freetown fred wrote:
Lisa, you seem to see you & DH as being unique in this current situation--Whoops, me bad--you & DH are the only ones that have worked hard all their lives--Lisa, I respect a lot of what you post on here. Grandiosity has run rampant in this Country & if one would deny that, then I see them as a big part of the problem. I think the answer to the question would in my thoughts be--I have lived within my means all my life--comfortably I might add--I've helped 3 kids with house purchases, put 2 through college--3 through training programs-- all but one are hard workers--the other stays in jail most of the time--takes after his mom I suspect.Point being, I don't, as SMITTY referred to,I don't & won't be all that affected by what is going on while this Country takes a real hard look & regroups itself--someone posted about the negativity of the gloom & doomers & stated it is not needed here in this great Country-- oh that's right, you believe our way of life is gone--I don't think so--It's not about who's POTUS, it's about people getting over themselves. PS--I'm not even going to speak on your stated need for that 800 number--I worked my Dads farm, washed dishes & got my Associate Degree in Human Services all at the same time--I usually had money for a phone call--your right THAT is inconsequential--but, you posted it. I will do what I have to do & be grateful for every day & every thing the Creator has given me. jpete--sorry, whenever I read your posts anymore, I just consider the source as I'm sure other people do
PS--for the record--at 67 I can & will if neccesary dig a ditch or wash dishes. There are plenty of jobs out here & I for one am not above doing them.
Fred, boy are you all over the place in your response.
On the contrary, DK and I don’t think we are unique in this situation. That’s the whole point. Come Jan 1 virtually every American family who has worked hard and lived within their means and are following the American Dream will wake up to a 13% increase in taxes without doing anything different other than watching the calendar flip. That's 13% less in their take home pay. How many of that number will go from making ends meet to falling behind? You don’t know if DK and I are in that bunch or not, you only know that we have a personal 800 number because at one time we felt it was a sound expense for our family. You only know that we are considering eliminating several other expenses that we no longer feel are not worth the return we once got. You seem to have a problem with that and me personally despite not knowing anything about me except the little I've revealed here.
“sorry, whenever I read your posts anymore, I just consider the source as I'm sure other people do
“ No duh… tell me something I don’t know. What a boring place this would be if we all agreed all the time.
The whole point of my post was to see if anyone else was feeling the same concerns I have about the immediate future. Several did, others, not so much. Since this is the second or third response to this post that you haven’t addressed the question, I’ll assume you have no concerns about the future and the coming fiscal cliff. I’m glad for you. Take care, Lisa