You are viewing an obsolete version of the DU website which is no longer supported by the Administrators. Visit The New DU.
Democratic Underground Latest Greatest Lobby Journals Search Options Help Login

Reply #37: Well, lets see... [View All]

Printer-friendly format Printer-friendly format
Printer-friendly format Email this thread to a friend
Printer-friendly format Bookmark this thread
This topic is archived.
Home » Discuss » Archives » General Discussion (Through 2005) Donate to DU
walldude Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-15-05 08:36 PM
Response to Original message
37. Well, lets see...
In the 8 years Clinton was President I got a raise every year. When Bush became President that was the end of the raises. I did get a tax cut though :eyes: I also got:
A 100% increase in Gas Prices.
A 300% increase in HealthCare (Had to give it up.. hope the kids don't get sick)
A 140% increase in Natural Gas prices.
A 70% increase in Electricty prices.
I've also been noticing that food prices have gone up as well. Glad my car doesn't run on milk...

After almost 5 years of no raises I quit my freakin job. Started freelancing. It was a crazy move, I had no savings and only 2 weeks vacation pay as a severance(after 16 years in the same company). Things were tight for a few months but now I am getting steady work. If business keeps increasing I will do much better next year than I did this year.
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top

Home » Discuss » Archives » General Discussion (Through 2005) Donate to DU

Powered by DCForum+ Version 1.1 Copyright 1997-2002
Software has been extensively modified by the DU administrators

Important Notices: By participating on this discussion board, visitors agree to abide by the rules outlined on our Rules page. Messages posted on the Democratic Underground Discussion Forums are the opinions of the individuals who post them, and do not necessarily represent the opinions of Democratic Underground, LLC.

Home  |  Discussion Forums  |  Journals |  Store  |  Donate

About DU  |  Contact Us  |  Privacy Policy

Got a message for Democratic Underground? Click here to send us a message.

© 2001 - 2011 Democratic Underground, LLC