Thursday, August 1, 2013
And the Hits Keep Comin
The big news around the Central Missouri area today was the surprise announcement by the fourth largest area employer that they are closing their plant down in the State Capitol.
RR Donnelly announced that their Jefferson City facility would be closing effective October 1, 2013 and it would be a permanent closure. They announced the loss of some 500 jobs but that number does not include the hundreds they have shed since 2009 either.
They do have another plant down the road a bit which I believe is what brings them up into the top ten list of area employers, not sure if they will retain that title once the announced facility is closed. Interestingly enough the number one area employer is of course state government.
We are still in slow slide and decline country folks. No two ways about it the decline refuses to go fast by human standards but only wants to creep along claiming families here and there that must live in poverty while those who were lucky continue to at least appear prosperous.
If you ask me that is the worst type of collapse scenario we can endure.
Of course the unemployment rate will continue to drop and the media will continue to proclaim a recovery.
The psychological damage alone done by such false reporting should be criminal. Thousands who cannot find jobs while the false recovery is proclaimed loudly leaving these people to only assume it is a personal fault of their own they are not employed. Families split apart, suicides and loss of hope.
A quick collapse at least brings a feeling of focus and a sense that everyone is in the same boat. Not so a slow grinding economic slide that claims victims one by one while leaving others untouched. For a while.
Just maybe however this is a sign that the false numbers and facade are cracking. Maybe the next step down is finally showing no matter how much they spin the numbers. It took Detroit years to finally admit things were bad why should any other place not dot he same?
Keep Prepping Everyone!!!