I promise I won’t get on my high horse...too much. But this economy is sucking the life out of me. And I’m sure everyone else as well.
It’s not just the U.S. that is seeing this downfall – it’s around the world. I have talked to friends all over the world and the unemployment rate is astronomical. In fact one of the oldest jewelry factories in Italy closed this week – now that’s huge. A large commodity based business—closed!
This hit home to me when I went to purchase an item that has a “Sin” tax now. What was once almost $40 is now almost $60. This increase happened all in the matter of a month. And will ultimately cause me to no longer buy this product – I can’t afford it! So this “Sin” tax that is applied to a product, is ridiculous in my mind, because that’s like saying there should be a "food sin tax" for anorexics – to them eating is a sin right?
Really, I’m not making light of that disorder – I’m a survivor of it myself and have obviously overcome my fear of food (to some degree), but come on, a sin tax – next thing you know they’ll be charging me to have sex with my HHB. Not that it wouldn’t be worth it mind you, but let’s be realistic, don't I already put up with enough....LOL
Huh....? I wonder if prostitutes will have to charge tax now? Makes you think huh?!?!
So I’m throwing my leg over the butt end and down from my high horse.
Tell me, have you changed the way you spend, or given up something you didn't want to?