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To: mountn man

Saw this story this a.m. The hungry couple was using a smart phone to check when their card was funded for the month. Wonder how much the cell service monthly charge cost and how much food it would buy?


31 posted on 11/28/2011 3:07:18 PM PST by xcong_1
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They bought a brand name prepackaged string cheese instead of cutting up a cheaper hunk of cheese.

They bought individual containers of yogurt instead of either a large carton or making it at home. It takes all of one brain cell to make and no special ingredients, not even special starter.

That jar of Vlasic pickles is pricey. I haven’t bought Vlasic in years.

Blue Chee$e? Really?

They could have saved more money getting the Great Value noodles in the bag rather than the boxed name brand.

There’s a $touffer’s box of something in their nice looking kitchen. Also in their kitchen are nice salt and pepper shakers, a new something appliance and maybe a microwave. Ok, so they have an old crockpot which is the exact model I’m using tonight for chili so I know it’s from about the 80s. So, maybe those s&p shakers and the white appliance were gifts but they aren’t hurting by a long shot and they’re clueless on budgeting.


47 posted on 11/28/2011 4:15:56 PM PST by bgill (The Obama administration is staging a coup. Wake up, America, before it's too late.)
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My cousin, who has never had a real job in her life, gets welfare and food stamps. Buys her 23 yr old daugters cigarettes and cell phone minutes for her. Same daughter, 2 months ago was bragging on Facebook about her new Blackberry. Pay as you go cell phone minutes, with a blackberry. My cousin was also showing me her new phone over the weekend. (better than my phone)

Their house burned 2 years ago. Before her husband went to jail, he worked in a factory making 12 something an hour. Stopped by over the weekend, noticed they have satellite tv, a 47ish" flat screen tv, 2 pc's (one with touchscreen capabilities) and 2 lap tops, plus hs internet.

While hubby's in jail, he needs blood pressure medication. Before he went in, it cost them $30 a month. Now they have to buy it through the jail at $100. She was whinning about the cost and how she couldn't afford it. I was going to help out and buy it, until one of the daughters was on Facebook bragging about the matching tatoos her and her sister got.

Family doesn't have money for dads meds, but there's money for tats.

By the way, I'm the one they call "the rich cousin". I make WELL OVER $12 an hour, and usually work 50-60 hours a week. My cousin is unemployed getting $100 a week from the state and complains about having to go to job training. She has every excuse why she can't make it to work or training, but has no reasons why she has to work.

My cell phone is the most basic phone I can get. I finally got my second computer, after my first one bit the dust after 10 years (and it was a business machine that came off lease). Still haven't bought a flat screen tv, though I've been looking at 32" (it'll fit in the entertainment center).

50 posted on 11/28/2011 4:58:00 PM PST by mountn man (Happiness is not a destination, its a way of life.)
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