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November 14, 2011


This is just one of a millions of Americans in a simalir situation with different but simalir storys. Her point isn't that her sons should be taking care of her or that it is congress who should be blamed for hers, mine and millions of others current economic ruin, she is making the point that we are a large portion of Americans that have worked hard all our lives with little or no help from government or family and many of us realize that we are likely to never reach the economic independance we once had again. So, while we continue to fight for a job not career and some how re-group or reposition ourselves to somehow live on $1000 bucks a month (when we find a job) we shouldn't be kicked to the curb like garbage. I to have been working since I was 14 and now I am 48. I have been divorced for 11 years, put myself through college and had a great job in 2008 and for the first time I was making over 40,000 on my own. I have been looking for employment, in addition to trying to start some kind of a small business but here I sit explaining my situation to people I don't know which many of you judge me as lazy and believe I will find a job as soon as my benefits run out. And they did. I have never collected food stamps but I will be applying now, I will cut everything I can: cancel my cable tv, park my car and put my car insurance on hold, and o'ya those bills I owe, my medical bills I owe since I have no insurance, my cell phone bill I can no longer pay on, and I filed chapter 11 over a year ago and will not be able to make that monthly payment so it will be dissolved and another dozen of organizations can send me to collections. The only thing that saves me is that only one creditor can garnish a pay check at a time, when I get one. I will be dead before every one gets their money but I will have to live with that for what is remaining of my fabulous life. I realized a few weeks ago that it takes a lot of time to survive when your hanging over the edge.

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