Man I'm tellin' ya.. What this country needs is an EF5 tornado to take out 30% of every United States town and city in existence..
I know of one local home building contractor here.. Two years ago the owner basically shut down his business completely due to lack of work / housing demand. He laid off ALL of his employees, about 15 people. He had no payroll for two years.
He picked up odd jobs here and here and kept the corporation alive, at least on paper. He built no new homes over the last two years.
But after the May 22 EF5 tornado? Like now?
He hired back his original crew of about 15 people PLUS an additional 45 NEW employees whom he has guaranteed a job for at least the next 5 years..
He went from building ZERO houses over the course of the last two years to now having at least 50 new homes lined up for construction and they're still coming in at a rate of two or three a day!
I know a bit about a local pizza franchise as well..
Average number of employees before the tornado?
Number of employees now? 2 months later..
Who TF knows? Maybe terrorists would be doing us a big favor if they DID nuke us?!
Though it's hard for me to imagine a nuke doing more damage than that EF5 tornado did..
Life goes on.. Joplin should have a RIPPING local economy for at least a decade I figure..
Thank you mother nature for cleaning out the old and making way for the new. Now if we could only get government and the Federal Reserve Bank to do the same.
But all they seem to be interested in is protecting the status quo, supporting the rot and decay of this debt based ponzi scheme of an economy for as long as possible until it collapses in on itself.