It is estimated that three out of five Americans have pets. I have a cat. Her name is Tiki. She was two years old when I acquired her at Pet Smart in Maryland. She is now about nine or ten years old.
Tiki has been a healthy cat during our years together. For this I am grateful, but I am concerned that this will change. All living things become ill at some point in their lives, and those illnesses can vary as near, as I suspect, there are pets.
According to the American Pet Products Association, Americans spend approximately sixty billion dollars annually on their pets; pet foods, supplies/over-the-counter medicines, veterinary care, live animal purchases, and pet services such as grooming and boarding.
All of this in excess of the costs of living: food, clothing, housing, health care expenditures such as medicines, doctor’s visits, hospitalizations and health care insurance. Approximately forty million people are without any kind of health care!
So far we haven’t touched on the costs of getting to and from work, either by bus, taxicab, walking or by the expenditures of automobile ownership.
Obviously, this would necessitate a purchase of either a new or used vehicle, a considerable expense to be added to all of the other living expenses. This most certainly does not include maintenance of the vehicle, which would include occasional checkups, oil changes, gas, tires, batteries. Let’s not forget auto insurance. Of course, the use of one’s automobile would not be “complete” without the express permission of “mommy and daddy” attached to the auto in the guise of a license!
And what of entertainment, such as movies, plays, concerts, an occasional trip to a professional ball park, to watch either football or baseball or basketball? There is also the additional expenses of family gatherings; picnics, dinners, anniversaries and birthday celebrations.
According to CNN Money, to begin raising a child, starting in the year 2015, it is estimated it would approach a quarter of a million dollars, beginning at birth until age 17. Families can expect to spend from $12,000 to $14,000 per year per child, and that does not include college!
There are approximately 800,00 children that disappear each year in this country! That equates to 2,000 children per day! Not even considering the enormity of the emotional and spiritual trauma imposed on these families, the financial burdens of trying to find these children and returning them back safely to their families must be enormous.
What of the millions in this country who are enslaved by addictions: sexual, alcohol, drugs, gambling? Aside from the obvious losses of indulging these addictions, not to mention the days, weeks, months, years lost by missing work because of time spent in jails and prisons, there is also the monies lost in court costs and fines and lawyers’ fees.
One out of every six women in this country are the victims of rape or its attempt. Approximately 63,000 children are sexually assaulted every year in the “land of the free and the home of the brave.” Has any census calculated the enormity of the costs and consequent drain on “median incomes” as a result of these tragedies?
According to the American Community Survey, of the US Census Bureau, the median household income for the United States was $55,775 in 2015. Were these figures before or after income taxes? If before, well there goes a big chunk even before anything else can be considered. After all, ya can’t spend what ya ain’t got!
Additionally, in the year 2015 we voluntarily surrendered to the Internal Revenue “Service,” $3,248,723,000,000, with averages of $21,833 per worker! This obviously does not include the myriad of other taxes, such as sales and excise taxes.
To all of the above, add the stark reality of approximately one hundred sixty million souls in this country, one out of every two, who are in the suffocating grips of poverty, forced to live from paycheck to paycheck.
Then there is the additional expense of having to pay a debt we did not create! Woodrow Wilson, in 1913, made it possible for the creation and printing of fiat currency or coins of little or no intrinsic value in themselves, and not convertible into gold or silver, but made legal tender by fiat (dictates!) of the government.
Going from bad to worse, we pay this “debt” with the same fraudulent currency, thus compounding the so-called debt. This has been occurring since 1913.
Much has been said of our living expenses. What of the expenses of death? There are upward of two and a half to three million deaths each year in this country!
The emotional trauma is devastating. Some never get over the death of a loved one(s). At the risk of sounding crass, time lost at work and funeral expenses must also be considered.
Another observation. There are just thirteen (13) families in the world who possess and control more wealth than that of half the world’s population! The Rothschild family is one of them. They possess in excess of five hundred trillion dollars! They own the Federal Reserve.
Has the US Census Bureau included these “incomes” when they arrived at the “median income” in this country of $55,775? If so, would it be unreasonable to conclude that just the Rothschild family’s wealth alone would make any figures deceptively larger than reality? Should the Bureau’s conclusions even be taken seriously?
Let us pause for just a brief moment and consider the enormity of five hundred trillion dollars…
Just what is one trillion dollars? Well, it’s a million million! It’s a thousand billion! If it were possible to stack one trillion one dollar bills on top of one another, it would reach 67,866 miles into outer space. If you would package one trillion dollars comprised of $100 dollar bills, it would weigh 22 million pounds, or the equivalent of 125 blue whales made of money!
All this and yet there are still twelve other families to be factored into the equation. Beginning to get the picture?
Now, in light of all the foregoing, is this not yet another kind of animal cruelty? Hidden within the day-to-day complexities of our lives is yet another kind of animal cruelty that manifests itself within the folds of lies, half-truths, deceptions, and guilt.
Pet owners such as myself have been told there are no health care services provided for our pets unless payments can be assured, either in cash or credit or animal health care insurance.
Why is this so surprising? We live in a society in which there are 40 million human beings without any form of health care for themselves and their families, and most certainly not equal to that of the health care provided to such as the Rockerfellers or the Rothschilds.
Our lives are dictated to and controlled by a government filled with avarice, hell-bent on a dictatorship of a one-world “order,” one-world “money,” and a one-world religion. Part of their agenda is to reduce the population from 7 billion inhabitants to that of a mere 500 million. It’s easier to control and enforce the slavery of 500 million than that of 7 billion.
“Money” is the order of the day, and even that is both an illusion and delusion. Our monetary system is privately owned by the afore-mentioned 13 families and is comprised of nothing but manufactured debt. We go on ignoring and/or killing each other over green toilet paper!
We are at least consistent though. We not only ignore the needs of others around us, but also that of the needs of our pets. More than not, whole families suffer and are ignored because of the “crimes” of insolvency, and we are all conned into believing this is all our fault. We’re either lacking in the skills and intelligence necessary to be “productive,” or we are flat out lazy!
Two fifths of the homeless work and have jobs, but because of this voracious and ravenous “economy,” their jobs do not pay enough to get them off the streets! Yet there are always those who accuse the homeless of being lazy, shiftless “couch potatoes” who refuse to work. What is the point? At the financial end of their spectrum, there simply is not enough for them to survive, let alone advance…
There are only three percent of the world populace who are without financial concerns. Existentially, if one is without financial concerns, then he or she really has no discernible concerns. Nearly all of this life is equated in terms of “money.”
Then there are the rest of us, the other 97 percent. We live, for the most part, in quiet desperation, living from paycheck to paycheck. A major portion of these lives are ensconced in poverty, or near poverty. We live our lives so often believing this way of life is normal.
Our animals, our companions, our buddies, are so often left to suffer for no other reason than having no choice in the matter of where they live, or with whom, and they are left to suffer because they have no control over financial matters. This has to be the most clandestine kind of animal cruelty, as equally cruel as all those cruelties spelled our in law books across the nation.
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