Home Sweet Home
Have any of you noticed that you are now living at Poverty level? Maybe not even at the top of the poverty level list?
I have worked since I was 12 years old and lied about my age at our local Movie Theater. [in those days you got a "Seater" with a flash light to lead you to an available seat so you did not fall and break your leg ] for you young people I bet that was WAY before your time.?
In any event I digress. I got caught because I could not provide a "work permit"...yes folks actually wanted to work so bad , you had to get a permit to labor. That is almost a joke in today’s world..I personally have found getting a young person to cut grass or do odd jobs, is almost like a story played out in the "Twilight Zone"..and not the one running in the current movie theaters. I'm speaking of the one you watched on the 15 inch TV in your folks living room. Maybe it was 17 inch, all I remember is it was small...as apposed to the wall to wall TV's I find in, everyone I know, who now have a , "media room". This is where their 10 to 35 year old children sit 24/7 and watch light flashes that will render them not only blind ,but brain damaged from some kind of light flashes that create all those wondrous images that sear the brain and eyes.
Many of the folks I know have adult children who have never moved out, and have no intention of ever moving out. If by the grace of what-ever God you believe in, they do move out 'briefly'...[.you might get them sleeping some where else] , but they are found in the house on a very frequent basis, having MOM doing their laundry and staying for dinner, before they zoom off in their +$50,000 Camero, Hummer, BMW, Volvo or 'jacked up' Pickup Truck,that takes and elevator to get into.
Now I know this is none of my business as genetically impaired ,usually have genetically impaired children. The parents fortunately for themselves were phasing through life during one of the richest economies in recent History. Thereby even being double digit on the IQ scale themselves, they were able to make hundreds of thousands of dollars by just buying a 'tract house ' and then selling at astronomically inflated prices, then moving to a State less monetarily blessed/pristine state...or where folks just bought and sold without skinning their fellow man..Thus, they were able to buy themselves one of the newly created mini-mansions, and bank a couple hundred thou and live like the Royalty they now fancied themselves to be. Now these folks have children who have NO concept about the word work. It is not in their vocabulary and if it is , the word Nepotism is alive and well in their world.....and on and on it goes.
I know, I know, I sound really grumpy, because I am . After the Bosky's and Madoff's and every other thief that has raped my Country and their fellow man...I find that after 40 plus years of hauling myself to the daily grind, working like a slave, making wise financial moves, [by that I mean NO Vacations] I finally get to Retire into Poverty. With a meager Social Security check and a very meager Retirement [by the way, from one of those High paying Public Service Jobs], I find if I put one tank of gas in my 27 year old Buick, buy food for the month, PAY HEATH INSURANCE, Auto Insurance, Insurance on Insurance.....[that must keep some insurance executive eating caviar daily.....] and pay for the care of my one loving companion] , my dog Bella, I am most often in the financial hole at the end of the month.
Now they want to take $249.00 from my already small and I MEAN small Social Security check, for Medicare to pay for all the dead beats who have no health care because they were sitting for thirty years in front of daddy's 60 inch TV , Daddy is now falling off the edge and cannot afford junior and his Mansion........OR for the needy Alien population, WE as a generous progressive government need to feed and give health care to ..SO why not rip off all the old folks who believed the hype that they would/could live out their Golden Years, after slaving their lives away in security?????
A security I might add that FICA took out of your check 'Mandatory' so you could have a secure old age and not be living under a bridge in your City of choice.
What gets me is that I have heard next to NO Complaints from the Elderly on Social Security and no ramping up to bounce out of Government any and all Politicians who suggest this as a "fix'' for someones 7/9/or 20 ZILLION dollar debacle.......whoever you care to believe , I guess. I can not even wrap my brain around a Zillion of anything.. This is not a one party mess of the Countries Political past...it is a combined cluster mess of who we have voted into office for the last 75 years.
I do not know about you but I have no intention of living under the bridge. My home has gone from $288,000 ..to $210,000...to $189,000..... to $157.000. in 4 years...Now someone out there give me a answer to the why of that? I mean a reasonable answer to a single person , widowed, frugal, and honest...An answer I can live with.