scream. The president, congress and unions are driving you most rapidly into starvation. These idiots are working overtime to raise the Minimum wage. The idiots think they are helping low income people by just giving them more money to spend when they increase the cost of all goods and services.
All of us that are one fixed incomes get no relief from idiots causing increases in cost of goods and services.
The idiots will try to brain wash you to believe that living costs will not go up. COST OF LIVING WILL GO UP. Please think a little. Call your representatives. If gov't raises minimum wage, then gov't should subsidize all that are on fixed income. Fair is Fair.
Quit complaining, ditto-heads, and take responsibility for yourself. You're the ones who shorted GE in the spring of 2009, just as President Obama was ending the long Bush Great Recession. You're the ones who bought gold at peak bubble prices because your religious told you to. Take responsibility.
Woodstock, lemon, etc. You have some good points. I have no objections to some of them. If an employer wants to pay a $100/hour they have my blessing. What I do have an objection to is the idiot president, congress and unions wanting gov't to mandate what an employer pays. The role of unions is good, the role of gov't is bad.
This occurred yesterday in a discussion of minimum wage. One person was adamant MW should go to 15/hr. I ask him if he hired a young person to cut his grass did he think the gov't should tell him he had to pay him 15/hr. He said no way. He said then gov't shouldn't tell him what to pay.
It is hard to get this through idiots heads.
Wow. I paid $10 an hr for a girl to babysit my grand kids while we all went out.
I see what your saying. I should have given her $15 an hr.
I also tip at least 20% at a restaurant
Thanks for the advice.
Fixed income people are mostly people living on Social Security. Following are important points for those on fixed income:
1) You are a moron if you depend solely on Social Security to fund your retirement. Should have saved more when you are younger. Those with other sources of savings will be doing fine.
2) It is the GOP/Teabaggers who want to cut Social Security so they can fund a big tax cut for their rich pals and their big weapons programs, This is the dumb Paul Ryan plan. Expect a big cut to your income if the GOP gets control of the government.
3) The biggest problem for those on fixed income is inflation rate. Inflation has actually been very tame the last 5 years. Inflation was much higher during the Bush Jr. administration. Remember highest ever gasoline prices under Bush Jr?
I don't know about this "very tame" inflation rate.
my taxes, all the various types, have been going up. My insurance rates, all the various ones I pay, are going up. My grocery cost are rising....$5 for a lb of bacon! I was looking at new pickup trucks...40k for a good one. Cable bill keeps right on rising. My cell phone bill is now $200 per month. Airline tickets have been going through the roof along with their add on fees. And meals in restaurants keep their steady upward pace. I can't think of a single daily item I purchase that is not going up in price. And luckily I don't have any kids going to college as those costs have sky rocketed.
Aren't most people living on a fixed income getting social security? Isn't social security tied to inflation? So if the cost of living goes up....and it will a little....won't people on fixed incomes get more money?