Monday, August 01, 2011

Economy is sickening

How’d you like the Great Debt Debate last weekend? The best part was calling the deal a Sugar-Coated Satan Sandwich, which I doubt is a healthy snack, but it was funny.

Anyhow, Ken Alltucker, AZ Republic, July 31, 2011, says dwindling job security, the fact that hardly anyone over 50 can get another job if they lose one, that fact that people are pinned in place by upsidedown houses, savings and retirement funds draining, on and on, is causing four of five Americans to suffer stress-related problems.

Oh, yeah, and we also can’t afford the doctor, even with insurance.

A monthly survey of 1,000 people making over $50K indicated trouble sleeping, changes in weight, anxiety, and lower energy levels.

More than a quarter had delayed doctor visits. I know I have.

The article called our middle class life a “stick house” with a stick being pulled out.

The expectations of the middle class are changing—said one authority.

At very least.

At least the dude in the pix is sleeping on someone else's dime. So far.

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