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Seriously? When are we even notified of anything that the government has done until after the fact?
Do you work?
Do you own a home?
Did you pay for college?
Do you have health, homeowners and car insurance?
Do you pay cash for every single purchase you make?
We didn't let our country slip into financial disaster.
Whoever set the bar for declaring that the cost of living should increase by a minimum of 100% every 20 years should be held accountable.
Originally posted by Wrabbit2000
Now, when you are looking at $25,000 to $30,000 per year in JUST the basic cost to keep a rent contract? I.E... We're not into utilities and all the other basic costs to just live yet..that is just the landlord check....I'd say $100,000 goes a whole lot faster than people would like to imagine it does. As the map at the bottom of that page shows..unbelievably...NYC isn't even the highest. San Francisco is worse.
Then you are stating that the American people are not responsible for the situation they are in? Please, tell me how that works in a system where you elect those who make decisions for you.
Easy, a lot of the politicians making decisions for us didn't even understand half of what they were voting on leaving their constituents in the dark as well. Unfortunately, there are not enough people doing their homework in order to make informed decisions about who our representatives SHOULD be in the first place, leaving the rest of us to live with them. Stupidity will rule forever because of it.
Privileged distress today. Once you grasp the concept of privileged distress, you’ll see it everywhere: the rich feel “punished” by taxes; whites believe they are the real victims of racism; employers’ religious freedom is threatened when they can’t deny contraception to their employees; English-speakers resent bilingualism — it goes on and on.
And what is the Tea Party movement other than a counter-revolution? It comes cloaked in religion and fiscal responsibility, but scratch the surface and you’ll find privileged distress: Change has taken something from us and we want it back.
Originally posted by Djayed
reply to post by phroziac
It is depending on where you live:
In L.A.(Or really anywhere in California) two hours is normal.
In Atlanta, 45 min is normal.
It really depends on where the person that is commenting is living. When I lived in California my Commute was 2 hours 45 minutes each way. So I would spend 5 1/2 hours in my car five days a week. Otherwise my rent was at least $700 more.edit on 12/8/2012 by Djayed because: (no reason given)