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  •  It would be if I stuck it in a savings account (3+ / 0-)
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    greengemini, Calamity Jean, anafreeka

    and kept doing that until I actually had enough money to help in an emergency (like someone being out of work). No, this $10 isn't a problem so far as assets go. But how does this $10 help anyone get out of poverty?
    The Republicans are always talking about taking personal responsibility, saving for retirement, trying to better your circumstances. But the safety nets that keep some of us allow do not permit you to take even basic measures to protect yourself from complete destitution.

     If Caedy lost her job tomorrow, in two weeks we would not have money for food. We can't save money for that possibility because then that money would become an asset. Even if we had more than $10 left over at the end (well not the end, she got paid yesterday) of the week.

    "Madness! Total and complete madness! This never would've happened if the humans hadn't started fighting one another!" Londo Mollari

    by FloridaSNMOM on Thu Apr 25, 2013 at 09:21:40 PM PDT

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