America Has A Shortage Of Baby Formula?
Crippling Inflation, Food Shortages, Gas Lines
Would It Be A Problem If We Talked About A Few Things That Are Top Of Mind For Middle Class Folks Like Us?
You grew up in a country that had surpluses of everything. So much food, the government paid farmers not to grow it. Or bought it and gave it to other countries. Or piled it up somewhere. Now you live in a country that cannot provide for her babies. Go. Try to buy baby formula. Good luck.
American education was so good, foreign students fought to study here. Colleges and universities got fat and happy charging full fare to foreign students. It was value for the money. Now schools pretend rigorous standards are simple oppression. There is an engineering school in Boston, called the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, MIT. You may have heard of it. MIT dropped its admission standards. No more standardized testing. MIT now has failing students. Lots of failing students. So many failing students that it just reinstated standardized testing. How oppressive! How obvious. How inevitable. Perhaps MIT should have learned from Harvard, another Boston school. “The median grade in Harvard College is indeed an A-. The most frequently awarded grade in Harvard College is actually a straight A.” says the Dean. That was in 2013. A more recent survey says that Harvard grades have gone up. By an additional half-grade! How is that even possible? Who knows? Who cares? Everybody feels better so it’s OK!
Do you remember the anti-war folks? People who were opposed to war on principle? “Dissent is the highest form of patriotism!” they said. They say a lot of things. What happened to those guys? Seems like now there is a war they can support. With billions of your money. Hmmm. Turns out they were never really anti-war. They were just on the other side. Feels strange to hear them agree with you now, doesn’t it? Makes you wonder what they’re up to…
Regular folks are drowning in higher prices. 40-year highs. Why all the newspaper, TV news happy talk? Inflation at the store went from an ungodly 8.5% to an excruciating 8.3%. Wholesale inflation from 11.5% to 11%. They think this is progress. When you are drowning, does it matter whether the water is 8½ feet over your head or only 8⅓ feet? Why are they trying to deceive you? Why won’t they tell the truth?
Don’t look now, but your retirement savings are tanking, too. Thank you, Wall Street. Look on the bright side! With skyrocketing interest rates, someday soon you might see a worthwhile CD. Even the New York Times and Washington Post admit the infant formula shortage. According to the Post, “The shortage ‘has been compounded by supply chain challenges, product recalls and historic inflation’.” “As of last week, formula stockpiles were 43 percent lower than normal”. You are not asleep, this is not a nightmare. You are wide awake. This is real: In America, American reporters force feed corporate-speak to explain why American babies do not have food. In America. Some people think this is just great. You deserve it. But why is that OK with you? According to the Associated Press: “The Biden administration is canceling three oil and gas lease sales scheduled in the Gulf of Mexico and off the coast of Alaska, removing millions of acres from possible drilling as U.S. gas prices reach record highs.” No comment. Nuff said. Is reality biting hard enough yet?
What about violent crime wave, Supreme Court leaks, employment woes, tax increases, student loan cancellations, border issues, COVID, and other unpleasant topics? No room.
There Is Nothing Wrong With America That Cannot Be Fixed, Quickly, If Americans Will Start Acting Like Americans
You know there are millions of ways out of this mess. The tried-and-true American way. You. Your friends and neighbors. Folks you go to church with. All part of the solution. Hopeful signs are there. School board elections. Growing recognition that something has gone horribly wrong. And now is time to fix it.
Pendulums swing back and forth, good and bad. When things are going your way, it is hard to remember the negatives. When things are going the other way, it is hard to remember the positives. Americans do not wait for magical changes. Americans make the changes happen. It is truly up to you. And you have to act.
Can You Be A Force For Good If You Die Broke?
Does Death Planning Champion Your Values?
Do You Want Government Bureaucrats Deciding Your Care?
Should You Throw Your Lifesavings Out The Window?
Conventional estate planning supposedly avoids probate and dumps your leftover stuff on the kids. After you die. Don’t they care what happens to you while you are still alive? Stupid.
Is it ridiculous to see that most estate planning fails? Do you reject the facts: the overwhelming majority of us will need long-term skilled care? 70% of us. Three years on average. More for some. Do you doubt we will go broke paying for it? Are you surprised that thousands of properties are lost to pay for long-term care? Cottage – poof! Centennial Farm – whsssht! Hunting property – flussssh! Homestead – pffft! Why is your estate planner hurting you and your family? Evil intent? Stupidity? Just does not know? LifePlanning™ defeats Nursing Home Poverty. Keep your stuff. Get the care you have already paid for. Good for you. Good for your family. Good example for society, When my mother suffered from the dementia which led to her death, over 10 years ago, my parents’ estate plan preserved their home and lifesavings. Mom’s months in the nursing home did not mean Dad’s impoverishment. Dad lived his last years without anxiety, enjoying security and peace of mind.
Is Now A Bad Time For A Real Solution?
Perhaps you think you already have all the answers. Maybe you deny there’s any problem. Do you even believe in the passage of time or its effects on you? Peace of mind and financial security are waiting for everyone who practices LifePlanning™. You know that peace only begins with financial security. Are legal documents the most important? Is avoiding probate the best you can do for yourself or your loved ones? Is family about inheritance? Or are these things only significant to support the foundation of your family? Do you think finding the best care is easy? Do you want to get lost in the overwhelming flood of claims and promises? Or would you like straight answers? Well, here you are. Now you know. No excuses. Get the information, insight, inspiration. It is your turn. Ignore the message? Invite poverty? Or get the freely offered information. To make wise decisions. For you. For your loved ones. The LifePlan™ Workshop has been the first step on the path to security and peace for thousands of families. Why not your family?