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Old 10-05-2011, 03:03 PM
 
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How much increases will we get this month or within the next few weeks....

How long will people be able to afford this all?

In the area we live (Tampa Bay, Florida) the sinkhole premiums are going to be increased by 50%, water rates by 10% (due to the water companies not getting enough funds in due to empty foreclosed homes)


On top of that we learned that Citizens is going to be very hard on people who won't be able to proof that their roof has a life expectancy of 3 years and if it hasn't than they will no longer insure the home which means the mortgage will be in default without the insurance in place and more home owner will walk away since they don't have the money to replace the roof right now...repair that is way less money than replacement....

Wow the future is not the brightest for many amongst us....
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Old 10-05-2011, 04:38 PM
 
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We have been drilling a lot of water wells this year where people have city water.

Of course, not right in the cities.
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Old 10-05-2011, 04:45 PM
 
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Maybe people will start to get it thru their thick skulls that maybe, just maybe, 4000 sf homes, every latest gizmo, and yearly trips to Disney are not birthrights....

WTH am I thinking????
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Old 10-05-2011, 04:48 PM
 
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It's all Obama's fault
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Old 10-05-2011, 04:54 PM
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Location: Phoenix,AZ
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It's all Obama's fault

Nope.

Only 72% Nobama's fault.

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Old 10-05-2011, 09:37 PM
 
Location: Rational World Park
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It's the freemarket capitalism you cons slurp up. Shouldn't you be happy to pay these fees? You know, keep the rich, rich and you struggling. The conservative way.
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Old 10-06-2011, 02:20 AM
 
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Actually the inflation is the result of our debt being monetized and our spineless Congress not being willing to address their spending problem but choosing to grow our debt instead.

It is going to get a whole lot worse folks. I hope you've done something to prepare.
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Old 10-06-2011, 02:31 AM
 
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Maybe people will start to get it thru their thick skulls that maybe, just maybe, 4000 sf homes, every latest gizmo, and yearly trips to Disney are not birthrights....

WTH am I thinking????
Wow, so because I live in a 6,000 sf home, I'm 150% to blame because Costco increased their membership? HOW?

Btw, my home doesnt use anymore water than your home does. Just because I happen to have 5 bathrooms, and you probably have 2, this doesnt mean I'm going to the bathroom 2 1/2 times as much
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Old 10-06-2011, 04:46 AM
 
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Isn't this the free market you're all trying to protect?
What are you going to do - protect or whine about them?
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Old 10-06-2011, 05:14 AM
 
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It's the freemarket capitalism you cons slurp up. Shouldn't you be happy to pay these fees? You know, keep the rich, rich and you struggling. The conservative way.
High prices don't necessarily indicate a failure of the free market. If you have a system that you can promise will allow us to have free checking accounts, free debit cards, and shop at CostCo for guaranteed lower prices I'm all ears. It's not an issue of what's perfect, it's an issue of what works best.
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