I am 29 years old and live in America. I was born in Los Angeles, grew up with two parents (who haven’t gotten divorced) that both have college educations and raised me to never depend on the government to get by.
Over the past couple of years as I have struggled to keep business’ going and find new ways to create jobs and security for myself and people I work with. I can’t help but notice the decaying archaic system that we live in.
First let’s do some comparisons.
In 1970, a year of tuition at a public university cost was $1207 and the most recent year of data available, 2007, a year of tuition at a public university cost $11,034. That represents an annual average increase of 6.2%, which, if you applied it to the 2007 price, gives you an estimated 2010 cost of a year of education as being $13,216. That’s a 994% increase in the cost of a four-year degree.
The median price of a home sold in the United States in January 1970 was $23,600. The median price of a home sold in the United States in January 2011 was $240,100. That’s an increase of 917%, one on par with the jump in education prices. If you live in California, you will be able to pay off your house when you are 140 years old 🙂
Medical / Dental
Well lets put it this way. 3 months ago, I got injured in Bali Indonesia. I hit the Reef surfing, got bit by a money, fell off a motor scooter, and got my neck tweaked doing jiu-jitsu. I spent 1/2 a day in the hospital, got a rabies shot, stitches, bandages, antibiotics and saw a chiropractor to adjust my neck. Total Coast – About 1.2 million rupia or about $120 U.S.
2 weeks go I had to go the hospital and spent 3 hours there to be treated for my tonsils swelling , I was given two I.V. bags of saline solution, a steroid injection and some pain meds. Total Cost $6,800 and $2,200 to me after insurance paid for it! By the way, I have full coverage medical insurance @ $154 per month which has increased 20% every year, and this was the first time in 5 years I have ever been to the hospital. I’m in perfect health, don’t drink, smoke or do any drugs.
I went to see the dentist a week ago for a teeth cleaning. Turns out I needed 4 fillings, and a crown, they estimated it would cost $4,100!!!!!!! But 3 months ago I was in Lima Peru, and had a dentist re-do 4 fillings and it cost me $90. So I think I’ll head down to mexico to get my teeth done there.
By now your probably trying to come up with 100 excuses why were still the best country in the world. Well depending on where you’re at, that statement is subjective. If all my friends who are 50+ years old and have worked their whole lives are doing ok now if…..
-They have saved some money
-own some property
-Have a skill set or job that will not become completely replaced in the next couple of years.
Older people are not making ANY new investments, because they have no expendable cash now and if they do have cash, the amount of risk they would be taking now is GREATER THAN EVER BEFORE. Not to mention, if they have kids, they are trying to support them because there is far less work out there then when they were young.
Time for a reality check…..
America is not getting better. The same people who collapsed this economy in 2005 are still running shit. That’s why nothing is different. Rich people will continue to stay in power and get more rich not because they are taxed more or less but because they have money to invest, and you DON’T. You also have no way to attain wealth because there is no school or education that you can get that is going to 100% guarantee your success. The barrier of entry is simply 1000 times greater than when my generations parents were growing up.
Politicians are crooks (generally) and don’t give a shit about anything except getting re-elected and taking care of their own. If you think going to the polls once a year is going to help, let me know how that working out for you.
Bottom line is that were way over due for a revolution.
The saddest part is that my generation and all the ones behind me a brainwashed. If you don’t believe me here is the test…..
Answer these questions to yourself.
1. Who is Brad Pitt Married too?
2. Name 2 current supreme court judges. (There are 9 total, just name 2)
3. What was loud obnoxious girl on the Show “Jersey Shore” who was kind of fat and always talking shit?
4. Could you file your own Tax return with no help from a CPA?
5. Who won American Idol last year?
6.Who is your local district congress person?
7. What statement is the rapper Lil John best known for?
8. How is your FICO score generated?
9. Whats the hottest night club in Vegas right now?
10. Do you know the requirements to obtain a mortgage to buy a home and how much you would need to put down on that house?
11. In the last year, have you bought a Starbucks, Flat Screen TV, gaming system (Wii, X-Box etc.) or have cable T.V.
12. In the last year have you saved 25% or more of your income, invested in your retirement or some kind income producing asset?
If you could answer all of the odd questions, congratulations, your part of the problem. They mean absolutely NOTING. If you know the answers, it will never help you in life what so ever and the fact that you have spent time learning these things and absorbing that information shows how brain washed and conditioned to learning useless information that you are. More importantly, that useless knowledge has consumed valuable space in your brain that could have been allocated to some shit that actually matters. Stop watching TV, throw your Xbox in the trash, save the money your spending on cable on $6 coffee’s at Starbucks.
If you could answer just 1 of the even questions, you’re doing better than 95% of current youth of America. If you could answer 1/2 of the even questions correctly, you have a chance, and if you got them all, you might just be able to make a life for yourself and will probably even survive the Zombie Apocalypse if we have one.
The fact of the matter is that I bet you knew all the answers and possess all kinds of knowledge about a bunch of stuff that doesn’t matter. It’s not entirely your fault, there is a ver y calculated, sinister group of elitist rich people who have found the best possible ways to keep you distracted from anything that matters. If you are one of the few who have figured this out, congratulations, you have my respect, support and friendship.
The even questions cover the following.
–The people who decided what is and is not constitutional.
–Everyone will have to file Tax returns every year for the rest of your life. (So why didn’t they teach that in college)
–Your local congress person is the only say that represents you on a state level, if you don’t even know who that is, when you don’t like something about where you live how do you intend to change that?
–If you have credit cards, debt, a lease, car payment or loan including school loans, you have something called compounding interest getting you further and further from ever generating wealth guaranteeing that you will never retire, you will be a slave. The government wants this, who else is going to pay off the 16 trillion debt that we have racked up over the past ten years.
–Again, if buying a house is a part of the American dream, why don’t they teach that in College too. Simple math, Median Home price in California is $417,000 meaning that if you were ever going to buy some thing you would need to have a 680 or better FICO score and about $85,000 to put down. How much money do you have in the bank right now.
–We are only taught to get in to debt, no one teaches us how to save money. This is why you don’t have the 85K you need to put down on a home to buy 🙂 They don’t teach how to do this is college either, I would know, because I went there.
So in summary, I agree with this dude…. And I think I’m relocating to Bali Indonesia REAL SOON! But if your serious, and you want to learn a new way, or your sick of struggling and want to learn how to fight the system back and make money despite all of the bullshit, Contact me here.