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What is better:
(a) To pay some money monthly now?
(b) To pay a LOT of money as you grow older and get health problems forcing you to visit the hospital?
Both is a lot of money alltogether, and maybe, just maybe you would never need to pay a larger hospital bill in your lifetime.
"Waste not want not."
In 2011 Obama's travel expenses were $1.4 billion.
Something I think about after reading that letter; Presidents and politicians are not rock stars - government salaries should speak to their worth as a citizen and their contribution to society.
The average income of an American household seems to be around $50,000/year (+-$10,000, up or down)
Obamas income? Over $400,000. wow. I'm sure a prezzie needs a lot of cash; protection, meetings, etc. But I'd love to see that break down.
reply to post by snarky412
I bet this "Texan Mom" just wishes we could go back to the Bush dynasty, when everything was great.
Cuz Bush and Bush² never did anything wrong.
Bad news everyone, the next president will be just as bad as all of the others before him, maybe worse as we have let them get away with everything else, each next one will become a little bit bolder.
Bad news everyone, the next president will be just as bad as all of the others before him, maybe worse
reply to post by jammer2012
That kind of complacent attitude is a huge part of the problem in this country. "I don't care" "It's not my problem". There is absolutely no unity among the citizens of the United States,no one cares about anything that doesn't affect them personally. They spend all their time blaming their neighbors and using this "personal responsibility" excuse to ignore the real problem.
What people are going through right now has nothing to do with "personal responsibility",how hard they work,or that they aren't trying hard enough. So instead of blaming your neighbors,you should be unified against this corrupt government because if we all follow your advice,no one will care about you when you start experiencing what a lot of us have been for quite some time. The attitude you have plays right into their plan. They don't want us to stand up for each other because we just might stand up AGAINST them. They want you to not care,they want you to blame each other. So point your finger at those who really deserve it,the politicians and the corporations that buy them.
I could have written that letter and most people I know could have written it as well.
She is right. He DOESN'T know what any of that is like. NOBODY in Washington knows what it is like. That's the problem. You really can't get elected to anything if you aren't rich, born in a well named family, or had a silver spoon shoved in your cake hole at birth.
That is why the economy is in the crapper. I have always said that if they put in a blue collar, minimum wage worker to deal with the debt we would see a change for the better. They know how to stretch their dollar for 2 extra nights of groceries and a down payment on their eldest's class ring. They know how to shop around for a better price on car repairs while still purchasing little Katie's inhaler. They HAVE to learn how to do it. Most of them have ALWAYS done it. Those in office have not, so they waste and care not.
We ARE collateral damage.
They don't deal with a lot of the issues most of us deal with daily.
Obama is out of touch. The whole damned administration is out of touch.edit on 11/18/2013 by Kangaruex4Ewe because: (no reason given)