That's only 55 years ago!

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  1. SFC Ollie
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    SFC Ollie Still Marching

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    Comments made in the
    Year 1955!

    'I'll tell you one thing, if things
    Keep going the way they are,
    it's going to be impossible to
    Buy a week's groceries for
    $10.00.

    'Have you seen the new cars
    Coming out next year? It won't
    Be long before $1, 000.00 will
    Only buy a used one.

    'If cigarettes keep going up in
    Price, I'm going to quit. 20 cents
    A pack is ridiculous.

    'Did you hear the post office is
    Thinking about charging 7 cents
    Just to mail a letter

    'If they raise the minimum wage
    To $1.00, nobody will be able to
    Hire outside help at the store.

    'When I first started driving, who
    Would have thought gas would
    Someday cost 25 cents a gallon.
    Guess we'd be better off leaving
    The car in the garage.

    'I'm afraid to send my kids to the
    Movies any more Ever since they
    Let Clark Gable get by with saying
    DAMN in GONE WITH THE WIND,
    It seems every new movie has
    Either HELL or DAMN in it.

    'I read the other day where some
    Scientist thinks it's possible to put
    A man on the moon by the end of
    The century. They even have some
    Fellows they call astronauts
    Preparing for it down inTexas .

    'Did you see where some baseball
    Player just signed a contract for
    $50,000 a year just to play ball?
    It wouldn't surprise me if someday
    They'll be making more than the
    President.

    'I never thought I'd see the day
    All our kitchen appliances would
    Be electric. They are even making
    Electric typewriters now.

    'It's too bad things are so tough
    Nowadays. I see where a few
    Married women are having to
    Work to make ends meet.

    'It won't be long before young
    Couples are going to have to hire
    Someone to watch their kids so
    They can both work.

    'I'm afraid the Volkswagen car
    Is going to open the door to a
    Whole lot of foreign business.

    'Thank goodness I won't live to
    See the day when the Government
    Takes half our income in taxes. I
    Sometimes wonder if we are
    Electing the best people to
    Government.

    'The drive-in restaurant is
    Convenient in nice weather,
    But I seriously doubt they
    Will ever catch on.

    'There is no sense going on short
    Trips anymore for a weekend, it
    Costs nearly $2.00 a night to stay
    In a hotel.

    'No one can afford to be sick
    Anymore, at $15.00 a day in
    The hospital, it's too rich for
    My blood.'

    'If they think I'll pay 30 cents

    For a hair cut, forget it.'
     
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    And who would have thought the Fonz would become a balding nerd?

    Behold the ravages of time....

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    Modbert Daydream Believer Supporting Member

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    Where's the one about hanging black people from a tree? Or telling a woman to go and stay in the home as she can't even function in a real job? :eusa_think:
     
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    That is a novel argument Dogbert, the civil rights movement and feminism caused inflation.
     
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    Xenophon Gone and forgotten

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    Aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa!
     
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    Do you have a link for each of these quotes?
     
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    editec Mr. Forgot-it-All

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    I now pay $7.87 a pack for butts -- slightly over 22 times the amount I originally paid ($0.35) for cigarettes in 1965.

    In 1965, minimum wage was $1.25 per hour.

    So in order for minimum wages to have kept up with the cost of cigarettes (most of which is state and local TAXES, by the way) the minimum wage would have to be?

    $26.40 per hour.

    So, next time you taxpayers see a smoker lighting up?​

    Thank him or her for paying some of your share of the state and local and federal taxes.​

    Oh and BTW? Cigarette smokers die so early and qucikly that they end up costing far less for HC than non-smokers. (according to medicade's own numbers, too, I might add)​

    And they also create a smaller burden on our social security that our non-smoking citizens, too.​

    Smokers are one of your (collective) governments best CASH COWS.​
     
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