I”m sure most of you have had time to watch TV and what the news stories have been reporting,
New york city tested someone to TRY to live on 50.000 a year and now in Miami Fla, they are talking about someone that can’t live on 75,0000.
What kind of life style do these people expect to live on in this economy, Some of us have to cut back and do without luxuries. That means living like some of us poor people live all the time.
I have been brought up with this pounded into my head, This is the way Mother put it: Can we do without it, Can we afford it, and do we have to have it.
And I still live by that today, and most of the time I walk out of the store without buying a thing.
Some people need to live on what I have most of my life ,I have averaged only 18,00 to 22,000 for many years and only one year did I make over that , and as a supervisor for a small Company. I made 27,000 and lived comfortable I haven’t had a wife to help with expenses.
Take the Auto workers for an example , If they are not making 20 to 27 an hour , they claime they can’t make ends meet. OH ! Boo Hoo.
I wish I made 50,000 to 75,000 . I would be living like a king. But maybe here in Michigan where I live isn’t as costly as it is in N. Y. or Miami, It could be all in the way one budgets themselves. I’m just glad that back in the 80’s after I come home from the military I started buying woodworking equipment with the money I made on the side, I wanted to have everything I needed by the time retirement rolled around. I worked 12 years in a furniture factory and it closed in 1995, Then worked 3 years as a dept supervisor , until the owner dipped into the investers money and caused our payroll checks to bounce,. I quite before more things happened.
Then after 9/11 the job market went down hill and I think it hasn’t been good since. nd the Courprite greed hasn’t helped this country at all. AGREE !
-- Furniture By Douglas, Comstock Park, MI