Re: GAS Prices at $4 tomorrow!!!
For many of us, to live any further AWAY from our means, would be moving to the ghetto or trailer park. And I'll be damned if I'm not going to at least live in a decent neighborhood, where I don't have to worry about the little bit I DO have being ripped off.
Believe me, my wife and I both work, we have a much smaller house than I would ever prefer to live in, no car payments, and we still end up living paycheck to paycheck. I'm not exactly making minimum wage, either... Health insurance takes alot of my pay, though, so sometimes I feel like I am... I, like so many others, wish I COULD live more within my means, but it's just not possible right now.
The people that are to blame, are the ones that are intentionally living beyond their means. Take my ex-drummer and his wife, for instance. They have a beautiful home, full of nice things. They always have new gas guzzlers, and guess what? They don't own ANY of it! Even their lovely living room furniture is from Rentacenter. And they are ALWAYS bitching about being broke.
People like Shredmaster and myself are just trying to get by, with what we need to survive. Please try to see the distinction here...