The biggest financial news of the century is the government bailout of our economy. Don't kid yourself, it was and is worse than you have imagined.
$700 Billion In Perspective
Our state budget is around $24 billion a biennium. Add the federal money and transportation dollars and we are up around $50 billion for a two year budget. $700 Billion Would Run Our Entire State for 14 Years! That is one truck load of money!
Skip the blogger talk of the goods and bads of the bailout. If it hadn't happened we would be sucking the wind of the high desert right now. Think moon terrain.
As it is we are borrowing from the Chinese, shackling our posterity, and on an individual basis had better wake up.
IF YOU THINK THE STATE OF WASHINGTON IS PREPARED TO HELP YOU WITH FOOD AND SUPPLIES DURING AN EMERGENCY YOU ARE WRONG
There are no supplies of food and water for the masses. The state does not store food for disasters. Private organizations do...but don't count on your local armory or school district as being distribution centers for food or medicines as the non-profits run out of help. You need to take the responsibility of preparing for your yourself and your family.
STORE A TWO WEEKS SUPPLY OF FOOD AND ROTATE IT AS PART OF YOUR EVERYDAY LIVING.
STORE WATER IN PLASTIC BOTTLES WITH A DROP OF CHLORINE IN EACH.
STORE MEDICINE AS NEEDED.
HAVE A PROPANE STOVE OR CAMPING STOVE.
HAVE FLASHLIGHT BATTERIES.
HAVE A CRANK POWERED RADIO.
WANT TO GO THE EXTRA MILE? BECOME A HAM RADIO OPERATOR AND VOLUNTEER TO BE A PART OF THE NETWORK.
STORE A LITTLE OF THE HARD STUFF...(NO...NOT LIQUOR) NEGOTIABLE SILVER AND GOLD.
No...the State of Washington is not prepared to take care of you. They know that and that is why they recommend you get prepared.
MOMENT OF SILENCE FOR THOUGHT....
Just what would I tell my children if I was not prepared for a disaster?