posted on Mar, 15 2008 @ 09:42 PM
Oh yes thats right, everyone in debt got that way because they worked those two jobs and just couldn't do anything but take on debt.
While emotional stories like this work to delude people, have you examined the facts? How many people take on debt because they want the plasma TV and
how many take on debt because they needed to go to the emerrgency room and had no health insurance? Do your research - I'm not going to do it for you
- the vast majority of those who are in debt at some point made the decision to get in that debt because they wanted something they couldn't
pay for in cash at the time.
Sob stories don't work on me. Like many other people, I came from a family in poverty and worked multiple jobs to go through college and
graduate school, as well as getting merit based aid. Yes it was hell, no it wasn't fun, but that's life. In an era where college is so easy to get
into its laughable and the government throws enormous amounts of financial need based aid at people, there is no excuse for people not bettering
themselves to get paid more.
I went to graduate school with a single women who worked 3 retail jobs, had 4 children, and was at one of the top graduate schools in the nation. She
started college when she already had 4 kids and 2 jobs. And she didn't complain at all, nor blame her life situation on debt. If she can do it,
I had to laugh out loud if you think the IRS it taking a dime from anyone making $12.00 an hour. I make much more than that, and I get taxed at very
low amount without any fancy tax tricks.
Did you know that a lot of people who are not in debt got that way because they worked 2 jobs and went to school in order to cover all their bills,
such as utilities, water and groceries and other necessities? Wages have risen above inflation, and they continue to do this even though rent,
utilities, water, food and gas have all risen astronomically. I guess you haven't heard, but there are many, many decent people, who save, and are