posted on Sep, 29 2012 @ 06:32 PM
This fries my arse.
I have worked since I was 12 years old. I grew up in appalachia and was very poor. I had to work pumping gas at a local gas station (and I am a girl!)
for dirty creepy old men for 20 hours a week and got paid $40 a week. That was ALOT of money. My money went to buy my clothes, shoes, school
supplies, etc. because my family couldnt afford to buy that stuff for me. I was in band so all of my expenses in band I had to pay for. I have worked
My husband retired from the Army in 2010, is 80% VA disabled and I have a good job at a major insurance company. We have ONE child. We chose to have
only one child because we felt if the world went to crap we could afford to provide for her somehow if we had to.
All that being said, we still live pay check to paycheck and we dont have a lot of luxuries. We have a mortgage, utilities, a beat up truck and a mini
van. Our kid has a mustang but we didnt buy it...her grandfather left it to her when he died in April.
My point is, I think it stinks that I work 60+ hrs a week and we barely get by when there are some people at Walmart buying carts of groceries on the
governments dime. I have to bargain shop to afford everything we need. They have carts of soda, candy, chips, etc. Those things are luxuries for us.
I also have student loans, which is where alot of my paycheck goes. College degree landed me great job...but I will be paying off that education for
the next 10 years. It is really frustrating.
Life isn't fair my mom always said, but, we need to demand an overhaul of our system. NOW.