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In a pinch, half of U.S. families canít find $2,000
Dayton Daily News ^ | 06-12-11 | Mark Fisher

Posted on 06/12/2011 5:02:17 PM PDT by Kevin in California

Half of American families — including a growing portion of the country’s middle-class — would not be able to cope with an unexpected expense that required them to come up with $2,000 within 30 days according to a study that illustrates both the fragile nature of family finances and the depth of the nation’s financial crisis.


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Culture/Society; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: collapse; debt; default; economy
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To: GnuHere

That’s weird - we are hitting all the same threads;) tee hee


21 posted on 06/12/2011 5:20:20 PM PDT by sodpoodle
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To: GnuHere

Well, that is one idea. Keep those ideas a comin’ LOL


22 posted on 06/12/2011 5:20:45 PM PDT by dforest
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To: NoLibZone
"Soon we here in California shall be taxed based on Neighborhood watch groupings.

What sort of tax? For what reason? Just wondering.

23 posted on 06/12/2011 5:22:14 PM PDT by SkyDancer (It's not the police that protect our rights, it's our military)
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To: Kevin in California

Not to make fun of the death of American prosperity, but there is always Ebay. My advise to Americans who can’t find $2000 in a pinch is get out of debt, and once out of it, stay out. I bet most of those Americans who can’t get $2000 in a pinch have large screen TVs, computers, cell phones, nice cars, nice furniture, nice homes, apartments, and monthly payments they can’t afford. If they really want a money pit to eat up their spare cash, let them get a boat.


24 posted on 06/12/2011 5:23:08 PM PDT by pallis
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I hear you.

I was born raised and and growing old here , but I am done.

California cannot be repaired.

The DNC is entrenched in everything from dog catcher on up .

Their need to buy votes continues to kill California.


25 posted on 06/12/2011 5:23:40 PM PDT by NoLibZone (Ronald Reagan was the last candidate to be hated by the MSM to the extent that Sarah is.)
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To: SkyDancer

What sort of tax? For what reason? Just wondering.

The liberal philosophy sis weak and requires steep discounts and Coupons to sell.

Discounts and Coupons = vote buys.

/sarc


26 posted on 06/12/2011 5:25:26 PM PDT by NoLibZone (Ronald Reagan was the last candidate to be hated by the MSM to the extent that Sarah is.)
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To: NoLibZone

Okay, I think.


27 posted on 06/12/2011 5:26:45 PM PDT by SkyDancer (It's not the police that protect our rights, it's our military)
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To: sodpoodle

I’m a drive-by FReeper: a flurry of posts, and then I’m gone, LOL.


28 posted on 06/12/2011 5:28:29 PM PDT by GnuHere
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To: Cementjungle

Thx for the rest of the story;)

(I knew there had to be more ‘free stuff’).

#12 The 111th Congress got us into so much new debt that it breaks down to $10,429.64 for each of the 308,745,538 people counted by the 2010 U.S. census.

http://www.objectivistliving.com/forums/index.php?showtopic=9843


29 posted on 06/12/2011 5:31:58 PM PDT by sodpoodle
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To: GnuHere

I know!!!!!!!!!!!!


30 posted on 06/12/2011 5:33:09 PM PDT by sodpoodle
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To: Red in Blue PA

If all six billion people on Earth moved to Texas they’d have several acres apiece. No problemo... LOL


31 posted on 06/12/2011 5:44:30 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet ("We didn't lose Vietnam. We quit Vietnam." ~Gen. Al Haig)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

It would have to be one time emergency, but I could sell the little bit of jewelry I have. I could come close to $2K, hould the need arise.


32 posted on 06/12/2011 5:54:47 PM PDT by bigredkitty1 (March 5,2010. Rest in peace, sweet boy. I will miss you, Big Red.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

It would have to be one time emergency, but I could sell the little bit of jewelry I have. I could come close to $2K, should the need arise. Things aren’t as rosy in Texas as people think. Still, they are a dammned sight better than the rest of the country. THAT is what is frightening this native Texan.


33 posted on 06/12/2011 5:57:00 PM PDT by bigredkitty1 (March 5,2010. Rest in peace, sweet boy. I will miss you, Big Red.)
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To: SIDENET
I’ll be rich once I get my pimp license.

"Hey honey. Whatcha doing tonight...you busy? I got something I want you to do for me. Pick out a nice dress..."

34 posted on 06/12/2011 6:00:43 PM PDT by moovova (That laser-like focus was just a sharp stick in the eye.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Then we could encroach on our Southern border with Mexico! Great idea!....lol


35 posted on 06/12/2011 6:08:38 PM PDT by LaineyDee (Don't mess with Texas wimmen!)
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To: Kevin in California

What about hitting 0bama’s sta$h?


36 posted on 06/12/2011 6:10:03 PM PDT by Paladin2
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To: sodpoodle

LOL. because of that 50% (the freeloaders), the other 50% dont have a dime to their name.


37 posted on 06/12/2011 6:10:20 PM PDT by applpie
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Texas is only big enough to be parted out to all Americans at a half acre each.


38 posted on 06/12/2011 6:16:30 PM PDT by Paladin2
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To: Paladin2

Area of Texas is 268,581 square miles. Assuming 6 billion people, that’s 22,340 per square mile; this means each person gets 1248 square feet, which is about the size of a respectable apartment. So, yes, you could fit everyone in the world somewhat comfortably in Texas.


39 posted on 06/12/2011 6:26:48 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet ("We didn't lose Vietnam. We quit Vietnam." ~Gen. Al Haig)
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To: crosshairs
6-18 months from now 1/2 of Americans won’t be able to come up with $500-$1,000 for a loaf of bread .
There.Fixed it.

That's the key point showing the pathetic situation we're in.

Like an economic maniac, Obama's Fed is relentlessly creating billions of new dollars out of thin air, making the buck about worthless.

And 1/2 of Americans can't gather 2000 of these little currency feathers into a small pile on the kitchen table?
--in a month?

We're looking right into the abyss, thanks to the insanity in Washingon D.C.


40 posted on 06/12/2011 6:36:18 PM PDT by henbane
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