Why does it always come down to money? Even my parents never struggled this much! They had four children and my Grandmother, which is seven. Things continually go up, but at this rate the whole world will end up bankrupt! If they’re not taxing us like crazy, they’re taking away perks and subsidies. Jobs are scarce and people are finding their once lucrative stash of cash is just about gone. The failing housing industry did that to us, along with millions of other Americans. We had our houses as our safe haven of cash. We were lured into believing our homes were savings accounts … or nearly as good as. Gasoline prices keep going up, up, up. The price of food is ridiculous. I cannot fathom the idea that chicken wings, once neglected (good for me as they were my favorite pieces of chicken) and shunned pieces are now over $6.00 for a package of 6-8 wings! A pound of butter is $4.00 and the cheaper foods they keep pushing are pastas which are usually on sale … but they will make you fat, if eaten disproportionately. It’s enough to make me want to holler. Marvin Gaye sang that in one of his hit songs. It’s was true then, but it is scary now.
Then there is the fact that every time I turn on the water faucet, there is a peculiar odor. There is salt and sugar in just about everything and one day they say this will cause cancer, then they retract their findings and tell us something else will make us ill. The commercials are either about very fast zoom-zoom-zoom cars or all of the negative side effects of their prescriptions that they are forever pushing on us. I say US folks, because we’re in this together. We don’t just have a thunder-storm anymore … we have high winds, tornadoes, life-threatening lightening and baseball-sized hail. Flooding, earthquakes, hurricanes, tsunamis and nuclear melt-downs. It’s enough to make you want to jump off the edge of the planet.
Why does it usually boil down to money … or more correctly, to the lack thereof? Most Americans (not the wealthy ones) but the regular people work hard, make good money, and yet the average citizen is scrambling to make ends meet. It is a sorry fact that this causes undue stress on our health and our families and we are no longer living, we are just trying to survive! Most people do not have extra cash. Most people are trying like hell just to make it to the next payday. This is the biggest paycheck-to-paycheck society I have yet to witness. Heck! I’m a part of it.
Why does it always boil down to money? Could be they need to get rid of it completely and build a society like that of the futuristic show, Star Trek. Everyone there had food, shelter, clothing and balanced lifestyles. I don’t know how we’re going to fix this, but we need to do something logical, helpful, peaceful and quickly. Our country is in trouble and we as a people need to look out for one another. We need to believe in the American Dream again. Make products in America. Build plants, put people to work making clean energy. We need to wake up.