity is good for you", will become a common slogan for the further decline of the United States.  For those that haven't heard, the USPS will stop Saturday deliveries this summer. The Postmaster General, who makes about $400,000 a year,  will surely feel the effects of his decision. Let me make myself crystal clear, I'm glad to see him making an awesome wage, but this isn't the main point.

The common man will see a future where we are dealt more taxation, fees, and product shrinkage. In conjunction with these creative ways to part us from our money, will be see our real earnings decrease through inflation and less work hours.

The media will churn out the Austerity propaganda in all it's forms such as this: "When the Post Office is in the red, we use green to put us in the black!" Oh, I can hear it now about how it is good for the environment. The carbon emissions from the idled postal vehicles,coupled with the workers cars should be enough for China to build another coal factory! 

Here is my main point : Get prepared and don't be caught off guard. Your masters, in their ivory towers, will make decisions that affect you. Mitigate their decisions by preparing for the hard times at this very moment. Get yourself squared away for lean times and cut the fat out of your budget.

Gather the resources for the coming storm.

Keep Right On Prepping - K


  1. Why and how is the USPS in debt?

    1. In 2005, the post office has no debt. In 2006, Congress passes the Postal Accountability and Enhancement Act, and immediately starts posting losses in the billions. Pre-funding of the postal employees retirement accounts was the main purpose of the bill. Combine that with paying bills by internet, social media (less letters), and reduced junk mail/advertising and it creates a major problems with a budget. Let's no also forget rising health care costs, gasoline, etc.... you get the idea.

    2. I figured it had something to do with retirement, the other I didn't think about. Thanks for the answer :)