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Old 05-02-2013, 03:59 PM
 
Location: San Diego California
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America's Suicide Rate Skyrockets Among Middle-Aged

Drastic rise in suicides among the white middle class.
If things are getting better, someone should tell these people.
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Old 05-02-2013, 04:04 PM
 
Location: Phoenix, AZ
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things are obviously NOT "getting better".. . .especially for those who need to "work for a living". . . .stagnant wages and job layoffs, even in the face of record profits, make it obvious that most companies value wealth for the stakeholders over fairness for the employees (who are also, "stakeholders", btw), but are not acknowledged as such. For those of us now living on SS and the remains of savings, life may be less than luxurious, but we are far from destitute, and youngsters, just out of college, trade school, etc., are having a VERY HARD TIME finding suitable employment that will allow them to invest in real estate, marry, raise a family. . . . .there is very little to "celebrate" in this kind of economy.
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Old 05-02-2013, 04:18 PM
 
Location: Great State of Texas
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Things are not better. They might be in your little community but dare look beyond that to see a stagnating economy propped up by the printing press at the Fed. Look at the government statistics and draw conclusions..yes do some "critical thinking".
The middle class had their bubble popped and don't know what to do about it.

Many just refuse to adjust and adapt to a lower standard of living. Many can't because they are trapped by debt..mortgages on their McMansions, CC debt and fear of a layoff will set them over the edge. I had a good paying white collar job and coworkers were stressed out over possible layoffs and loss of income. Morale was low. I watched my dept get butchered in layoffs in 2009 and made my decision to jump ship and "go Galt" as they say.

I got out 2 years ago...paid off all debt, retired early and moved rural.
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Old 05-02-2013, 04:20 PM
 
Location: a bar
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The herd's getting thinner. The rest of us will be better off for it.
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Old 05-02-2013, 04:22 PM
 
Location: NY
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America's Suicide Rate Skyrockets Among Middle-Aged

Drastic rise in suicides among the white middle class.
If things are getting better, someone should tell these people.
Heck, who needs death panels. It's just a clever ploy by this administration to reduce demand on SS benefits and Medicare.
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Old 05-02-2013, 04:30 PM
 
Location: M I N N E S O T A
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Maybe now be a good time to allow physician assisted dying.
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Old 05-02-2013, 04:40 PM
 
Location: Illinois
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america's suicide rate skyrockets among middle-aged

drastic rise in suicides among the white middle class.
If things are getting better, someone should tell these people.
depends on your point of view
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Old 05-02-2013, 05:29 PM
 
Location: Fredericktown,Ohio
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Maybe now be a good time to allow physician assisted dying.
It is way over due IMO, better then warehousing old people that do not want to live any longer.
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Old 05-02-2013, 05:32 PM
 
Location: SGV
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The herd's getting thinner. The rest of us will be better off for it.
There's one in every bunch.
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Old 05-02-2013, 05:32 PM
 
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It is way over due IMO, better then warehousing old people that do not want to live any longer.
Or poor,sick, lame...
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