We will all pay more (by RentsDue [MA]) Apr 9, 2021 11:16 AM|
We will all pay more (by Ken [NY]) Apr 9, 2021 12:08 PM
We will all pay more (by S i d [MO]) Apr 9, 2021 12:45 PM
We will all pay more (by NE [PA]) Apr 9, 2021 1:09 PM
We will all pay more (by Barb [MO]) Apr 9, 2021 3:02 PM
We will all pay more (by RentsDue [MA]) Apr 9, 2021 4:07 PM
We will all pay more (by plenty [MO]) Apr 9, 2021 4:08 PM
We will all pay more (by WMH [NC]) Apr 9, 2021 4:08 PM
We will all pay more (by Robert,OntarioCanada [ON]) Apr 9, 2021 4:12 PM
We will all pay more (by Allym [NJ]) Apr 9, 2021 4:26 PM
We will all pay more (by #22 [MO]) Apr 9, 2021 5:23 PM
We will all pay more (by JAC [OH]) Apr 9, 2021 6:36 PM
We will all pay more (by LisaFL [FL]) Apr 9, 2021 7:24 PM
We will all pay more (by Lana [IN]) Apr 9, 2021 8:27 PM
We will all pay more (by NE [PA]) Apr 9, 2021 9:11 PM
We will all pay more (by J [FL]) Apr 9, 2021 9:55 PM
We will all pay more (by Ray-N-Pa [PA]) Apr 9, 2021 9:58 PM
We will all pay more (by NE [PA]) Apr 9, 2021 10:11 PM
We will all pay more (by J [FL]) Apr 9, 2021 10:17 PM
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We will all pay more (by RentsDue [MA]) Posted on: Apr 9, 2021 11:16 AM
Every state has a huge unemployment deficit right now. I donít know how many are handling it like MA is, but it is not good news. On the surface, it sounded great. They were freezing the rate paid by employers so the ones who had layoffs didnít get a rate increase based on layoffs. Sounded too good to be true, and it was. To offset the huge deficit, they are adjusting the rate paid by all employers that isnít based on layoffs. Itís typically been about half of a percent. It will now be almost 10%. So, what was about $500.00 per year will now be $10,000.00. Even if you donít pay unemployment as an employer it will hurt us all. Think lumber was expensive before? Now the mill has to pay an extra 10% on labor, the trucking company that gets it to HD has to pay an extra 10% on labor and HD has to pay an extra 10%. The contractor who installs it has to pay the 10%. There is no way the cost canít get passed on to the consumer. Did nobody think this one through?
We will all pay more (by Ken [NY]) Posted on: Apr 9, 2021 12:08 PM
RentsDue,when you come to the conclusion that they are trying to destroy the country you will realize they thought about it very well and came to this type conclusion on purpose --72.231.xxx.xxx
We will all pay more (by S i d [MO]) Posted on: Apr 9, 2021 12:45 PM
"Did nobody think this one through?"
I think you answered your own question.
My theory since the beginning of the Rona was the whole thing was overblown, knee-jerk, ham-fisted, one-size-fits all Govt "DO SOMETHING!"
We could have published the known risk factors and the advice to reduce the risks, then let people take the actions they felt necessary to protect themselves, their employees, etc. There would have been some mistakes early on, but quickly those who were not doing the right thing would have been "educated" by their results and would have changed course. But no...we just slammed the doors shut on the world. Seriously. About 1/3 of Missouri's 114 counties have posted single-digit deaths since March 2020. Yet their businesses and schools were just as shut down as places like New York City. Huh?
I should say "official shut down" by the Governor. Most of us with two nickle's worth of sense know these mostly rural counties ignore overreaching Govt schtick. Yet they still post so few deaths as to be utterly unremarkable compared to any past event.
I'm not quite as pessimistic as Ken...most days. But I do know that when people are afraid, they are more compliant with authority. If nothing else, this past year has been a nation-wide case study in how obedient people are, even when common sense tells them "something aint right with this."
So yes, we will all pay more. Renters are paying more right now due to all the non-paying renters who are sitting tight under Govt protection. Land lords are leaving units vacant vs. putting in non-payers. Lack of payment means rental stock quality is deteriorating, and those months (years?) of lost rent are being borne by land lords who will not do upgrades or repairs unless they are absolutely essential, leading to a downward spiral.
The only thing that has kept us from feeling the full brunt of this is Uncle Sugar's magic money tree. And, in spite of what some of my good friends here think, that bill will come due. Maybe tomorrow, maybe in 10 years. Doesn't matter. Avalanches become more likely and deadlier the more snow you pile on the mountain. Just because X hasn't happened yet doesn't mean X won't happen. Quite the opposite!
This all boils down to: "There is no free lunch."
We will all pay more (by NE [PA]) Posted on: Apr 9, 2021 1:09 PM
So many gave the inch, now they're taking their mile. --174.198.xx.xx
We will all pay more (by Barb [MO]) Posted on: Apr 9, 2021 3:02 PM
Absolutely we are all going to pay more for everything.
I believe I read that the average new construction home is now costing $24K more due to increased prices of lumber? It is not likely to go down significantly in the short term.
Keep in mind - this is a statistical average. --67.43.xxx.xxx
We will all pay more (by RentsDue [MA]) Posted on: Apr 9, 2021 4:07 PM
I just received the notice from Department of Unemployment. All employers solvency rate is going from .58 % up to 9.23%. That is charged on the first $15,000.00 in payroll for each worker. Do, roughly $1500.00 per employee. What a way to kill jobs. Maybe that is there way of solving the labor shortage? --68.191.xx.xx
We will all pay more (by plenty [MO]) Posted on: Apr 9, 2021 4:08 PM
NE that's why they are called "Rulers" lol --172.58.xxx.xxx
We will all pay more (by WMH [NC]) Posted on: Apr 9, 2021 4:08 PM
When things started hitting the fan last year, I don't think a whole lot of thinking was going on, frankly. And that was global, not just here in this country although we do tend to forget we aren't the only ones in the whole world... --50.82.xxx.xxx
We will all pay more (by Robert,OntarioCanada [ON]) Posted on: Apr 9, 2021 4:12 PM
Since there are large tariffs where lumber coming Canada was to protect US lumber producers then those costs are passed on to consumers. With the pandemic a lot of people who stayed home had nothing to do where homeowners were doing a lot of renovation projects where the supply of lumber quickly came down along with prices went up where the laws of supply and demand came in. So in the end most paying 100 per cent more for lumber as this week bought some pressure treated lumber which was over $100 plus 13 per cent harmonized sales tax. Managed to get some lumber free by chopping up pallets where found some pallets had good sections where other sections went into the wood stove. --99.236.xxx.xxx
We will all pay more (by Allym [NJ]) Posted on: Apr 9, 2021 4:26 PM
Globalists have been planning this for a long time and found the time to act on it. Set it up and let it play out. We need someone to step in but the Milley tary will probably not. --108.24.xx.xx
We will all pay more (by #22 [MO]) Posted on: Apr 9, 2021 5:23 PM
Clearly one party is buying votes. Said sleepy Joe, if you elect these 2 people, you all get 2 grand. This simply another tax on the producers in this country to subsidize the dem0crat machine. Unemployment benefits will.run forever. People that can't find a job in this economy are chosing to not work and the government makes it possible. --23.126.xx.xxx
We will all pay more (by JAC [OH]) Posted on: Apr 9, 2021 6:36 PM
Typical right wing BS. Costs have been transferred from companies for decades boosting profits, pushing tax burdens to employees and socializing low salaries with public benefits. Time to pony up. --72.49.xxx.xxx
We will all pay more (by LisaFL [FL]) Posted on: Apr 9, 2021 7:24 PM
You are way off base. This poorly thought out government fiasco is having enormous consequences. Employers canít find workers because the government is paying them enough not to work. All renters will suffer the consequences of the eviction moratorium for the reasons Sid explained. A companyís costs will always be passed on to the consumer. Prices of everything are going up if you hadnít noticed for the reasons described. In my area businesses are going out of business because they canít find workers. There are hiring signs everywhere. The common complaint Iíve personally heard from multiple contractors is nobody wants to work. They want to sit home and collect their handouts and play video games. I recently asked my concrete contractor if it was a matter of pay. He said no. He pays $22 an hour and still canít find anyone and even then they donít have the loyalty or work ethic of the immigrants heís not allowed to hire. And the price of concrete just went up significantly. He was recently contacted by a reputable asphalt contractor asking if he wanted to take over his business because heís shutting down due to nobody wanting to work. The problem is real. The work force is lazy. When the old timers retire it will be more of a mess. --75.89.xxx.xxx
We will all pay more (by Lana [IN]) Posted on: Apr 9, 2021 8:27 PM
Ivermectin prophylaxis highly effective along with Vits D,C and zinc supplementation. Also effective for early outpatient treatment. Letting people get sick enough to be hospitalized and die was largely preventable with effective, CHEAP outpatient therapies available. Hospitals and doctors all over US are now ignoring the FDA, CDC, and NIH as well as NIAID and using Ivermectin as frontline therapy, finally putting patients above profit. Letting businesses crash and burn also preventable. Preventable but part of the plan.
NIH is part owner of Moderna vaccine patent with profits to be made with vaccine. A US government agency making huge profits off an epidemic. Lots of profits, in the billions. My what happens when the fox guards the henhouse and the serfs pay the bill. --216.23.xxx.xx
We will all pay more (by NE [PA]) Posted on: Apr 9, 2021 9:11 PM
Wow JAC, where ya been? Haven't seen you since the last controversial post. No real landlord stuff to offer here? --70.44.xxx.xx
We will all pay more (by J [FL]) Posted on: Apr 9, 2021 9:55 PM
I heard something on the radio this morning about people choosing to stay on unemployment because they can make more that way than getting a job.
We will all pay more (by Ray-N-Pa [PA]) Posted on: Apr 9, 2021 9:58 PM
I challenge you all to review the trends in the exchange rates in the dollar against all major world currencies.
We are down against all currencies.
Its almost as if the largest holder of US Debt was trying to benefit from this whole C-19....but how is that possible.
Oh wait, China holds the largest debt and where did Rona start at?
Perhaps though there are some other learning point here....have any of you seen any Incan people lately? They were the largest civilization in the western Hemisphere until alien peoples showed up and brought new disease to the "new world". As we go off racing to new worlds like Mars, what prevents C-22 from showing up? How about an new virus?
We will all pay more (by NE [PA]) Posted on: Apr 9, 2021 10:11 PM
J, I also have a sneaking suspicion that some businesses are being paid by the state to close. We have a daycare locally that shuts down for every sniffling nose or positive case. Lost revenue due to 1-9 and closure equals $$$. We have a bank that closes, EVEN THE DRIVE-THRU for every case. Makes no sense and there is no reason that they can't have one teller and one manager at least keep the drive thru open. I'm mean good God, come on.
I have a feeling that buried in the convid-19 relief somewhere that there is major reimbursement for closures. Getting paid to do nothing. Corporate welfare. I say this only because I'm seeing closures for ridiculous reasons when they could very easily make arrangements to keep operating. --70.44.xxx.xx
We will all pay more (by J [FL]) Posted on: Apr 9, 2021 10:17 PM
Nothing would surprise me at this point. I mean they allowing random people in at the southern border with no COVID testing, after everything we have just been through in the past year... --72.188.xxx.xxx
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