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WCGreen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-20-11 12:49 AM
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Are most of us living on a fixed income even though we never looked at it that way...
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I wonder.

With the slow down of the economy, how many of us have gone without a raise over the last three or so years.

How many of us have wages that have stagnated while everything else keeps going up up and away...

I wonder.

I have a little control over what I charge my few remaining clients, but not much.

Mrs. WCGreen has gotten exactly one 3% raise over the last 5 years.

My SSI payments have remained the same for two years now and it looks as if there will be no upward COLA next year.

So how many people are living on a fixed income and don't realized it?

Certainly not the bankers, the captains of industry and professional sports figures.

But the rest of us...

Well, I think it is a disaster for the middle class that prices keep edging higher and higher and wages and salaries have all but stagnated.

When will people say enough is enough this living with less and less....
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  -Are most of us living on a fixed income even though we never looked at it that way... WCGreen  Sep-20-11 12:49 AM   #0 
  - I always wondered just whose  ohheckyeah   Sep-20-11 12:53 AM   #1 
  - Amen to that! When almost anyone talks about "people on fixed incomes," they are  raccoon   Sep-20-11 08:21 AM   #7 
  - I guess it doesn't really matter if you're already well off...  CaliforniaPeggy   Sep-20-11 12:57 AM   #2 
  - hubby has gotten 1% and 1-1/2% salary increase  DesertFlower   Sep-20-11 02:52 AM   #3 
  - Wish I was living on a fixed income  NNN0LHI   Sep-20-11 05:26 AM   #4 
  - Mine is reducing  Mugweed   Sep-20-11 06:02 AM   #5 
  - I was celebrating my $21 a month raise in my pension check until I got my school tax bill..  Historic NY   Sep-20-11 06:20 AM   #6 

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