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We are not living from paycheck to paycheck any more, from Monday to Thursday and trying to make ends meet.
We used to be able to go out maybe once a month.
The last time was several months ago :
$60 for the 3 of us.
Sorry, we the now lower middle class, really just simply can not afford to go out. So go ahead and raise the minimum wage to $30 an hour. No economy, no customers, no business, no work.
Last weeks grocery bill was $243.00, which will go about 2 weeks. Does not include bathroom stuff, all that seems to be about $45.00.
So, under this new "Income Equality", " transition Living expense" aka welfare, & buying a hospital bed for the nation.
Our basic cost of living expense is now rounding off to $600.00 a month. Up from around $450.00
Not including the rise in EVERYTHING else.
O !!! and yes, our health insurance was also cancelled. We have no insurance right now.
was $333.00 a month with a 3K deductible, 2K out of pocket.
To replace our health insurance is now $820.00 a month with a $5k deductible ( each X3), $12K out of pocket.
Yeah, the new studies show, the polls are indicating, and stimulus is working, Polar Vortex's are an effect of global warming, poor people are getting less poor ( except single women with children).
***I don't think we need a new study or a news anchor telling me/us it really sucks and not sucking any better.***
Is it really ducking working ??? not by the food on my table........
sadly missing from this article is applebees.
singularly the worst restaurant in America.
My hubby and I are just the two of us so we end up eating out quite a bit. But when a mediocre meal at Chili's costs 40 bucks, we are more inclined to visit a local sub shop or diner. More fun, more interesting food, and way less money. If we are able to spend that kind of money, we will go to a nice independent place with flavorful and unique food.
Television cooking shows are taking their toll.
Cook better & healthier foods at home, no tipping necessary.
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