By Bob L.
I feel for the one that are losing their credit because some one is more concerned about the World than the Country that Elected them, the people can whine all they want, but it is you the people who have that control on who will run this Country.
The American people have a say and if you sit back and think that it will work it’s self out with out your vote, than you have no one to blame but your selves, SO WHAT Are You Going To Do About It, sit back and whine, it is you the American public and where ever the rest of the money comes from that is funding them to go out and Spending all that money to stand before you and lie, and you believe it and do nothing about it, so now who are you going to blame, NOW is the time to look in the mirror, not just to admire your self but to see who is causing the problem in this Country.
The people you choose are not running this Country, IT is the Rich, Unions, Foreign Companies that run businesses in this Country, Big Oil, Wall Street, big Banks like an article said the other day, the biggest holder of the U.S. Debt is the Federal Reserve, then China, and Japan and then you have Environmentalists, Special Interest, and Yuppies that got to have it now, on down the line somewhere???? So the only way to get this Country back to the American People is to get rid of all the dead wood that live off the people who give big money.
If the truth hurts put a band-aid on it and get out there rid of these people, and the incoming tell them you are not going to put up with their crap any more, do your job or you will send them packing.
Goodbye, Middle Class
By Poppy Harlow CNNMoney.com
Fri, Feb 3, 2012
Nearly one in two Americans is now living on the lower end of the income scale, according to the Census Bureau. For a family of four that’s less than $45,000 a year. These are three families who are falling out of the middle class.
One bedroom for a family of five
Previous pay: $110,000 Current pay: None Where they live: Staying as guests in a friend’s home
Talia Mobley and her husband Adam have been out of work for more than two years. Adam was a lead technician for Comcast and says, “I had it made.” Talia worked in customer service.
Collectively, they have sent out 500 resumes but have not gotten one job offer.
Talia went back to school to retrain as a Certified Medical Assistant because she heard health care is where the jobs are. But she still hasn’t been able to find work.
Fifty percent of the unemployed in New Jersey have been out of work for more than six months, and it’s a similar story in Florida, Illinois and Nevada, according to the Brookings Institute.
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From six figures to the poverty line
Previous pay: $130,000 Current pay: $15,000 Where they live: Their foreclosed home, awaiting eviction
This family of 5 represents what it can look like when the bottom falls out of the middle class.
They live in Morris County, N.J., where the median household income is $91,403.
Unwilling to show their faces, they still wanted to share their story. The father used to make over $100,000. But then his 6-figure, telecom job of 20 years went to India.
They haven’t paid their mortgage since 2009 and wake up each morning wondering if today will be the day they are evicted.
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Not living in poverty but not making it
Previous pay: $40,000 to $50,000 Current pay: $12/hour Where they live: Family shelter
A mother and her three children in Bergen County, N.J., now call a shelter home. Too ashamed to show their faces, the mother says, “I never thought in a million years I’d be at this point.”
But when she lost her customer service job, she could no longer pay the rent in a county where the median household income is $77,000.
The manager of the shelter sees more and more families like this — stuck in the middle. Not living in poverty but not making it either.
Since we first met her, the mother has been re-hired by her previous employer working in customer service, but only part time.