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With companies cutting jobs, and benefits, as well as pay, many are not even able to live paycheck to paycheck, and debt mounts.
The problem is not so much what the people do as it is what the companies they work for have quit doing. While they expect dedication and hard work on behalf of the employees they hold no responsibility towards those employees. In the past few years with record breaking profits, downsizing has never been higher. Pensions have been cut or taken away all together. 401K programs are changing where matching is not done until the end of the year, taking more out of the 401K so employees are not making the same as before. Premiums have gone up, while coverage such as glasses and dental have gone down. Raises do not match the cost of living.
The rich get richer. The priorities of the Boards and Executives are First themselves (Look at their raises); second investors, Third cost; Fourth customers; Fifth quality; Sixth safety; Seventh Employees. (In that order) they do not care about the long term economic effects that their actions have on the economy as they make more money and pay less or do lay-offs. The middle class cannot bolster the economy and buy products because they no longer have the same earning power as before and are becoming lower class... and the economy suffers.
How do you save when you can't make ends meet just buying the bare necessities?
Cat is one of the prime examples.
How true. Simple examples that are to be kept in mind.
May be I could add a couple more: choosing an inappropriate spouse, trying to keep up with the joneses, and expensive vices...
Of course, not taking care of one's health has a great importance too.
Everyone who's responsible, barring a financial catastrophe, would have a better retirement if the government learned how to add and subtract, and adjusted the tax rates accordingly. Too many people are on the receiving end of all that tax revenue.
I'm not even "Christian", but here are some words to live by regardless of what you believe.
“No one can serve two masters, for either he will hate the one and love the other, or he will be devoted to the one and despise the other. You cannot serve God and money.
The rich rules over the poor, and the borrower is the slave of the lender.
Keep your life free from love of money, and be content with what you have, for he has said, “I will never leave you nor forsake you.”
He who loves money will not be satisfied with money, nor he who loves wealth with his income; this also is vanity.
Again I tell you, it is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle than for a rich person to enter the kingdom of God.”
AND............It goes on, and on, in fact, it is one of the biggest themes in the bible.
How come I rarely see people when they quote the Bible mention these things? Have we truly fallen this far America? Look at ourselves.
But look at how happy all these rich people are. All smiling. All healthy and fit.
All better and superior.
Reasons you'll never be rich???
Hell...I don't have enough money to be rich
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