Saturday, January 17, 2009

Bailout package for courier services and logistics companies

Man, this thing is a mess. I am reading a story on Excite News about Circuit City closing its 567 US stores which will send 34,000 people to the unemployment line. That is THIRTY-FOUR THOUSAND more people without a job!

Not to mention KB Toys, Linens 'N Things and Mervyn's. All of those stores are closing also. Wow, my mom worked at the 5th Mervyn's store in California in the early 1970's. Now they are gone.

Oh, I just read one more... Hertz Car Rental Company is going to layoff 4,000 employees.

All of this while congress starts their new year with another 2.8% cost of living salary increase.

So, here is my question... where did the $800 Billion go? I bet nobody really knows. My guess is that most of it went into somebodies pocket. You just know when the government throws out almost a trillion dollars, somebody is going to get rich. There is a major money grab and power grab going on in DC.

That $800 billion obviously isn't helping the people that used to work at KB Toys, Linens 'N Things, Hertz and Mervyn's. I can't even get into the economics of how there really isn't $800 billion. The government is just making new money out of thin air which makes all your money worth less. So, the $800 billion "stimulus" package is really just a tax increase on you and I.

How about instead of giving a trillion dollars to all the bankers that put us in this mess, they give that money to the people that actually produce wealth and prosperity for this great country. I'm sure the 34,000 ex-employees of KB Toys would appreciate a bailout.

How about the industry that gets product from one place to another. Yes, the truckers, expediters, couriers, messengers, delivery drivers, etc.

Sorry, this post is such a ramble. I just woke up and started typing. But, doesn't this stuff make you mad. Our elected politicians are selling our country to China right before our eyes. We're not going to have to worry about a future war with China because pretty soon they will own us.

Forget about learning Spanish. We all need to learn Chinese.


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kb said...

very mad indeed

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