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  •  I am better off... (1+ / 0-)
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    Sister Havana

    ...I make about 4x what I made four years ago at a stable job with full benefits. I have a house. A new bride. I can honestly say everything about my life is better.

    But my country is not. And that's enough for me to vote for Obama.

    •  I can't sleep at night (3+ / 0-)
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      Creosote, zett, Sister Havana

      for all the worrying I do about paying the bills.

      I have to come up with house insurance, car insurance, car registration(ridiculous in Nebraska), and property taxes this month.  This will probably be the first time in my life that I am going to have to let something slide til next month.

      I have been pulling $200 out of my savings every month just to pay bills. (I hope I can eek that out until the next years income tax check comes in.)  I have no idea how I am going to pay for propane to heat the house this winter.  X-mas?  Oh dear god.  We didn't get each other anniversary presents this year, I guess we can do that for x-mas too.

      I have literally been eating peanut butter and jelly sandwiches every day, sometimes twice a day, trying to save money.  We've cut back on grocery shopping from once a week to twice a month or every three weeks depending on how the finances are.  I can't wait for the next shopping trip so I can get some milk to make Mac and Cheese.

      I have worked at my company for 18 years. For the last 3 years, our raises have been so low as to be practically non-existent. In fact with the cost of everything going up, they are non-existent.
      I don't know what the poverty rate is, but I have to be getting close.  

      At what point do I just give up, throw up my hands and move into my car?

      But it was nice to see my boss's new convertible mustang.

      What they'll do if Obama wins? The current level of hysteria suggests they'll blast off to the moon on a flaming column of fear propulsed diarrhea.

      by faction on Tue Aug 26, 2008 at 09:25:24 PM PDT

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