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Old 05-20-2008, 12:11 PM
 
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well stated - I guess being a retired government employee has it's benefits. You just sit back and enjoy while us slackers continue to work to pay for your comfy retirement down in Florida.
Ouch! That one must've hurt.
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Old 05-20-2008, 12:13 PM
 
Location: Here but I spend time There.
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well stated - I guess being a retired government employee has it's benefits. You just sit back and enjoy while us slackers continue to work to pay for your comfy retirement down in Florida.
Hey Wiley?? did you happen to hand over a napking to him after this?...cause damnnnn girl...that was the b*tch slap heard arond the world
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Old 05-20-2008, 12:18 PM
 
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Hmmm....looks like those homebuilders and real estate agents referenced in the article, who were rolling in the dough a few years ago during the peak times should have saved some $$ for the slow times. Sorry, but that's two groups that I can't feel sorry for just because home prices/sales have gone back to normal levels.
Absolutely!!

Nicolem
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Old 05-20-2008, 12:25 PM
 
Location: 38 38' 45" N, -90 20' 08" W
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Yes I'm one of those considering that option, just contacted my HR department to see if I can work less hours to qualify. I am having such a difficult time having a child and paying for insurance(400.00 per mo.) and large deductables for medications every month. It would be easier to work less and earn less to qualify for food stamps.
very sad what this "Land of Oppurtunity" has turned into.
It seems the Land that time forgot for the working people.
I have a novel solution to this problem: lower our taxes. They are so high right now that some are considering using a threshold in which to stay under in order to preserve their 'goodies'. What you have as a result is yet more example of where merit is discouraged, and poor decision making is rewarded. If more of our money was retained paycheck to paycheck, maybe this entire economy wouldn't be as compromised as is purported to be.

This is all part of the bigger problem: people increasingly, due to anethesization of bigger and encroaching government, are opting for security (in the form of food stamps and other centralized programs) over liberty, which entails retaining your money, but using it at your own discretion. In other words, "You're on your own, we trust you can manage your life, and that you don't need a road map to find your ******* with a compass". Sorry for the crass language, but this is what we've been reduced to in this country. Doom and gloom, newspapers being selective in reporting, then subversely inferring that it's either a) Bush or the Republican fault or b) your fault for being prosperous. This woman should get off her ass and get a job. And if that doesn't work, she should get two jobs. A Master's degree in psychology, or anything, does not entitle you to "Wonka's golden ticket" of life.
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Old 05-20-2008, 12:32 PM
 
Location: Stewartsville, NJ
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Hey Wiley?? did you happen to hand over a napking to him after this?...cause damnnnn girl...that was the b*tch slap heard arond the world
I always say - careful what you say as **** rolls down hill and those people who think they are safe, are in for a reality check over the next coming months! That 3, 6 or 12 months of savings for living expenses...will be gone before you know it!
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Old 05-20-2008, 12:34 PM
 
Location: Stewartsville, NJ
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Absolutely!!

Nicolem
You're missing the point...I have no sympathy for the wealthy who didn't manage to prepare for this...I feel for the people they employ! The contractors they use to use! The vendors that they no longer are purchasing from... the little guys at the bottom of this mess!
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Old 05-20-2008, 12:37 PM
 
Location: NJ
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This woman should get off her ass and get a job. And if that doesn't work, she should get two jobs. A Master's degree in psychology, or anything, does not entitle you to "Wonka's golden ticket" of life.
ah, but then, if she has children, she'd be vilified for having to put her children in daycare. not to get too far off course, but as a woman, you're damned if you do, damned if you don't.
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Old 05-20-2008, 12:43 PM
 
Location: North Jersey
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well stated - I guess being a retired government employee has it's benefits. You just sit back and enjoy while us slackers continue to work to pay for your comfy retirement down in Florida.
OUCH!!! what's up with that statement
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Old 05-20-2008, 12:44 PM
 
Location: Stewartsville, NJ
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ah, but then, if she has children, she'd be vilified for having to put her children in daycare. not to get too far off course, but as a woman, you're damned if you do, damned if you don't.
Good point T - woman typically get the big paying jobs over the men who apply...she should have no problems!
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Old 05-20-2008, 12:47 PM
 
Location: North Jersey
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I always say - careful what you say as **** rolls down hill and those people who think they are safe, are in for a reality check over the next coming months! That 3, 6 or 12 months of savings for living expenses...will be gone before you know it!
You know I think just about most except maybe the Donald Trump's are feeling the pinch..between gas prices, food costs etc we all are having to cut back.

I do feel for some....the one in the article well she took a crap shot and lost...was more then likely looking to get rich quick on the real estate frenzy of a few years back..so now us "slackers" will be paying for her food stamps..she has a degree..she needs to hustle her azz and find a job
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