While the rich get to have their cake and eat it too
My pie is not big enough to even spare a sliver, a small slice of that morsel to any of the people who ask for it. On a daily basis I get e-mails requesting donations; ranging from political to charitable. Just yesterday I added up what I would have given if I had been motivated by these requests: $635.00.
If you have ever donated any money to a political or charitable organization you are in for a deluge of requests for years to come. I donated $100.00 to the 2008 Obama for President Campaign because my mom who is 96 and doesn’t have a credit card gave me the money and asked me to contribute to it.
But that is not the worst part; yesterday I got a package in the mail containing some DVDs with some country western music which I had not requested. It came attached with a bill for $149.00. With all due respect to those who enjoy that genre of music I have no affinity for it; I only listen to classical music and that is when I am in my car because I don’t even own a DVD player.
Just this week I got my property tax bill for over $4,000, the house insurance bill for $3,600, the car insurance for $1,200 and repairs to the plumbing where one estimate is $4,500, and a $3,500 dental. There was a $900.00 termite treatment from the exterminator and I still have a leak in my pool which I have not even considered fixing because I am intimidated by what the cost might be.
That folks is called INCOME REDESTRIBUTION. When retired people like me have to dig into savings to pay current bills and extra ones that pop up along the way. Oh, sure, any senior who owns his house could go out and get one of those mortgages that are basically an effort by the banks to squeeze that very last remnant of wealth any of us in the middle class have…our homes. Mind you, the value of property has diminished to the point that my house is now worth half of what I paid for it.
I think that these negative mortgages are the most egregious, immoral, unethical financial transactions that were ever dreamed up by the banks…they are downright obscene.