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subterranean Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-15-11 04:36 PM
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9. On top of that, we also have expenses we didn't have back then.
Cable bills, Internet bills, cell phones and cell phone bills, computers and other electronic gadgets, video games, and so on. A lot of money is spent on things that didn't exist 30 or 40 years ago, but are now considered essentials by most middle-class families.
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  -GOP policies turned the middle class into the working poor K8-EEE  Jan-15-11 01:54 PM   #0 
  - It's the new reality.  Skink   Jan-15-11 02:03 PM   #1 
  - The house my parents bought for $30,000 in 1966 is now  K8-EEE   Jan-15-11 02:06 PM   #3 
  - While they are largely responsible for this they got a lot of help for people that should have......  yourout   Jan-15-11 02:05 PM   #2 
  - Agreed nt  K8-EEE   Jan-15-11 02:06 PM   # 
  - Yes  Andy823   Jan-15-11 02:06 PM   #4 
  - I was thinking about this recently.  KansDem   Jan-15-11 02:07 PM   #5 
  - I don't get to think about an eye exam or getting my kid to college  notadmblnd   Jan-15-11 02:14 PM   #6 
  - And poor people have been dismissed and ignored.  bobbolink   Jan-15-11 02:16 PM   #7 
  - Any trend that is detrimental to full employment pushes down wages.  dkf   Jan-15-11 02:18 PM   #8 
  - On top of that, we also have expenses we didn't have back then.  subterranean   Jan-15-11 04:36 PM   #9 
  - I watch free over the air television. It would be nice if there was that option for home internet.  Skink   Jan-15-11 08:46 PM   #10 
  - The cashier jobs in those grocery stores used to be well paying union jobs in the 70's  NNN0LHI   Jan-15-11 08:55 PM   #11 
  - Hard to get that message out there when the impoverishment of the US has been a bipartisan effort.  MadHound   Jan-15-11 09:02 PM   #12 
  - The de-regulation of Wall Street and banking was also a bi-partisan affair.  Better Believe It   Jan-15-11 09:14 PM   #15 
  - K&R  Richard Steele   Jan-15-11 09:07 PM   #13 
  - It is a bi-partisan attack on our living standards and "entitlements".  Better Believe It   Jan-15-11 09:14 PM   #14 

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