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Leftist Agitator Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun May-09-10 07:18 PM
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69. "I need an economy where I can afford to buy meals and other necessities."
Indeed. But what you need (as do the rest of us) is an economy in which the top 1% don't control 40% of the wealth.

I don't begrudge this woman for her wealth, but I take extreme umbrage at her cluelessness as to how the vast majority of Americans live.
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  -Read this right now, and get ready to feel very, very, very ANGRY. Leftist Agitator  May-09-10 09:38 AM   #0 
  - wow $32.50 is food for a week here. our UU church has buy nothing days several X/year nt  msongs   May-09-10 09:39 AM   #1 
  - I hope he turned off his electricity and gas and water..... if not he spent money on credit  Motown_Johnny   May-09-10 09:42 AM   #2 
  - Exactly what I thought when I read the head line.. In the very least the water and the  glowing   May-09-10 09:50 AM   #5 
  - You would think she would be ashamed of her habits and not want to  mucifer   May-09-10 09:45 AM   #3 
  - 32.50 for one meal for one person (pasta?). That's gas in my car for one week.  notadmblnd   May-09-10 09:50 AM   #4 
  - Deleted message  Name removed   May-09-10 09:51 AM   #6 
  - I feel terrible  madmax   May-09-10 09:52 AM   #7 
  - When he gets to the point he is pulling his own bad teeth like my long term unemployed 56 year old  ipaint   May-09-10 09:53 AM   #8 
  - I went to the author's website.  MindPilot   May-09-10 09:54 AM   #9 
  - More here in this thread  hobbit709   May-09-10 09:58 AM   #11 
  - Too bad the HuffPo scrubbed all the negative comments  rucky   May-09-10 11:10 AM   #21 
  - Planning what to do with other peoples' money. hmmmmf. and taking some while she does it.  lonestarnot   May-09-10 10:00 AM   #13 
  - I'm sure she's comfortable.  rug   May-09-10 10:04 AM   #14 
     - Harvard MBA  Stephanie   May-09-10 12:47 PM   #44 
  - Where is the part that's supposed to make readers angry?  slackmaster   May-09-10 09:57 AM   #10 
  - The other 364 days when she does spend money.  rug   May-09-10 10:06 AM   #15 
  - For me, it was in her comments more than the main post  noamnety   May-09-10 12:04 PM   #37 
     - That's exactly what she was implying, yep.  Marr   May-10-10 08:04 AM   #85 
  - Someone is already doing that  chillspike   May-09-10 09:58 AM   #12 
  - Have you ever lived in NYC? It is extremely expensive.  Walk away   May-09-10 10:10 AM   #16 
  - You can live in NY without Starbucks lattes, etc.  hobbit709   May-09-10 10:23 AM   #17 
  - You can live in NYC without paying $32.50 for a plate of fucking pasta.  Leftist Agitator   May-09-10 10:31 AM   #18 
  - You think this person is a worthless piece of shit because she gets...  Walk away   May-09-10 11:03 AM   #19 
  - oh bullshit there's grocers in every single neighborhood in NYC and her walk to work was 12 min  bettyellen   May-09-10 11:22 AM   #23 
  - So you live in Manhattan and you think that spending $60 a day...  Walk away   May-09-10 12:19 PM   #39 
  - $50 x 30 = $18250/yr. median household income in nyc = $55K.  Hannah Bell   May-09-10 12:51 PM   #47 
  - That is for NYC not Manhattan. There the mean income is $121,549 and the...  Walk away   May-09-10 01:07 PM   #50 
     - so what? half the households make LESS. wow, deep ADVICE, don't order lattes  Hannah Bell   May-09-10 02:37 PM   #55 
  - no middle class people eat out and take cabs every single day. no one said the markets are as cheap  bettyellen   May-09-10 06:01 PM   #64 
  - imagine how much they hate the people who go out for a night of drinking!!  dionysus   May-10-10 11:26 AM   #96 
  - She says in the post that her pantry items were from Trader Joes  Stephanie   May-09-10 12:45 PM   #43 
  - You are only guessing. What if she lives up town and takes a cab home...  Walk away   May-09-10 12:52 PM   #48 
     - Wow, are you insane?  Stephanie   May-09-10 01:15 PM   #52 
        - Please, I used to save myself about 50% of my grocery bill...  Walk away   May-09-10 02:49 PM   #59 
           - And have neighbors like you?  Stephanie   May-09-10 04:42 PM   #61 
           - thank you Stephanie. that blogger is a giant ass and a liar- as her edits prove  bettyellen   May-09-10 06:07 PM   #65 
              - What are you up to?  Stephanie   May-09-10 06:47 PM   #66 
           - her daily budget isn't sixty dollars. that's just what she spends on cabs & takeout.  Hannah Bell   May-09-10 10:54 PM   #79 
  - holy shit, she had a cab ride, couple coffees, and takeout in NYC and spent 80 bux. get the fucking  dionysus   May-10-10 11:24 AM   #95 
  - "Do you have a car? Do you drive it to work?"  Leftist Agitator   May-09-10 11:29 AM   #26 
  - I have lived in or near Manhattan almost all of my life.  Walk away   May-09-10 12:37 PM   #42 
     - You're missing the point.  tabasco   May-09-10 07:34 PM   #72 
        - You know, I was going to point out the same thing.  Leftist Agitator   May-09-10 09:39 PM   #74 
           - Had to check the menu for my favorite Thai takeout place  Stephanie   May-09-10 10:10 PM   #76 
              - And you live in Manhattan, do you not?  Leftist Agitator   May-10-10 08:34 AM   #88 
  - It most certainly is NOT. I have managed to live in NY most of my life without  Raineyb   May-10-10 01:18 PM   #106 
  - She changed it to 22.50 !! Ha ha and her daily total was lowered to 60 from 80$ !  bettyellen   May-09-10 11:23 AM   #24 
  - that was a pretty pathetic move  fishwax   May-09-10 07:42 PM   #73 
  - "This woman is a spoiled, entitled piece of shit." hmm. you sound jealous.  dionysus   May-10-10 10:59 AM   #92 
     - This woman is a uninformed idiot with the hubris to try to tell others how to save money.  EOTE   May-10-10 11:54 AM   #98 
        - while her article is silly, i see no reason to hate the woman. seriously. her article boils down to  dionysus   May-10-10 11:59 AM   #99 
           - This was not her diary, she was suggesting ways of saving money.  EOTE   May-10-10 12:06 PM   #100 
              - i wasn't aware that this is what she gets paid to do. i thought it was just a blog post.  dionysus   May-10-10 12:18 PM   #102 
  - She's in my neighborhood  Stephanie   May-09-10 12:35 PM   #41 
  - So maybe she isn't writing for or about you. Let's hate her even more.  Walk away   May-09-10 01:08 PM   #51 
     - Her attitude is patronizing and naive  Stephanie   May-09-10 01:35 PM   #53 
  - I spend more now that I left (temporarily) NYC  KurtNYC   May-10-10 07:50 AM   #83 
  - Yes, I have.  moriah   May-10-10 08:20 AM   #86 
  - Different attitudes about wealth and poverty.  MindPilot   May-09-10 11:08 AM   #20 
  - You spent that much on one meal for one person, wow. I wouldn't think of spending that much on one  southernyankeebelle   May-09-10 11:21 AM   #22 
  - I'd like to keep my average lunch costs under $3/day, and it's getting tough.  kestrel91316   May-09-10 11:27 AM   #25 
  - All of the very, very, very angry here  izquierdista   May-09-10 11:35 AM   #27 
  - You are 100% correct.  Leftist Agitator   May-09-10 11:43 AM   #29 
  - +1  KurtNYC   May-10-10 01:36 PM   #107 
  - +1 n/t  Raineyb   May-10-10 01:58 PM   #108 
  - +1 NT  SocialistLez   May-09-10 02:46 PM   #58 
  - Michael Shermer talked about this just last week.  Kablooie   May-10-10 12:24 PM   #103 
  - Somehow the anger escapes me. Someone writing an article  CBR   May-09-10 11:37 AM   #28 
  - You must have money.  Leftist Agitator   May-09-10 11:46 AM   #30 
     - I am in grad school and my husband is a pre-school teacher so,  CBR   May-09-10 11:47 AM   #31 
        - Fair enough.  Leftist Agitator   May-09-10 11:50 AM   #32 
  - That's my life. Other than a couple of trips a week to buy groceries and  Cleita   May-09-10 11:51 AM   #33 
  - Surely she had some leftover CAKE to survive on for a day.  donco6   May-09-10 11:53 AM   #34 
  - So?  jpak   May-09-10 11:55 AM   #35 
  - Deleted message  Name removed   May-09-10 12:04 PM   #36 
  - Deleted message  Name removed   May-09-10 12:16 PM   #38 
  - This was an "experiment" for this woman....  Skidmore   May-09-10 12:22 PM   #40 
  - While her post doesn't make me angry...  Dappleganger   May-09-10 12:51 PM   #45 
  - Just eating every day requires food in your pantry that you PAID FOR  mainer   May-09-10 12:51 PM   #46 
  - HOW DARE THIS WOMAN HELP CREATE JOBS !!!11111!!!!!!!!!!  SmileyRose   May-09-10 12:53 PM   #49 
  - At least some of this is not resentment over how she lives (and incidentally creates jobs), but rath  patrice   May-09-10 02:23 PM   #54 
  - all spending creates "jobs", but jobs preparing lattes & thai takeout don't generally pay well.  Hannah Bell   May-09-10 02:40 PM   #57 
  - Excellent point: Some people are entitled to self-fulfilling employment and others are not.  patrice   May-09-10 03:00 PM   #60 
  - This is not resentment over the fact that she's well-off.  Arkana   May-09-10 10:57 PM   #81 
  - One massive yawn...  fortyfeetunder   May-09-10 02:38 PM   #56 
  - i can go a year without spending a penny if i pay all my bills ahead of time & stock up on food.  Hannah Bell   May-09-10 05:48 PM   #62 
  - I guess they don't have Dollar Store Ragu in NYC.  tabasco   May-09-10 05:55 PM   #63 
  - Not anger, but amazement.  Zenlitened   May-09-10 06:58 PM   #67 
  - I'm not angry but I am shaking my head in despair ....  gleaner   May-09-10 07:07 PM   #68 
  - "I need an economy where I can afford to buy meals and other necessities."  Leftist Agitator   May-09-10 07:18 PM   #69 
     - Exactly so .....  gleaner   May-10-10 04:39 AM   #82 
  - I'm not in the least impressed  unlegendary   May-09-10 07:23 PM   #70 
  - If you owe anything or have rent you cannot do this.  bamacrat   May-09-10 07:28 PM   #71 
  - It is okay, if the rich keep it up they will be poor soon too.  Rex   May-09-10 09:44 PM   #75 
  - Maybe we should go back to being hunters-gatherers  MN TN   May-09-10 10:14 PM   #77 
  - There are times that I don't spend a nickel in several days.  Beacool   May-09-10 10:19 PM   #78 
  - Jesus Christ--this broad acts like she just got waterboarded  Arkana   May-09-10 10:55 PM   #80 
  - Deleted message  Name removed   May-10-10 08:00 AM   #84 
  - I think you'll find that most people here  Marr   May-10-10 08:24 AM   #87 
  - I imagine you also used public roads throughout the day...  LanternWaste   May-10-10 08:35 AM   #89 
  - AHHHHHHHHHHGH.. Huffpo is crap anyway!  Prof Lester   May-10-10 10:42 AM   #90 
  - What about this is supposed to make me angry?  NeedleCast   May-10-10 10:47 AM   #91 
  - i think you're supposed to hate eveyone that isn't as broke as you are. that's all i can get out of  dionysus   May-10-10 11:01 AM   #93 
     - Got it, thanks  NeedleCast   May-10-10 12:30 PM   #104 
  - self-delete  shanti   May-10-10 11:14 AM   #94 
  - this is my normal day  Macoy   May-10-10 11:40 AM   #97 
  - Angry, or jealous?  Quantess   May-10-10 12:12 PM   #101 
     - Not angry or jealous  Macoy   May-10-10 12:55 PM   #105 

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