“If people let government decide what foods they eat and what medicines they take, their bodies will soon be in as sorry a state as are the souls of those who live under tyranny.” Thomas Jefferson
Wednesday, February 6, 2013
Well the result is final. With the new tax increase we have lost 250.00 a month out of our income. That is a lot of money when things are tight anyway. At this point I really don't know what I can do to stretch our income anymore than it is already stretched. I cook from scratch (mostly stuff we grow and raise here on the farm), we try to keep the power bill low, I don't go anywhere unless I have to and then I bundle trips, I make most all of our household things like soap,kitchen towels, handkerchiefs, etc. Really seriously we have very little left over at the end of the month as it is and now they are expecting us to live on even less. I am sorry but I have less and less sympathy for those that don't work and live off my dime. In fact, I am to the point of having no sympathy. In fact the very thought of someone getting a fancy hairdo and nail job while buying ribeyes and driving home in a cadillac escalade with 2000.00 specialty rims on it with my money makes me angry, very angry. I remember a time when my husband and I were first married and we made half the money we make now. We managed somehow on that tight budget to pay the bills and even go out to eat once a month. Back then if you had said we would make what we make now...we would have said we would live like kings or at least be able to save a bundle of money. Savings, hah! What we have in savings is a joke. My husband works hard and he works a lot of overtime. I work hard here on the farm and at odd little things that at one time I thought would build our savings account. I have health problems and still do more physical labor than most men in this country so that our family eats. I have heard all the excuses as to why someone can't work, but I have no sympathy. I simply see no reason that someone can't grow some food in pots or cut down on the junk food at the grocery store to help make ends meet. I know one woman who is a paraplegic, in a wheelchair. She is a teacher, lives in her own house, drives her own truck to work and takes care of herself. She has always made her own way. I know another that lives off of the taxpayers. She too is a paraplegic and sleeps all day and plays games on the computer all night. She lives with her great aunt who pays all the bills. This one spends mine and your money going shopping. She's a leach and frankly I wouldn't care if she starved to death. Not anymore. The first woman I would do anything in the world for, but she never asks for help. I was at her house one time and she had a fire going in the fireplace. I offered to bring in some more wood from the back porch for her and she said no she would get it and she did. If a man doesn't work then he doesn't eat and I have become a firm believer in that. Some may say it isn't a very Christian attitude to take. If not then so be it. I am angry and at this point I am tired of being used and abused.