Monday, December 26, 2016

Still waiting for something to trickle down...

Status: If I pay my mortgage payment today, I am not going to have anything in my checking account. Been working full-time since 1985. I never go to movies, I don't take vacations, I don't eat out much, I don't buy clothes (ask my co-workers--my dress code is "rags chique"). What's wrong with this picture? Yes, I can dip into my savings, but the point is, one should be able to earn enough to live on when one has a college degree and has been working one's butt off since 1985, and I don't even have a car payment right now. And the only reason I even have a "savings" is not from actually being able to "save" anything in all those years of working full-time, but because I was bril enough to buy a house in a down market in 1995 in an area where everyone told me I was crazy to buy, but I knew had potential. Only from selling that house in 2013 do I have any "savings", so don't let the word fool you into thinking that a working person in America can actually "save" enough (or anything) from their paycheck every month to accumulate anything in the bank. My smarts in buying that first house and spending 18 years bringing that 'hood back is what did that.

Anyway: thanks, Reagan. You are the gift that keeps on giving, you and your damn trickle-down economics. In the workforce full time since 1985 and can't make ends meet from my salary. I don't see anything trickling down. How long does it take? Been waiting over three decades up in hea'!

And now my fellow workin' stiffs have mistakenly voted Trump in, thinking he is somehow going to help us? HOW, with more of the same, failed, repug, doublespeak policy, which is actually trickle-UP economics?

Something is very wrong with this picture. We need Bernie but we got stuck with Trump, the anti-Bernie. I am not happy.