posted on Apr, 26 2008 @ 06:15 AM
THE COUNTRY/ECONOMY IS NOT ALRIGHT.
The country is not ok, it just hasn't caught up to the .. "upper middle class" yet. The crunch is well underway on the lower class, lower-middle,
and middle classes being the newest addition (me). You are next.
My middle class family .. considered "upper middle" by some, with nearly a $200,000 total yearly combined income (before taxes or anything), is in
pretty bad straits. We were one month, one bill away from having our house Foreclosed on, had to borrow $3,000 from sister's boyfriend. My Mother's
Husband, a Government employee, an Aerospace Engineer, works everyday. My Mother, a Registered Nurse Supervisor of all Nurses in her Department, works
everyday. They are both in their mid 50s, my Mother has multiple back injuries, and no retirement. It was taken (ie: pick, workers comp or retirement
money, cant have both?) from her because she had to get Worker's Compensation for a pro-longed period of time when she last had hurt her back a few
years ago in a car accident. We are barely getting by. Each month is a struggle to pay all the bills, and theres always 1 or 2 that have to be held
until next paycheck. Been getting intermittent threats of service denials such as water and electricity 'if you dont pay X amount by X date'.
I read memos that were copied, unknown to the Banker, who was supposedly my Mom's big adviser, always giving her advice how to stay afloat with her
Mortgage and all. He would always act like he cared, he had her duped .. she thought he was looking out for her. He'd lie and say, "im not going to
let them foreclose you without them going through me first" and yada yada, and "ill explain to them your plight" etc etc. So these memos .. from
him to my Mom's Attorney, and back to him from the Attorney, were deplorable. This guy was saying things like "one more month and im going to get
them foreclosed, get ready to sell the property", and things like this. There were worse things. . outright lies made by him about my Mom being
irresponsible, to make the case to not work with her and maybe just Foreclose the property. This is the same guy who'd convinced my mom he was solely
looking out for her and doing all these things on their end for her, while he was lying through his teeth, actively TRYING to get a family of 6
kicked out of their own home!
I know you're going to say: Welcome to Capitalism, welcome to the world of Banks and Bankers. But I am going to say in return that I know well of
Capitalism's ills, that it causes and promotes greed, it causes and promotes tension, and competition to the point of outright conflict and hatred,
between your fellow man, in your own country, just to provide for your family. And if you provide for yours by working harder than the next guy, his
family goes hungry. Thats Capitalism. Now Banks and Bankers.. I knew 99% are crooked, I warned her not to trust him to begin with. But she learned her
lesson. Sometimes I, at age 25, feel like the parent teaching the lessons to my Mother, the roles of caring really do reverse.. parents care for you
as a child, and then you care for your parents as they get old and needy.
[edit on 4/26/2008 by runetang]