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LiberalEsto Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-29-06 05:06 PM
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35. We are drowning in bills
Even though my husband is paid pretty well, I've been without work the past two months due to a lack of clients at our office. We are stretched to the limit.

Car insurance has gone up.
Prescriptions have gone up.
Electricity has gone way up, "thanks" to Maryland's deregulation.
Gasoline costs have helped drain our savings.
Garbage collection went up due to increased gas costs.
Food has gone up due to increased gas costs and crop failures and storms.
Cable has gone up (when doesn't it?)

I don't know how people survive these days.

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  -Middle-class families in worse shape than ever, study finds Omaha Steve  Sep-28-06 07:30 PM   #0 
  - Freepers love the way things are. I guess they are all "Upper Class".  The_Casual_Observer   Sep-28-06 07:33 PM   #1 
  - They are as unprotected as any other middle class citizen..  Tellurian   Sep-28-06 07:58 PM   #5 
     - What is taking them so long to catch on? Surely their finances aren't  leesa   Sep-28-06 11:01 PM   #17 
     - Their ministries control the conversation..  Tellurian   Sep-29-06 12:27 AM   #19 
     - Here's why they don't catch on  spinbaby   Sep-29-06 07:04 AM   #25 
     - Most peopel I know are struggling  Craftsman   Sep-29-06 10:53 AM   #31 
  - Didn't grow up middle class and am not now  ikojo   Sep-28-06 07:36 PM   #2 
  - Inflation is also higher than the government is saying it is.  AX10   Sep-28-06 07:37 PM   #3 
  - according to the study by a think tank headed by a former top aide to  WCGreen   Sep-28-06 07:48 PM   #4 
  - That jumped right out at me too. n/t  independentpiney   Sep-29-06 05:28 AM   #21 
  - Roger Ailes?  Lars39   Sep-29-06 10:09 AM   #30 
     - Yes, indeed.....  WCGreen   Sep-29-06 04:23 PM   #32 
  - We are becoming a society based on debt slavery.  Nabeshin   Sep-28-06 08:01 PM   #6 
  - So true.  1932   Sep-28-06 10:51 PM   #15 
  - AKA, The Ownership Society.  tanyev   Sep-29-06 07:37 AM   #27 
     - Yeah. The banks and your employers own you.  1932   Sep-29-06 08:37 AM   #29 
  - cry me a river... and then try poverty  Viva_La_Revolution   Sep-28-06 08:03 PM   #7 
  - If this keeps up much longer  Megahurtz   Sep-29-06 05:05 PM   #34 
  - Study finds?  KC2   Sep-28-06 08:09 PM   #8 
  - Really? Ever? Let's not go crazy...  NOLADEM   Sep-28-06 08:53 PM   #9 
  - All is going according to plan...  Canuckistanian   Sep-28-06 09:55 PM   #10 
  - The end of the Middleclass in America  lovuian   Sep-28-06 09:57 PM   #11 
  - The really disturbing part...  FormerOstrich   Sep-28-06 10:15 PM   #12 
  - boy, you got THAT right! i dread having to call any company.  NotGivingUp   Sep-29-06 06:31 AM   #23 
  - Oh man ostrich! I hear you!  Carni   Sep-29-06 06:39 AM   #24 
  - and that's just a two-parent family  shanti   Sep-28-06 10:26 PM   #13 
  - you need one income just to pay for food around here  pitohui   Sep-29-06 01:04 AM   #20 
  - To me, this is THE story of the last 6 years. It's not 9/11 or Iraq  1932   Sep-28-06 10:49 PM   #14 
  - How many voted for Bush? "What's the Matter with Kansas" explains  young_at_heart   Sep-28-06 10:57 PM   #16 
  - Yes, and it's because of that..............  llmart   Sep-29-06 06:06 AM   #22 
  - But Bush's Haves and Have Mores are doing great!  NVMojo   Sep-28-06 11:34 PM   #18 
  - When the average cost of health insurance is more than  Vinca   Sep-29-06 07:11 AM   #26 
  - no surprize here----everyday expenses are eating away at so many that  rodeodance   Sep-29-06 08:31 AM   #28 
  - Its sad that we HAVE to save our money....  bamacrat   Sep-29-06 04:30 PM   #33 
  - Even sadder is that some of us  Megahurtz   Sep-29-06 05:09 PM   #36 
  - We are drowning in bills  LiberalEsto   Sep-29-06 05:06 PM   #35 

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