Yeah, “government” ain’t so bad, huh? They just wanna make rescuing people without a permit, ILLEGAL! How absolutely ABSURD do things have to get before people wake up? Share this everywhere.
The prudent will stock a deep larder using home canning, dehydrating, vacuum dry packing, salting, smoking and a goodly supply of commercial long term storage foods.
Regional events elsewhere suggest survival will be a more intense version of life itself, a marathon of hard work and routine, with occasional run-ins with dangerous people. As the well known and obvious truth has it, “there’s no long term without the short term”. Those who make it through the first year okay, and who use that year well, have the best shot at surviving the storm altogether.
Why Do Americans Have Such High Incomes and So Little Savings?
Americans “Can’t Afford” To Save Money?
It is common for advocates of greater government intervention to claim that Americans don’t save more because they “can’t afford to.” This is no doubt true in some cases, but Americans at all income levels have long demonstrated a significant fondness for spending money on non-essential consumer products such as nicer houses, bigger cars, and branded college educations.
Saying that people can’t afford to save in 21st century America is nothing less than a cop-out as even Derek Thompson at The Atlantic admits:
But the poor can save more money, and it’s not offensive to suggest so. It’s clear that millions of lower-income people can collectively devote tens of billions of dollars to an investment vehicle that holds the promise of future wealth. They already do: The lottery is a $70 billion government-financing initiative disproportionately funded by the poor. This is politically vile, but it is also an indication that low-income people see lotteries as a kind of savings vehicle. Rather than put $200 per year away in a low-risk, low-reward savings account, some put $200 into high-risk, high-reward lottery tickets.
It is crude yet important to point out that if America’s middle-class and poor were cheaper with their money, they would be richer.
But, in the end, even Thompson falls into the same old trap: Americans would save more if only the government spent more money on social programs. The problem is, the US is already comparable to Norway, New Zealand, and Canada in terms of social spending, while Americans still show little interest in saving. It could be that just maybe government can’t solve all our problems after all.
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Todd Savage, who runs Survival Retreat Consulting in Sandpoint, Idaho, works with the more usual sort of client: political migrants who rail against “morally corrupt” nanny government elsewhere. He does a brisk business helping them set up their food-producing fortress-homesteads. Staff train clients in defensive landscaping, how to repel an assault on their property with firearms, and the erection of structures “hardened” to withstand forced entry and chemical, biological, radiological or explosive attack.