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Originally posted by LOLZebra
This is just a regular economic recession cycle. We were actually due for this over a year ago but the Fed kept pro-longing the inevitable by lowering rates, and pumping the market full of money (thus inflating the dollar which increases the oil prices for us). We'll come out of it eventually. This happens, or should happen, every 4-5 years. You can't grow indefinitely.
For now all we can do is cut unnecessary spending and wait it out. My family didn't change anything that we do other than buy a more fuel efficient car, but the older car was running over 150k miles so it was time for a new one anyways.
Just my 0.02
A weeks pay is enough to pay a months rent around these parts for a small, cheap apartment, and pay will always chase the living cost...so likely you will make much more than $8-10 an hour in "your country" to sustain the cost of living..
Oh and yes cigarettes are a waste when you're poor
that you are more a victim of poor financial management than of the economy or the government.
Originally posted by SevenThunders
reply to post by jackinthebox
You can't help but ask yourself, what is really going on with our useless government? Williams called the gas spike and it went down exactly like he said it would. He claims it is an inside job done by market manipulators on purpose; not just to squeeze profits out of helpless Americans but actually, ultimately to crash the whole system.
If Americans knew what was really going and who is to blame, there would be blood in the streets.....
[edit on 6-7-2008 by SevenThunders]
I'm going to get blasted for this but it's true I do live on 9.00 bucks an hour.
Originally posted by NGC2736
But I make up the extra exercise requirements with hopscotching over snakes in the tall grass