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anarch Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-29-06 11:19 AM
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16. way ahead of you there, friend.
I've never eaten so much beans and rice before in my life, nor ever had to beg for money or food before.

It's ironic...I'm in the position of having the "best" job I've ever had in my life, what should be a solid "middle class" salary, and I can't even come close to supporting two people with the cost of living what it is now. I honestly have no idea what to do. I mean, we'll have to move somewhere cheaper soon, but I can't give up my job, so then I'll have to commute farther, which will mean spending waaaay more on gas, and so on...I don't know if anyone else is quite experiencing this, but I just feel totally, hopelessly fucked.
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  -The cost of living going up fast and we won't be able to keep pace with it Skidmore  Jun-29-06 10:41 AM   #0 
  - Went to the grocery store a couple days ago  Rude Horner   Jun-29-06 10:46 AM   #1 
  - The price of gas goes up, it  dogday   Jun-29-06 10:47 AM   #2 
  - then how do other prices come down. why is jc penny having  pooja   Jun-29-06 10:51 AM   #5 
     - 'cause nobody can afford shit at jc penney's  anarch   Jun-29-06 11:12 AM   #14 
     - When you mark up an item 100% and it  dogday   Jun-29-06 11:56 AM   #21 
  - i noticed that shampoo is the same price, detergent, household  pooja   Jun-29-06 10:48 AM   #3 
  - earning amount before we all qualigy for food stamps, you ask?  halobeam   Jun-29-06 11:03 AM   #7 
  - Food is ridiculous  foreverdem   Jun-29-06 11:10 AM   #11 
  - No it is not.  cornermouse   Jun-29-06 11:14 AM   #15 
     - You are correct.  leeroysphits   Jun-29-06 11:28 AM   #17 
        - Yeppers  dogday   Jun-29-06 12:11 PM   #25 
  - national geographic has said  laruemtt   Jun-29-06 10:50 AM   #4 
  - plastic doodads and whatnots and trinkets?  Yollam   Jun-29-06 10:51 AM   #6 
  - Globalization really means that there many more people get'n an cut  sam sarrha   Jun-29-06 11:05 AM   #8 
  - Mexican onions put local farmers out of buisness, they dont have slaves  sam sarrha   Jun-29-06 11:06 AM   #9 
  - Tell me about it, my favorite coffee went up from 4.99 a can all the way  Nickster   Jun-29-06 11:07 AM   #10 
  - Might be a good time to start hammering those Rs in Congress  Skidmore   Jun-29-06 11:10 AM   #12 
  - It's amazing how quickly....  Sammy Pepys   Jun-29-06 11:10 AM   #13 
  - way ahead of you there, friend.  anarch   Jun-29-06 11:19 AM   #16 
  - A friend of mine is in a similar situation  lastliberalintexas   Jun-29-06 12:07 PM   #23 
  - I buy for a family of 5.  newportdadde   Jun-29-06 11:36 AM   #18 
  - Good thing average wages have dropped drastically.  porphyrian   Jun-29-06 11:40 AM   #19 
  - Soon?  HughBeaumont   Jun-29-06 11:46 AM   #20 
  - This summer we will have eight  TexasLady   Jun-29-06 12:02 PM   #22 
  - A couple of suggestions  MadHound   Jun-29-06 12:08 PM   #24 
  - We grow a lot of stuff in our veggie garden.  Skidmore   Jun-29-06 12:17 PM   #26 
     - OK, understand then  MadHound   Jun-29-06 12:22 PM   #28 
  - To make bad things worse  catmandu57   Jun-29-06 12:19 PM   #27 
 

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