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    Re: Consumers Use Credit Cards for Necessities as Inflation Cuts U.S. Incomes

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    Quote Originally Posted by Henrin View Post

    Everybody needs somebody to blame. It's the rich, the tea party, politicians, a specific party, a specific business, whatever the problem du jour is..they'll find an enemy to blame it all on.
    Ok... you're right, the OP did attack the the TP, but then a lot of other people attacked these folks in the middle class. Why attack either or? I honestly think the headline is a fairly common symptom and I'd expect it in this market. The OP was trying to make it slant it differently... Yes, some folks have it rough. Others are lucky.... it is what it is.

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    Re: Consumers Use Credit Cards for Necessities as Inflation Cuts U.S. Incomes

    Debating fault and blame is not a debate worth having...

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    Re: Consumers Use Credit Cards for Necessities as Inflation Cuts U.S. Incomes

    Quote Originally Posted by SheWolf View Post
    A lot of people have it really hard right now, nor do people budget for everything single thing... like my father who was hit by a drunk driver and is now disabled. Instead of trying to find with such people, just be thankful you can't relate.
    My neighbor across the street...was an over the road driver with a company for 14 yrs.. he lives with his 80 yr old dad...who makes a WHOPPING 810.oo in social security...total income...he supports his dad and himself ever since i moved here...he was laid off for lack of work...he was on unemployment and exhausted his savings..and couldnt make his mortgage payments...I know hes been actively seeking work...hes off unemployment and makes LESS than he was on unemployment working for officemax delivering office furniture and supplies...hes a good man him and his father and I just lent him 5 grand to catch up on his mortgage so he doesnt lose his house.....theres SOO MANY PEOPLE in that boat right now...but the callous rich bastards have no understanding of it because they are so far removed from that kind of pain...so they come on here and spout their teaparty horse****, what they are is spoiled haves that dont have a single clue what its like to be working class in this country right now today...they have the ordasity to endlessly whine that public workers and workers entitlements are killing the country and ACCEPT NO BLAME themselves...when you mention jobs in china...you recieve a deathly silence and a subject change...when you mention that corporations out of greed made china a thirdworld country into OUR greatest security threat...you get a deathly silence and some reference that social security and medicare is killing the country. When you tell them corporation profits are sky high and the rich have gotten richer they make some exclamation that public workers make too much.
    They are chock full of **** right up to their deep brown eyes and im sick of them selling their snotty crap...
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    Re: Consumers Use Credit Cards for Necessities as Inflation Cuts U.S. Incomes

    Quote Originally Posted by tessaesque View Post
    Your father is an exception, you realize that, right? Not every person living on credit cards is in that position because of something completely and entirely out of their control...and, again, I'm willing to be a lot of them don't NEED to, but are unwilling to compromise a little luxury in order to be financially sound.
    It's easy to tell other people how to live or what "luxury" they can live without... The OP can just as easily make those judgments for the rich, and declare they could live on less too.

    You simply don't know what it's like to be in there shoes. We live in an economically free society and have a free market, in which individuals choose what to live with and without.

    Their assets, their credit cards, their business.
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    Re: Consumers Use Credit Cards for Necessities as Inflation Cuts U.S. Incomes

    Quote Originally Posted by lpast View Post
    My neighbor across the street...was an over the road driver with a company for 14 yrs.. he lives with his 80 yr old dad...who makes a WHOPPING 810.oo in social security...total income...he supports his dad and himself ever since i moved here...he was laid off for lack of work...he was on unemployment and exhausted his savings..and couldnt make his mortgage payments...I know hes been actively seeking work...hes off unemployment and makes LESS than he was on unemployment working for officemax delivering office furniture and supplies...hes a good man him and his father and I just lent him 5 grand to catch up on his mortgage so he doesnt lose his house.....theres SOO MANY PEOPLE in that boat right now...but the callous rich bastards have no understanding of it because they are so far removed from that kind of pain...so they come on here and spout their teaparty horse****, what they are is spoiled haves that dont have a single clue what its like to be working class in this country right now today...they have the ordasity to endlessly whine that public workers and workers entitlements are killing the country and ACCEPT NO BLAME themselves...when you mention jobs in china...you recieve a deathly silence and a subject change...when you mention that corporations out of greed made china a thirdworld country into OUR greatest security threat...you get a deathly silence and some reference that social security and medicare is killing the country. When you tell them corporation profits are sky high and the rich have gotten richer they make some exclamation that public workers make too much.
    They are chock full of **** right up to their deep brown eyes and im sick of them selling their snotty crap...
    Are you the poster that was in the tp or are you saying this based on your experience on this site?

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    Re: Consumers Use Credit Cards for Necessities as Inflation Cuts U.S. Incomes

    *looks at husbands pay stub and wonders how the hell public workers make too much* No raise, not so much as a cost of living increase, in over five years... insurance premiums stayed the same, but they dropped benefits and copays went up ... hmmmm... I need to find out what jobs these are that public workers have it so good in so my hubby can switch jobs! wait damn.... hiring freeze the past few years so...guess thats out.

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    Re: Consumers Use Credit Cards for Necessities as Inflation Cuts U.S. Incomes

    Quote Originally Posted by SheWolf View Post
    It's easy to tell other people how to live or what "luxury" they can live without... The OP can just as easily make those judgments for the rich, and declare they could live on less too.

    You simply don't know what it's like to be in there shoes. We live in an economically free society and have a free market, in which individuals choice what to live with and without.


    Your dad is not the exception anymore shewolf...theres millions out of work for YEARS now that have to eat...they have no more unemployment benefits...they work partim and take hom 150 bucks...they cant pay their utilities and they cant buy food and are using their credit cards...
    The well off are so damned ignorant to whats REALLY GOING ON OUT HERE...record foreclosures, people losing thier homes that have no jobs that cant pay rent...
    Is it possible that you doing well people can be so CLUELESS or is it you dont give a **** and your heartless....

    Anyone that make the statement that one mans situation thats causing him to use credit for essentials is an exception...is clueless to the reality of todays america...
    Their assets, their credit cards, their business.

    Your dad is not the exception anymore shewolf...theres millions out of work for YEARS now that have to eat...they have no more unemployment benefits...they work partim and take hom 150 bucks...they cant pay their utilities and they cant buy food and are using their credit cards...
    The well off are so damned ignorant to whats REALLY GOING ON OUT HERE...record foreclosures, people losing thier homes that have no jobs that cant pay rent...
    Is it possible that you doing well people can be so CLUELESS or is it you dont give a **** or your heartless....

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    Re: Consumers Use Credit Cards for Necessities as Inflation Cuts U.S. Incomes

    Quote Originally Posted by SheWolf View Post
    It's easy to tell other people how to live or what "luxury" they can live without... The OP can just as easily make those judgments for the rich, and declare they could live on less too.

    You simply don't know what it's like to be in there shoes. We live in an economically free society and have a free market, in which individuals choice what to live with and without.

    Their assets, their credit cards, their business.
    I make under 30k a year. I was raised on welfare and foodstamps. I wore used clothes, ate expired food from church donations, had lice we couldn't afford to get rid of. I dealt with gallstones the size of golf balls for 8 years because the medicaid payouts wouldn't cover the sonogram that would have diagnosed the problem because some stupid little chart they had said that I was too young for such ailments and that a sonogram was medically unnecessary. I have most CERTAINLY been on the low end of the spectrum.

    That doesn't mean I have to act like the world is ending when it isn't.
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    Re: Consumers Use Credit Cards for Necessities as Inflation Cuts U.S. Incomes

    Quote Originally Posted by tessaesque View Post
    I make under 30k a year. I was raised on welfare and foodstamps. I wore used clothes, ate expired food from church donations, had lice we couldn't afford to get rid of. I dealt with gallstones the size of golf balls for 8 years because the medicaid payouts wouldn't cover the sonogram that would have diagnosed the problem because some stupid little chart they had said that I was too young for such ailments and that a sonogram was medically unnecessary. I have most CERTAINLY been on the low end of the spectrum.

    That doesn't mean I have to act like the world is ending when it isn't.
    Your shoes, their shoes.... I'd feel the same about somebody making judgments about your life or past situations. You were on welfare and went without medical treatment. Other people may feel it's more acceptable to rack up credit card debt than apply for welfare or they might not qualify to apply. Other people wouldn't go without medical treatment despite the cost...

    Everybody has to make difficult choices to make in life. Your choices should not be respected any more or less.

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    Re: Consumers Use Credit Cards for Necessities as Inflation Cuts U.S. Incomes

    Quote Originally Posted by SheWolf View Post
    Your shoes, their shoes.... I'd feel the same about somebody making judgments about your life or past situations. You were on welfare and went without medical treatment. Other people may feel it's more acceptable to rack up credit card debt than apply for welfare or they might not qualify to apply. Other people wouldn't go without medical treatment despite the cost...

    Everybody has to make difficult choices to make in life. Your choices should not be respected any more or less.
    I'm not talking about respect. I'm talking about hyperbolic attacks against whomever we feel like attacking because some people have it "rough" right now. Without knowing the circumstances or choices of those who have it rough, it makes no sense and serves no purpose to go around with torches and pitchforks looking for people to blame.
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