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Originally posted by ldyserenity
reply to post by FlyersFan
Well UH DUH!!! YA THINK???? LOL, But I have to agree. Finally found some work, in a plant that boxes tomatoes as a grader for minimum wage.... for those of you who say Americans won't do certain jobs and feel entitled. I also have to do this being abandoned by my children's father who supported us because he was working, with three kids and with no home, having the electric shut off and having almost a nervous breakdown that interfered with me finishing two courses in school which I now have to repeat. I decided to go full on republican and may kill myself if Obama wins the election cause I just can't bear another 4 years of this crap. By all accounts and everyone's advice, I am eligable for the state/federal help, but I REFUSE to take it....I want the programs ended I want work not handouts and I think that the only excuse not to work is being severely disabled. I been through hell, I can do something I don't ever want to hear someone else tell me they can't and they need to live off the money I made breaking my ass barely helping me support my children! I am so fed up. I swear, I have reached my breaking point with these handouts.
I know you don't like me to bring up other countries, but anyway....I lived in Spain 18 years ago. The price of fuel per gallon back then was around 10 U.S. dollars. We still have it made, lol. Sorry for being optimistic.
Originally posted by gwydionblack
Well they were certainly lower around my parts. Here in the rural northeast we have not yet ever reached the dreaded 4.00 / gallon mark, but right now we are pushing awfully close, some towns within 10 cents. Even at the peak of the Bush years gas around here only reached at most 3.35 / gallon.
Yeah, I know, poor us as Florida and California suffer through massive gouges, but in an area where there are barely jobs above national minimum wage, 4.00 a gallon is enough to quit driving altogether.
Originally posted by Hydroman
I am better off than 4 years ago. Much better at that...
Thanks for asking. Yes I am married and have four children. Four years ago I was living in a 1300 sq. foot house with my four children and wife. I now live in a brand new 3000 sq. foot house that we built. I still have the same job, but have gotten raises so now my pay is a few dollars higher per hour than it was four years ago. My wife went from making 8000/yr to 24000/yr, so that makes things better as well.
Originally posted by Justaposter
What were you doing 4 years ago?
Do you/did you have children at home?
Are you married or not?
How exactly is your life better?
Were you in school? Or out in the real working world?
I'm just curious.
I'm glad things seem to have worked out for you guys in the end. It's sad though that your husband doesn't want to retire and enjoy life while he can. But, I understand why he doesn't as well.
Originally posted by ofhumandescent
Even with a lot less money, I'm a lot happier and my husband says he is happier because I'm back to being the girl he fell in love with 39 years ago.
This is true. I promise you that if a Republican gets elected this coming election year, the opposing party will have a hay day with him. There will be so many complaints and accusations of how this country is worse off now than before etc. etc. The Republicans will turn a blind eye to it, just like they did with Bush Jr. It drives me nuts.
Originally posted by WeRpeons
I'm better off than I was 4 years ago, so do relate that to Bush's policies? There's too much party bias when it comes to the economy. If there was a republican in office in the place of Obama, they would be touting the same economy coming back line.