You are only assuming it has never happened to me, just because I said it is not happening now. If you will look back at some of my posts, you will see where I mentioned that my 401K lost about starting losing money in 2006 and by 2008 had lost 60% of its value. So you are blaming this on Obama. What about when this was occurring under Republicans? You seem to have selective memory.<quoted text>
First, let me say good for you if your business has been good! That's probably one of the reasons some of you on here don't really understand what is happening. How about the folks that are on a fixed income that get very little or no increases in their income?(and don't have but very little savings) You don't know what it is like until it happens to you. Everything is increasing in price. Yes, I mean everything! When everything increases a few dollars here and a few dollars there, it soon becomes overwhelming. It won't be long until there are people on fixed incomes that won't even be able to afford their needs if things don't change. I don't know the answer but I do know that the government needs to quit their outrageous spending. My family is really beginning to feel the pinch. I know there are others that are much worse. People don't understand until they are on the other side of the fence, then, the picture comes into view of what is happening.
You have no idea of my origins. For instance, I was not born into money, but have had to work to earn it. In the past 10 years, I may have made more money than my father ever made in his entire life, but it doesn't mean I don't know what being poor is like. I would say that growing up poor was a strong influence on seeking an education at two different state schools of higher education. That has in turn lead me to jobs working for the state and later private industry. I am very fortunate that I chose an industry that was only moderately impacted by the economic collapse of the Bush era, and I am appreciative of that fortune. However, I can't forget the VA benefits and state schools that provided for my education along with my family. While you cry about the government spending money causing harm to people, I am an example of the government spending money that helped people. In my opinion the money spent is an investment in the future and is the only way we would really see a return. It was a magic bullet go to right everything in the blink of an eye. I am beginning to think that all you conservatives are a bunch entitlement whelps made because you are getting what you want fast enough and need someone to blame.