Why does it seem like almost everyone is playing the hate game these days?
“It’s the money, Jimmy.”
Man, the stock market is at 22,000 today, a record and still climbing. Big business is on fire, like Apple with a recent profit of over $8 billion.
Nice, for them.
So why all the hate?
BECAUSE WE’RE THE ONES PAYING THEM.
Most folks struggle just to pay their monthly bills, let alone get ahead. A single person making $40,000 to – $50,000 a year has to live pretty lean these days just to get by.
Remember just 15 years back when a decent one bedroom apartment was say 500 bucks a month? Just an average joint.
Today that same apartment is likely $850-$1,100!
An average car used to cost about $12,00 to $17,000. A similar car today is $22,000 to $28,000.
Now its about the payments.
Car insurance has gone up and the deductibles are huge- $500 to $1,000 per damage claim. So if it’s say $1,300 in damage you get 300 bucks to fix your car. Plus the towing service to boot.
How bout those phone bills mixed with internet and cable?
Used to be about $100 a month. Now?
Try a couple hundred for your cell phone bill and $150 and up for cable.
And don’t forget health insurance!
The list is seemingly endless.
What the hell happened?
We used to get a bill or two in our mailbox each week – now it’s like 20 bills.
We have pretty much the same stuff, but now we have seven or eight credit cards from stores plus Visa/Mastercard.
People are frantic today to hurry everywhere – to the store, the doctors office, a business meeting or their jobs. So there’s more tension on the roads, more anger.
We’re all on social media, right? Even that loser Harley.
So it’s mostly anger about what somebody did to us or someone else so we hate ’em.
Look at comments section on any website or blog.
It’s mostly angry hate mail.
“I hate her.” “I hate them.” With maybe a few nice comments sprinkled in.
Our TV is mostly reality where people attack each other with cruel words or fists – even spit on one another. That’s the model today.
Don’t go out after dark unless you have to because cops are everywhere writing tickets and checking to see if you had a drink or two…why? Not to help you, but to pay the bills that law enforcement needs to continue their buying new cars, equipment, new hires, etc…same boat.
All of which creates more anger and mistrust. So we try and stay home more to minimize the bills and damage. Not much fun, huh?
How much does it cost to go see a Royals or Chiefs game? How much was popcorn and beer 15 years ago? Parking, the tickets, see my point?
These are the real issues today.
Life has gotten beyond most people’s pay grade.
Too many folks are in a panic to just survive their BILLS. So they are pissed and angry at everyone else. They especially hate the people that seem to have it easy, political leaders, sports stars, film stars, music names, you get the picture.
How do we fix it?
Boy, these problems are magnified in lower income areas.
Wonder why the crime rate is so high and violent?
The government needs to look at not making low level DUI busts, but a murder case costs anywhere from five to ten grand to deal with today. Why? It’s over the top.
Credit card interest rates are from 8%-29% damn….yet we get 1% on our savings!!!! WTF.
The average American needs financial help, a lowering of their day to day bills and living expenses. Heck we haven’t addressed food and clothing let alone other entertainment.
If people could work and have money left over for their bills I believe the nation would be kinder and less violent.
Oh well, we can’t even fix the health care problem. Guess we all need to inherit some big bucks or find a way to make them.