Perhaps a year ago or longer I had a disagreement with a clipper on the right. He was of the opinion that there was no recession.
Well–I’m sorry to say he was wrong. This recession has been horrible. It was the catalyst for me changing my life in many different ways. One was to decide to take a second job and my goal was to get completely out of personal debt.
I’ve realized that goal and some other’s too. It’s been tough and I’m glad I went job hunting a few years back before the recession hit too hard.
Other’s aren’t so lucky as I. It is tough for a lot of Americans. I remember TN and I talking about this almost 3 years ago and we were concerned then.
Tough times and I believe they will be tougher.
I pray for those who are suffering.
I have also started a few other goals in my life and am on the path to realizing them. I’ll be talking about that in the future in the hopes of helping others.
Call them the new poor: people long accustomed to the comforts of middle-class life who are now relying on public assistance for the first time in their lives — potentially for years to come.
She has learned to live without the prescription medications she is supposed to take for high blood pressure and cholesterol. She has become effusively religious — an unexpected turn for this onetime standup comic with X-rated material — finding in Christianity her only form of health insurance.
“I pray for healing,” says Ms. Eisen, 57. “When you’ve got nothing, you’ve got to go with what you know.”
“We’re looking at the very real possibility of being homeless,” she said.
The declining influence of unions has made it easier for employers to shift work to part-time and temporary employees. Factory work and even white-collar jobs have moved in recent years to low-cost countries in Asia and Latin America