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    What a fucking whine-O-rama...


    Sat Apr 6, 2013, 09:25 AM
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    "I live on $710.00 a month, what exactly am I supposed to cut?"

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    FRI APR 05, 2013 AT 04:54 PM PDT
    I live on $710.00 a month, what exactly am I supposed to cut?
    by Horace Boothroyd III




    My rent is a reasonable $209.00 because I have a HUD Cube. For how long?, who knows?

    That leaves me with $501.00

    Phone $35.00 a month.

    That leaves me with $466.00

    Internet is $45.00 dollars a month.

    That leaves me with $421.00

    My medication is $50.00 a month, counting bare bones OTC care too.

    That leaves me with $371.00

    Pootie care is another $50.00 a month-not including vet and tag costs.

    That leaves me with $321.00

    I had to borrow $140.00 last month because the vet bill the previous month left me behind.

    That leaves me with $181.00


    With that I'm expected to feed myself for a month. But also maintain grooming standards with products for me because of my skin sensitivities and allergies are extremely expensive. I make what I can to avoid allergens and to reduce costs but there are many things I can't make. Toothbrushes, toilet paper, trash bags, many cleaning products. I try to get clothes from the discount store, or thrift stores. Shoes too, I should be getting special ones but I lack the fortitude to break the HMO bureaucratic maze to get them. But shoes are a large recurring expense for me because I do walk so much.

    I also have learned to cook everything I eat from scratch. Again because of finances and allergies. But food is not inexpensive. I can drink the generic coffee at $12.00 a can and I can buy bulk size foods at the restaurant supply. But by the end of the first week it is usually doubtful I will have more than one hundred dollars left.

    Today after getting all things covered, with the exception of some food stuffs I'm just going to have to go without.

    I have a grand total of $18.00.

    No worries. I get to start all over again on the first.

    But what exactly am I being wasteful with?

    And more importantly after thirty years of 'compassionate' conservatism don't you think it is time for some Humanism instead?


    http://www.dailykos.com/story/2013/0...upposed-to-cut
    I'm sure dear kpete will be contacting KOS to find where she can donate money to help...
    Or better yet...invite poor Horace to move in with her.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SarasotaRepub View Post
    What a fucking whine-O-rama...




    I'm sure dear kpete will be contacting KOS to find where she can donate money to help...
    Or better yet...invite poor Horace to move in with her.
    There is always the extra money she can get for voting and she could sell weed like the others do.
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    Get a library card...+ 45 dollars

    Boot Pootie... + 50 dollars


    I just found 10+% of monthly exspenditure(sp?) savings....

    Get me into Washington, just think of what I could find....
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    Quote Originally Posted by Apache View Post
    Get a library card...+ 45 dollars

    Boot Pootie... + 50 dollars


    I just found 10+% of monthly exspenditure(sp?) savings....

    Get me into Washington, just think of what I could find....
    And ditch the $35/month cell phone (doubtless with the data plan) and get a free phone from the government. He meets the qualifications.
    Olde-style, states' rights conservative. Ask if this concept confuses you.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Adam Wood View Post
    And ditch the $35/month cell phone (doubtless with the data plan) and get a free phone from the government. He meets the qualifications.
    What? Spend ANOTHER $35 of taxpayer money???? Think man.....THINK!



    I just saved about 12% of he/she/its monthly income.... and you want them to squander another 5%????


    It's exactly this kind of thinking that has gotten us to this point... Da net and da pet, gotta go...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Apache View Post
    What? Spend ANOTHER $35 of taxpayer money???? Think man.....THINK!



    I just saved about 12% of he/she/its monthly income.... and you want them to squander another 5%????


    It's exactly this kind of thinking that has gotten us to this point... Da net and da pet, gotta go...
    Well, no, I don't really want him to squander even more taxpayer money (I'm guessing the $710/month he gets is welfare anyway). I was just looking at "things it's possible to cut out." Phone is one of them. You don't actually have to have a phone, despite what people claim. I lived for years without a phone and got on just fine. Got jobs and everything. I didn't have phone service here for more than two weeks because of some mix-up at Comcast and I didn't even notice, nor did anyone else.

    Beyond that, AT&T home phone service starts at $9/month in Portland, including unlimited local calling. If he's actually looking for a job (the sole basis for the claim that people "need" telephones, outside of 911, which is covered on every single phone in the country now, whether it has service or not), this is way cheaper than $35.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Adam Wood View Post
    And ditch the $35/month cell phone (doubtless with the data plan) and get a free phone from the government. He meets the qualifications.

    I'm assuming the $710 is SSI benefits. Why isn't he getting food stamps to help with groceries? Why does he have such a high copay on his meds, is he asking for name brands instead of generics? Medicaid should cover it if it's necessary.


    His Section 8 deal sucks if he's renting in government housing. $209? He could find cheaper housing than that.
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    Quote Originally Posted by noonwitch View Post
    I'm assuming the $710 is SSI benefits. Why isn't he getting food stamps to help with groceries?
    I'm rather suspecting that he does and hasn't mentioned it.

    Quote Originally Posted by noonwitch View Post
    Why does he have such a high copay on his meds, is he asking for name brands instead of generics? Medicaid should cover it if it's necessary.
    That's the part that doesn't make a whole lot of sense. If he has a co-pay, then by definition he has some manner of health insurance. Medicaid, AFAIK, covers Rx.

    Quote Originally Posted by noonwitch View Post
    His Section 8 deal sucks if he's renting in government housing. $209? He could find cheaper housing than that.
    I still haven't figured out what a "HUD cube" is. I will say that I was surprised to find lately how rare it is to find any non-subsidized housing around here for less than about $400/month when I was helping a friend look for something. Even just rented rooms tend to be $300/month or more, usually with some kick-in on utilities.
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    Quote Originally Posted by noonwitch View Post

    His Section 8 deal sucks if he's renting in government housing. $209? He could find cheaper housing than that.
    Are you sure about that? $209/mo would seem a bare minimum almost anywhere I can think of. Even here in economically depressed Florida, a one bedroom apartment is going to cost at least $450 a month. Motel rooms rent for $150/week.

    I know this is twisted, but every since I was little kid I have wanted to live in a motel. Of course, I didn't dream of living in a motel that rents to people who live in motels. I wanted to live in the Howard Johnsons on Treasure Island.
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    How about get rid of the pet?

    Or pad the grocery budget by eating it...
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