from Will You Be Able to Heat Your Home this Winter? from The Economic CollapseWill you have a warm house to come home to this winter? If so, you should consider yourself to be very fortunate. With the United States experiencing the highest levels of long-term unemployment that it has seen since the Great Depression, millions of Americans families are simply out of money. All across America this winter, families are going to be forced to make some heart breaking decisions. For many, the choice will come down to either heating their home or putting food on the table. According to the National Energy Assistance Directors' Association, more than 10 million U.S. households will not be able to afford to heat their homes this winter without assistance, which would be a new all-time record. So, if you are in a position to easily heat your home this winter, be very, very thankful. The number of American families that cannot even afford the basics of life is growing by the day.
As I have written about previously, millions of formerly middle class families have been absolutely ripped apart by this economy. There simply is not nearly enough jobs for everyone, and those who have been left on the outside looking in are becoming increasingly desperate.
The post continues on to explain that Federal and State subsidies are far from adequate to cover the costs of aid.
Many homes up north use diesel fuel (although the company that sells it to you won't call it that). In cases of fuel disruption, if the fuel is stored below grade (or below 20 degrees Celsius = 68 degrees Fahrenheit) its life can be extended well beyond a year with proper care. Estimates vary, but most seem to say that with annual treatments a ten year life span for diesel fuel is possible.
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