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Discussion in 'The Okie Corral' started by Atlas, Jan 4, 2010.
The sad states of America-
Living on Nothing but Food Stamps
Before people in any of the white states in the chart boast about how proud they are, note that only 30 states reported figures, and those are the ones with color.
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Just a few things that caught my attention.
How much of this is the government's fault in the first place?
Where are the churches and private charities?
Wonder how many of them have a vegetable garden?
I've been to Lehigh Acres a few times during the mania but not since the crash. Sure are some tough times down there and some sad stories.
Yeah, I'm sure all those people really have "no income." Okay...
I didn't realiza Nevada was hit so hard
I'd imagine a lot of it comes from Las Vegas...tourism revenue has gone down a lot during the recession. Same for Florida.
Well, the President made some comments about how executives shouldn't be going to Vegas in their private jets..........
Kinda hurt their convention business.
There is a huge problem here. If you're making that kind of money for some period of time and then suddenly have nothing saved...you can only blame your own stupidity. I understand that some people can barely feed themselves with the jobs that they have and therefore cannot really save much money but making $180,000 and then not having anything is just ridiculous.
We need to teach better spending and savings habits in this country.
We need to have a population of adults who have the inherent good sense to live within their means.
the problem with society today is that "survival of the fittest" is a thing of the past. somebody is always waiting around the corner to save your *** from your own stupid mistakes. how is anybody supposed to learn? how are we supposed to keep the garbage from reproducing?
Most people I've seen end up like this are those that always had to have the best wine, cheese, cigars, and the most expensive watches and cell phones.
What you are describing here is socialism.
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She lived off of her unemployment insurance, odd jobs and savings for 3 years before turning to the governement for help.
My fiance' and I were making well over 100K last January, She's been unemployed since March, I took a sizable pay cut at a new job because I was laid off of the job I had after 10 years.
We were smart enough to have gotten out of debt and built a sizable "nest egg" for emergencies but, if I had half the bills of most of the American public I can't say it would last me 3 years.
......what's this about someone going to turn the country around, I believe the promise was "CHANGE". We've got it. "Yes we can" and yes we did. Its only the beginning, wait until income taxes go up, all of our state taxes, car tags, land taxes are going up or have gone up. Can't wait to see what "Health Care Reform" does to our taxes, 50% 60 % 70 %, hey, I've got an idea, lets just give the governement 100% of our income and let them give us what they think we should have!!!! More change, we need more change!!! ( Tongue planted firmly in cheeck after being chewed off!!)
I got behind a woman not long ago at a WalMart who was paying for a HUGE basket of groceries with a food stamp card. Her purse was slung over her shoulder...it easily retailed for over $1K.
I didn't follow her outside, but I'm betting she left in a luxury SUV too.
Does anyone remember the PJMN copy of the receipt for all the candy that someone put on a food stamp card? This is exactly the kind of thing I have REAL issues with.
More and more every single day, I feel like everyone who has struggled to keep up with their house note and pay their bills in a timely fashion is being screwed by the government and by those who didn't.
Call it whatever you want...it still pisses me off.
I pay my house note on time each month and didn't buy more than I could afford. My housing values are being brought down by folks who bought too much house, didn't make their notes, just walked away, got ARMs or whatever and are in foreclosure now.
I didn't run up my credit card. I pay it each month in full. I'm being screwed by credit card companies who got a bailout but want to raise my rates to 30 someodd percent and cut my credit line in half (for no reason, again, my bill gets paid in full every month).
The average person who has exercised PERSONAL RESPONSIBILITY and did the right thing is being screwed.