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Wiley50 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Sep-16-06 03:25 PM
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91. I live on $7236 a year, $80,000 would be fabulously wealthy to me
Edited on Sat Sep-16-06 03:33 PM by Wiley50
It's the second half of the month now.
From here on out it's one meal a day
Two Jumbo Jack Hamburgers @ $1.42 each
day after day after day
One day a week I splurge on a $6.50
Lunch buffet at a chinese restaurant.

Why is it this way?
I should have enough to eat on $603/month
I pay $80/mo for internet access
a laptop wireless data card
cause I don't have a land line phone or cable tv
and, being disabled, hanging out on DU
is my only connection to the real world.

I also am trying to save enough
to get out of hock to the check cashing place
where I had to borrow $300 at 1048% APR (that's right) interest
when I had an emergency car repair
(and gas has been eating me alive like everyone else)

I, also, am trying to rebuild an old sailboat
for my escape from Amerika when everything blows
(It's my home and the most valuable thing I own
even though I only paid $2500 for it on Ebay)
I don't wanna live under martial law.
so I needed a few things this month
like paint, hardware,sandpaper and such

There's a guy on this board who says
his mom owns a Gulfstream V biz-jet
and laughed at how he spent almost $300,000
last year on travel. He says he
"had a big old time"
I pm'd him and asked if his mom had taught him
not to brag and be conspicuous about his wealth
He wrote back and said that he was not bragging
He was just telling the truth
that his family owed a big ranch in Texas
and He had worked real real hard
for money he had, obviously inherited

I wonder how many ranchhands (illegals mostly, my guess)
worked for shit wages to do the real work on that ranch

I'm so goddamn sick of the wealthy, even Dems
who have their head so far up their ass
to flaunt their good fortune in front of many
who barely have a pot to pee in

BTW (in case he reads this)
I got disabled by laying carpet for 30 years
at wages so low I couldn't afford insurance
or saving anything for a rainy day

Rolls of carpet are damned heavy
and carrying them on your shoulder for thirty yeats
can wreck your spine. My MRI's are testimony
It's a lot heavier work than I bet he did on
his mama's ranch
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