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Mon Apr 18, 2022, 04:05 PM

1. yeah. i'm one of those people...........

i rent a one bedroom. i'm 44. my wife is 50 and on disability, so basically we are a one income household, since disability pays very little.

We raised a kid (my step-child).

We went through a lot of problems. unemployment, her medical issues, raising a kid, and frankly just being naive and letting credit card companies take advantage of us...... things finally began to turn around for us, and it took us almost 5 years of paying down to get rid of $50,000 of credit card debt we had accumulated. We are now completely debt free, and it feels like a massive weight on my shoulders has been lifted.

We rent a one bedroom (step-daughter moved out on her own years ago). My rent is about $1500 now, about $100 more than it was last year.. We want to get a small house or condo. And I'm terrified. Properties are scarce and the prices are insane. I cannot afford nearly the same space now I could have if I had moved even two years ago. Add to that that all the monthly expenses have gone up, and I'm getting squeezed two ways: more money for the home, and less money to spend on it. The whole situation perplexes me because the median cost of a home and the median household income are WAY out of whack and I don't understand how that is remotely sustainable, but its been that was for over a year and shows no sign of letting up. It would be like if Target started doubling the cost of TVs and you think "well that won't last, no one is going to pay double when they know it isn't worth that much", but you look around and everyone is buying TVs and you are perplexed by this...

I don't blame Biden, things would be a lot worse without him. The inflation problem is a global one brought on by the pandemic and the sacrifices we had to make to fight it. It would be even worse if we had gone the GOP method of not fighting it at all. But most people don't think like that. They couldn't tell you what law was passed or policy put in place by Biden that caused all this inflation, but despite that they'll tell you it is his doing. The media doesn't help at all.

No one should be surprised voters are not happy. People like me are not alone.

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