Life sucks right now?

Discussion in 'Politics' started by G.T., Aug 3, 2010.

  1. G.T.
    Offline

    G.T. Diamond Member

    Joined:
    Jun 29, 2009
    Messages:
    47,587
    Thanks Received:
    7,581
    Trophy Points:
    1,830
    Location:
    out
    Ratings:
    +27,524
    Just curious how your life's effected right now, as opposed to ever before(that's important), as a result of Government. I'm interested in people's stories. Please, share! :razz:
     
  2. G.T.
    Offline

    G.T. Diamond Member

    Joined:
    Jun 29, 2009
    Messages:
    47,587
    Thanks Received:
    7,581
    Trophy Points:
    1,830
    Location:
    out
    Ratings:
    +27,524
    I'll start with mine. I work for a Major Corporation. My taxes this year have gone down; however, the Corporation is on a Hiring Freeze and post-poned this year's 3% annual raise. As far as how the Company's doing? It's growing, and doing well. It goes on TV to boast, even as employees live through their "freeze."

    I'm by no-means struggling. I guess gas-prices have been fluctuating since I was in High-School, when it was like under a dollar a gallon. My costs of living haven't really gone anywhere, things seem relatively the same as far as how much I spend on groceries, clothes, etc.

    I guess, overall, I'm like.....3% effected, if you know what I mean, and that's IF the recession was Government caused.
     
  3. Douger
    Offline

    Douger BANNED

    Joined:
    Jun 25, 2009
    Messages:
    12,323
    Thanks Received:
    915
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Location:
    Not fucking there !
    Ratings:
    +915
    As crazy as this sounds, especially coming from me.
    I don't blame much on the goobermint.
    I blame it on the assholes that continue to vote these clowns into office and try to live like a movie star on a plumbers salary.
    murkins
     
    • Thank You! Thank You! x 1
  4. G.T.
    Offline

    G.T. Diamond Member

    Joined:
    Jun 29, 2009
    Messages:
    47,587
    Thanks Received:
    7,581
    Trophy Points:
    1,830
    Location:
    out
    Ratings:
    +27,524
    I feel you, I'm just trying to get a pulse on crying wolf vs. reality. Like FEMA death camps, death panels and reeducation camps, vs. "today, I went to work, took a shit with the newspaper, came home, had dinner, exercised, saw a movie, hit the sack."
     
  5. Old Rocks
    Offline

    Old Rocks Diamond Member

    Joined:
    Oct 31, 2008
    Messages:
    46,488
    Thanks Received:
    5,416
    Trophy Points:
    1,840
    Location:
    Portland, Ore.
    Ratings:
    +10,328
    Doing great. Recieved a 25% Profit Sharing check for the last quarter. A small merit raise, the fourth in five years. Still getting more overtime than I want. Property values for the small properties that I own have turned around and are going back up. Even at their lowest, still had more than 40% equity, now up to 50%.

    The area that I plan to retire to, still has declining property values. Good for me, but I do feel for the people there.

    While I am doing well, there are people that I know from every income level that are truly hurting. Some have pretty much lost their savings in this economic debacle. Some are still holding on to property that is under water, simply because that they cannot afford to do otherwise. And are just one paycheck from disaster. Those of us that have been lucky this time should be understanding what these people are going through, not looking down on them for the bad luck of working for the wrong company.
     
  6. Mr Clean
    Online

    Mr Clean Gold Member

    Joined:
    Aug 23, 2009
    Messages:
    10,055
    Thanks Received:
    2,250
    Trophy Points:
    255
    Ratings:
    +3,826
    Apart from the draft breathing down my neck and fucking up my life during the Vietnam fiasco, government impact on my day-to-day life has been minimal at best regardless of who or what has been in power.

    Of course, there is the issue of taxes but if you want to live in the best country on earth, it's going to cost you a few bucks. There's no such thing as a free lunch.
     
  7. Truthmatters
    Offline

    Truthmatters BANNED

    Joined:
    May 10, 2007
    Messages:
    80,182
    Thanks Received:
    2,223
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Ratings:
    +2,233
    Im headed to the beach house again today and wont be back for a week, so my life is pretty great.

    I feel for all the people whos lives are messed up by this economic fiasco.

    Im doing pretty damned good though.

    When you elect an idiot like Bush you have to expect a total clusterfuck to be created.

    I love how after eight years of an idiot at the top people think Obama was supposed to FIX EVERYTHING in a year and a half, many things are much better now than Bush left them and I hope the people wake up and give the dems some credit for what they have accomplished.


    They seem to forget Bush took budget surpluses and turned them into economic disaster and huge deficit coupled with a huge mess of mine collapses, oil rig explosions, and unpaid for wars and that Obama and the dems have fixed so many of these problems and the economy is starting to respond.
     
  8. topspin
    Offline

    topspin BANNED

    Joined:
    Apr 29, 2010
    Messages:
    4,149
    Thanks Received:
    196
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Ratings:
    +196
    I did better under Bush but my wealth is still going up. Palin would be best for my wallet cause I'm in oil. once I hit a mill I stopped worrying about it.
     
  9. Mr Clean
    Online

    Mr Clean Gold Member

    Joined:
    Aug 23, 2009
    Messages:
    10,055
    Thanks Received:
    2,250
    Trophy Points:
    255
    Ratings:
    +3,826

    The first mil's the toughest.
     
  10. Wry Catcher
    Offline

    Wry Catcher Platinum Member

    Joined:
    Aug 3, 2009
    Messages:
    31,773
    Thanks Received:
    4,244
    Trophy Points:
    1,160
    Location:
    San Francisco Bay Area
    Ratings:
    +8,165
    "As opposed to ever before". In terms of government, politics and the ethos of the day - at least as represented by what I call the RW Fringe - life could be much better. In terms of my life, things are very good.
    I wonder though about a future, the life my kids and theirs will live, if the greed, intolerance, hate and fear of the fringe becomes dominant. If the 'fear' of government blinds us to the dangers of unfetted corporate power. We can change the government every two years, we have no control over the board rooms and the power inherent in enormous wealth.
    Citizens United v. FEC maybe the greatest threat to our liberty - greater than any foreign power or terrorist organization.
     

Share This Page