I read this article about congressional pay raises (+ federal employees and VP Biden), with angry tears in my eyes. Our family has been kicked in the head every time we’ve turned around for the last 30 days and I don’t know what we are going to do. As Congress and the President seem determined to do nothing and shove us off the cliff, our family – along with countless others – will become acceptable, necessary losses for the good of the country.
Christmas was a few presents for my daughter – all used toys and books purchased off ebay. The thermostat in our house is never warmer than 64 degrees. Our cat is sick, but I can’t afford to take her to the vet and she will likely die. The injection to hopefully restore eyesight costs $2000/month … even after insurance, we can’t afford that.
Four years after the economy collapsed, we were finally starting to get caught up and think we were going to be ok, but this morning I just don’t know what we are going to do. I work hard and I’m very good at what I do, but no one wants to pay me what I’m worth. My job could be eliminated because of the financial constraints the government is putting on my employer. It seems that everyone sees me and my family as expendable.
Congressional members are making more money than I earn in 7 years plus cadillac health care, and tons of time off from their jobs – in which they are very unproductive – and yet they get raises and our family is one step from falling off the fiscal cliff. We went over a fiscal cliff four years ago and we fought and worked hard to take care of ourselves and be productive contributing members of society, and now here we are again. I am exhausted.
I’ve tried to monetize the OneMom blog, but nobody clicks anything. I think it’s time I close down OneMom – I am struggling and really have nothing productive to offer anymore.