(INTELLIHUB) — The age for working people in America has risen as the elderly are being forced to work in order to survive as inflation continues to engulf the once prosperous nation.
If you are old enough to remember or are in a position to ask someone who is, the price of a candy bar back in 1959 was about 5 cents and they were twice as big as today’s so-called “King Size” candy bars which cost in most cases $1.89 on today’s market.
Taking into consideration that the average normal candy bar in 1950 was twice as big as the king size variety found nowadays we can safely say that theoretically Americans are paying $1.89 for half of what you could get in 1950 for just five cents.
Using this same logic and applying it with our critical thinking skills, a.k.a. the Trivium, we can theoretically say that in order to match the size of an original 1950’s candy bar one would have to purchase two modern-day king size candy bars at the cost of $1.89 each in order to acquire the same amount of candy that one could have purchased back in the day for merely five cents. The same amount of candy today would come at a cost of three-dollars and seventy-eight cents ($1.89 x 2 = $3.78.) That’s $3.78 for what originally cost just 5 cents 78 years ago which is an inflation rate of 75.6%.
Ladies and gentlemen, the actual rate of U.S. inflation since 1950 is 75.6%. This is what has essentially turned everyone, including the elderly without pensions, into slaves for society.
That’s right, in 2018 most people are working until they die and to top it all off Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid are failing along with the entire medical insurance industry in what can only be described as the biggest letdown to the American people possible.
From LMT Online:
Seventy may be the new sixty, eighty may be the new seventy, but 85 is still pretty old to work in America. Yet, in some ways, it is the era of the very-old-worker in America.
Overall, 255,000 Americans, 85-years-old and over, were working over the past 12 months. That’s 4.4 percent of Americans that age, up from 2.6 percent in 2006, before the recession. It’s the highest number on record.
They’re doing all sorts of jobs – crossing guards, farmers and ranchers, even truckers, as my colleague Heather Long revealed in a front-page story last week. Indeed, there are between 1,000 and 3,000 U.S. truckers age 85 or older, based on 2016 Census Bureau figures. Their ranks have roughly doubled since the Great Recession.
This is an outrage! We must demand answers!
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