CNN Survey: 76% living paycheck to paycheck

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    This is just plain sad.

    http://townhall.com/tipsheet/katiep...-americans-living-paychecktopaycheck-n1626180

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    Fewer than one in four Americans have enough money in their savings account to cover at least six months of expenses, enough to help cushion the blow of a job loss, medical emergency or some other unexpected event, according to the survey of 1,000 adults. Meanwhile, 50% of those surveyed have less than a three-month cushion and 27% had no savings at all.
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    How are they going to pay for Obama-care/tax?
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    They aren't. They'll be in the emergency rooms taking on their iPhones and wearing their new Nike shoes.
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    Ain't that the truth. Just pathetic, our POTUS is.
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    Or they'll be at the doctor's office filling out Medicare forms while adjusting their hearing aids and wearing their custom orthopedics.
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    actually, now they'll have insurance, so they won't have to go to the much more expensive emergency rooms. they can use primary care doctor.
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    What about the 20% living on Obama checks, snap cards, housing vouchers? They don't own I-phones...they got Obama phones....with no monthly bill.
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    Old habits are hard to break.
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    I'm sure you're right. But the old/current system was that poor people (at least those without insurance and few assets) would go to the emergency room every time they had a cold. Or they'd go no place even when they needed care.
    Getting them insurance is an improvement, don't you think?
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    You all would be amazed at what I see out there. With what has happened since '08 I am surprised it's not a higher percentage.
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    Who is going to be paying for that said insurance? And what about the 47 million Americans that can't even buy their own food to eat?
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    I get paid by the hour and I just got my hours cut back today. So did the other employees where I work. The Owner explained to us that he just cannot afford all of the hours right now.

    Im a Sales Associate at Badcock Home Furniture & More in Vero Beach.
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    Obama-care/tax strikes again.
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    Not if they ignore their newly provided free health care, and return to their old habits.
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    So we shouldn't even try to change bad behavior that's costing us taxpayers a lot of money?
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    At the cost of even MORE money? No.
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    Pennies on the dollar compared to that new boondoggle, Obama-care/tax.
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    I would bet fewer than one in four who have posted negative comments on this thread have enough money in their savings account to cover at least 6 months of expenses, raise your hand if you do. I dont. And if you do, #stupidplacetokeepit
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    Give it up Dave....they don't get it, they won't get it, and in all likelihood--they can't grasp it. "More money" means nothing--and with that, they've shown it.

    The comment further up about "they'll have insurance, so they won't have to go to the much more expensive emergency rooms"...since when did most of them ever pay for an ER visit anyway?? For years and years, that HAS been their 'free' health care. Nothing has changed for those folks except now they have health insurance premiums they are supposed to pay---which many if not most, won't even bother to do. It will still be easier for them to go to the ER and walk out the door when done.


    Like I said Dave--they don't get it. Real world isn't within the grasp.
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    um, that was exactly my point.

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