Watered-down health care reform
Tax holidays for the wealthy
Toothless Wall Street reform
Mediocre stimulus legislation
Oh yeah, and now virtual strip searches for everyone (except those who don't want cancer - they get a real thorough pat-down).
I'm. Sick. Of. It.
I've had it.
Corporate interests, wealth interests and the military industrial complex have been calling all the shots and making my life hell for far too long and it's got to stop.
While rich America sees their tax burden reduced by two thirds and their wealth increase by much more, our share of the pie gets smaller and smaller. This year hasn't been as bad as last year, in the sense that I do have some work. But what's fucked up is that, even though I'm working, I still can't make ends meet.
Every time I get some revenue, it's gone simultaneously. I always owe someone something. Insurance (auto, not health - lost that awhile back), power bill, car note, gas, not to mention various business expenses that I had to incur on credit (when I still had credit - now I float checks in order to bridge the gap) in order to earn the paltry sums that I do.
One month I'll maybe make $300. Or there were two months this year that i made a couple grand. Lucky me - those were the months used to calculate my food stamp benefit; they don't have a good method for the self-employed.
Shit breaks down. It costs $20 to do the fucking laundry for fucks sake. I actually wash my underwear by hand in the bathtub in order to save money. Toiletries are also really expensive. I just spent $50 on soap, shampoo, toothpaste, deodorant, toilet paper, laundry detergent, aspirin, etc...
So although I'm working, I'm not getting out of the hole. My ARRA housing subsidy ran out - I got a **wonderful** letter from them stating how "happy" they are that I am back on my feet and see! that is exactly how this stimulus program was intended to work. Fuck you.
I'm not getting out of the hole. I wonder how much deeper it has to get.
Will the landed class ever get tired of screwing the American public? HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA