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Economic Stimulus part 2


Tuesday, November 04, 2008

I was getting personal w/out giving details.

My DH was in real estate and appraising until he wanted "more steady and reliable" work and went back to school to earn his engineering degree. He got his degree and his full time job at GM in 2000 when he turned 40.

In March of 2005 he was laid off/down sized/ whatever euphamism you'd like to call let go. He has been working off and on at non engineering type jobs ever since. He just went back to school for a technical type job in medical machine repair.

I really get the outsourcing stress and the government's lack of attenion to the manufacturing industries... especially automotive as that is where my dad retired from, my one brother-in-law still clings and my husband and other B-i-l used to love.

Hope I didn't appear insensitive, just trying to make light of a serious situation. And who knows, it might actually work.

ps... we do need a new roof, a new bathroom(partially covered by insurance) and our cars are 7 and 4 years old so there will surely be a repair coming soon.
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JKPONYGIRL 11/5/2008 2:17PM

    I loved your stimulus package too....and yes we need a new roof, new siding, the basement floods every time it rains...

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CRBEDELL 11/5/2008 12:22PM

    I loved your first stimulus blog - it's frustrating when we do everything right & take responsibility for our own lives & decisions and then have to watch our tax dollars get thrown away.

Our house is only 5 years old, so hopefully we'll have a few years yet before any major repairs become necessary, but I've had my washer/dryer for over 15 years and they currently work fine, but I'm just waiting for one or both of them to die.

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L.I.L.MOMMY 11/5/2008 8:30AM

    Personally, I loved your stimulis package....I would rather help those who were fiscally responsible than those companies where the CEO's are still raking in millions a year for compensation and heading off to spa's and golf trips on the tax payers dollars!

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