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View Poll Results: What do you think is going to happen to the great US of A?
TEOTWAWKI 11 14.47%
A slow down like in 08 14 18.42%
worse then great depression 28 36.84%
absolutley nothing 11 14.47%
Things are going to continue to get better 12 15.79%
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Old March 2nd, 2013, 09:10 PM   #1
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Default Honestly who thinks there is going to be a real economic collapse or TEOTWAWKI?

I think our economy and some things may slow down but do you believe that our country is going to fall apart?
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Old March 3rd, 2013, 12:32 AM   #2
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Nationwide economic collapse?

No.


Localized to largely Democrat controlled urban areas?

Almost certainly.
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Old March 3rd, 2013, 02:14 AM   #3
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Zombie Apocalypse.
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Old March 3rd, 2013, 02:16 PM   #4
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Nationwide economic collapse?

No.


Localized to largely Democrat controlled urban areas?

Almost certainly.
That already happens every few years, what's new?
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Old March 3rd, 2013, 02:35 PM   #5
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That already happens every few years, what's new?
Nothing at all.
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Old March 3rd, 2013, 02:37 PM   #6
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Im going to be optimistic, it is all I can do.
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Old March 3rd, 2013, 04:26 PM   #7
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so far 66% think things are going to get worse then they already are.

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Old March 3rd, 2013, 07:25 PM   #8
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I'm optimistic,feels like things are picking up,until the next f,.king news report. I have learned things change quickly. I made a very large investment in a company 4 days before the first finical collapse 4 years ago
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Im watching all of my personal friends that are pretty strong day traders and they have all either pulled out or are selling short. Most are saying they are just waiting for a correction.
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Old March 3rd, 2013, 07:29 PM   #10
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i do industrial refrigeration which is mostly in the food industry and we are busier than ever. i have seen a ton of new construction happening in the last couple years. i hope this is a sign of how the whole country is doing.
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I'm busy as hell in the manufacturing sector.
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Old March 3rd, 2013, 10:31 PM   #12
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I agree that Michigan has recovered very strong, but how are other states doing?
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Old March 4th, 2013, 05:09 AM   #13
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We are busy but down some from a few years ago.
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Old March 4th, 2013, 05:32 AM   #14
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I have more work right now than I can keep up with.
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i do industrial refrigeration which is mostly in the food industry and we are busier than ever. i have seen a ton of new construction happening in the last couple years. i hope this is a sign of how the whole country is doing.
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I have more work right now than I can keep up with.
To the four of you I have to ask the question; are you busy because things are expanding and growing or are you busy because so many others have lost their jobs/businesses that now you are picking up the slack left in the system when they went out?

My second job at a small machine shop is renovating a new building to expand into. The owner feels it is because a lot of similar shops have closed so now business are just trying to find places to maintain their "standard" work load.
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I just started my business so I can't say. All the plumbing supply houses tell me that things are picking up though.
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We are busy because businesses are expanding. All the big jobs that we have done in the last couple years and the ones we have coming up are for long time customers.
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To the four of you I have to ask the question; are you busy because things are expanding and growing or are you busy because so many others have lost their jobs/businesses that now you are picking up the slack left in the system when they went out?

My second job at a small machine shop is renovating a new building to expand into. The owner feels it is because a lot of similar shops have closed so now business are just trying to find places to maintain their "standard" work load.
You hit a key point. Things are picking back up when you look at individual businesses or companies. Overall I think Michigan is lower than they were compared to the last couple of decades prior to 2006.
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We build feed equipment for stamping presses. Our machines range in price from $20,000 for a small feeder to over $1,000,000 for a complete line that will handle heavy steel. We also rebuild used equipment.

I have spent a lot of time in the last year in the south. Last week was in Texas, the customer spent over $1,000,000 on 3 lines, with more in the works.

To be truthful, the majority of our work is coming in from other states, Canada, and Mexico.
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Our best year was 2010 but it was because of something we had been working on for a couple years. So no plus or minus to Obama.
Since then, we have been at about the same pace that the company has seen since 2005/06. Some up, some down. If anything, speaking domestically, the current economy has hurt us. Speaking international, our business is looking up.

Or main reason for growth has been internal innovation. NOTHING to do with the economy. We are a problem solving company and we make a living fixing problems that our competitors cannot fix.
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