Blue Collar Debt Rescue
Everywhere you look there is news of a crumbling economy, a collapsing housing market, gas and food prices are reaching far beyond ridiculous. The
government is clueless and remain pretty uncaring about the “little people” that put them in those nice cushy positions passing laws with their
$39.00 pens. I buy a dozen at a time for a buck. So what the hell?
My money buys Ipads and Fiji Water while in my household we have had to replace good meals with Ramen noodles. A massively ridiculous trade off if you
ask me… But they never do. I am pretty sure they already know the answer anyway.
I hate the phrase “It’s Not Fair!” so much.I hear my daughter say it and quickly inform her that life isn’t fair and nobody ever said it
would be. As much as I hate it, I catch it creeping back into my mind with ever increasing frequency.
We have a government body that couldn’t care less about the plight of your average income, hard working blue collar worker. You know… The ones
that keep this country running from behind the scenes? The ones who live hand to mouth trying to raise their children with morals and values? Yes.
When will we see change that benefits us?
When the rich people start feeling it in their checkbooks, their overseas bank accounts, and their precious stocks. By then we should be on the verge
of mass extinction. I think the government would deem it collateral damage and thank our surviving family members for our brave sacrifice.
So why is the government so inept at math? Why can’t these Ivy League Benevolent Leaders balance the nation’s checkbook?
Because they never had to. They were born with the proverbial silver spoon in their mouths. They never had to rob Peter to pay Paul, never had to
bargain with the bank to keep their Jaguars from being repoed. They never came home to the electricity being shut off because their parent’s worked
100 hours a week and still couldn’t pay the exorbitant amount they were charged with.
What they need to do…
Trade in all the White Collars for Blue Collars. It’s pretty much that simple the way I see it.
Blue collar workers know how to budget. They use coupons. They look for sales. They don’t buy $16 dollar muffins or stay at the Ritz when all they
can afford are poptarts and the Econolodge. They use common sense because there is generally no help for most of us if we run short of money before
the next payday.
A single mother will work 2 jobs and bargain with the devil himself to save 50¢. She can manage to feed a family of 4 good food for $50.00 a week and
have enough money left over to rent the new Disney movie out of the Redbox down the street.
Because she HAS to. That’s the only difference between the regular folks and those on the Hill driving our economy off a cliff ala Thelma &
You find a way to MAKE IT WORK when there are NO other options. When there is NO giant piggy bank made fat off the sweat of those who are now
struggling the most you have to find work arounds, and alternatives.
Put the convicts to work. I don’t work… I don’t eat, I don’t have cable, no electricity, no internet, etc. These people have it made. 3 HOTS &
A COT included with their stay. Work for it. Get rid of paying city workers huge money to pick up trash off the road, pave roads, mow medians, clean
sewers, etc. Convicts want to eat? WORK FOR IT!
It is infuriating to know there are elderly people who have worked all their lives and paid their taxes only to wind up eating pet food because it’s
all they can afford after they buy their medications while a murderer or a child rapist eats freely. If you don’t see what’s wrong with this
picture you are too far gone from reality.
Convicts actually working would save millions of dollars while not costing tax payers more money. Why can’t this be done? Human rights? I have the
right to work for food. They do too. Next excuse?
Another money saver?
Public offices should forfeit pay. If you want to run the country, sit on the senate, play solitaire while voting in congress, then provide your
services for free. It is considered an honor to serve your country. Too many do it for the pay and benefits. As a result we get only those who can
afford an extravagant campaign to make extravagant wages.
Cut out the social security ponzi scheme. Bernie Madoff is pulling life for running a grand ponzi scheme, but the government can do it legally all day
long for decades. I am acutely aware that I will probably never see the money that I AM STILL PAYING into social security. So why are they still
taking it? So they can pay others their SS now. That could tick off Mother Theresa.
So in short, this Blue Collar woman has a few more tips and clues for the benevolents looking down on me from the Hill…
Quit buying $4,000 toilets, $16.00 muffins,$35.00 hammers, etc. Cut a damned coupon once in a while. You all need to learn to fix something with duct
tape instead of paying $800.00 for someone else to come in and do it. Quit rebuilding every other country on the planet while ours is in critical
shape. Quit spending China’s money before you wake up with a gigantic horse head in the nation’s bed and a Chinese tow truck backed up to the
White House.. Travel in your own car, bring your own lunch from home, clean your own offices, dress yourselves, fix Martha White muffins for a
I could go on and on forever. The list of idiotic purchases and expenditures would probably be long enough to wrap around the world more than once.
You don’t have to be a genius to fix this debt/budget crisis… Just quit being stupid with other people’s money. It’s so simple I could just
Our nation if sinking like the Titanic. The government is currently the upper class who are jumping into the life rafts while we will be the working
class locked below deck with no hope of rescue.
We need to come together. We need to demand a change. We need to survive on our own because the rats have jumped ship.
edit on 6/5/2012 by
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