The Economic Recovery Failed Us: Food Shortages, High Unemployment Rates, 43.6 Million On Food Stamps
Food shortages, unemployment, 43¬†million on food stamps… and they say we are in a recovery period?¬† People, it is just beginning.¬†
In, Now is the Time to Redouble Your Families Preparedness Efforts an article written for SHTF Plan,¬†I urged readers to begin preparing for harder times.¬† Despite, sneers and snickers by disbelieving friends and family members, many of us continue to press on with our preparedness efforts.¬† We see the signs and know that hard times are¬†on the horizon.
In the above mentioned article,¬†economic signs of a failing economy were discussed, and instead of acceptance of the problem at hand,¬†many citizens turned a blind eye because they did not want to end their complacent existence.
Our terminally ill economy is just another symptom of the much larger problem that looms in the distance.¬† We have all heard whispers of a global food crisis.¬† In fact,¬†in the past 3 months food prices such as¬†wheat, sugar, and¬†coffee have all¬†increased exponentially¬†due to failed crop seasons and the monetary stimulus being pumped into the economy by the Federal Reserve.¬† These¬†symptoms that have reared their ugly heads¬†are the beginning of the end – the end of¬†the carefree¬†American existence and the birth (and reality)¬†of harder times…
You must begin preparing for your family‚Äôs future.¬†¬†Investing in hard¬†assets such as sugar, flour, silver will sustain a family in times when they may need it the most.¬† Start researching to understand the basic premise of preparing for disasters.¬† Most¬†American households are feeling the effects of the Great Recession‚Ä¶ ahem Depression.¬†¬†A large percentage of households are already¬†living below poverty line, and more are to follow…¬†¬†
A year and a half ago,¬†the government announced that America is in a recovery period.¬† There was no need to worry anymore because Washington had everything under control.¬† Perhaps the government withheld a few¬†minor details.¬† It seems that a percentage of the citizens in this country are still feeling the economic burn.¬†
In a report by the U.S. Dept. of Agriculture, 43 million citizens continue to use the food stamps program.¬† In other words, more than 14% of the American population cannot afford to buy food without assistance from government programs (Source).¬†
Those¬†that have prepared¬†realized early¬†on that they could survive more abundantly by mimicking our pioneer ancestors way of life.¬† They have also¬†learned ways to simplify their lives and their finances, and learned essential skills.¬† There is no doubt that each and every one of you have noticed your budgets dwindling little by little each year.¬† It is becoming more difficult to stretch a dollar.¬†¬†Now is time to accept the problem at hand and prepare for it.¬†
Prepare by starting a short term food supply.¬† FEMA recommends having a two week food supply in the event that an unforeseen emergency occurs.¬† Even though many consider emergency preparation to¬†be weather related, any unforeseen disaster such as unemployment can be also be classified as an emergency.¬† Start investing in gallons of water and non-perishable food items.¬† From there, you can begin investing in other emergency needs that suit your basic needs.¬† Challenge family members to begin their own preparedness efforts by doing a Preparedness Challenge for 30 Days.¬† You will be surprised how much you accumulate in 30 days time.
You know what your family needs to thrive during a disaster.¬† Start investing in those needed items and buy in bulk quantities.¬† The more you have, the more prepared you will be when you need those items the most.
(To read a beginner‚Äôs guide to prepping. click here and here).
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Author: Tess Pennington
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Date: February 4th, 2011
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