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  •  Yep, they don't think about that, do they? (17+ / 0-)

    Sorry it's such a struggle but I know what it's like. People who have never struggled have no idea unless they are just very empathic, which some are. You DO need a living wage which would mean enough to give you transportation money and food and housing etc. But we do not have that in this country. No siree.

    I have to spend about $8. to go anywhere at all, on gas, and there is no public transportation where I live in N. Central Florida, south of Gainesville. I hate that because I live on SS.

    My nephew in KY had to refuse a job because of such a factor, and it was just part-time. No public transport of value there either.

    Here's hoping things somehow improve for you!

    "extreme concentration of income is incompatible with real democracy.... the truth is that the whole nature of our society is at stake." Paul Krugman

    by Gorette on Tue Feb 07, 2012 at 05:58:27 PM PST

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