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Getting Squeezed

October 20th, 2010 at 07:14 pm

Health insurance premiums went up again. And now I just noticed that our sales tax just went up another .5%, an additional $.71 on just the one Target receipt I noticed it on. Don't want to think about what it all will add up to yearly.

Also, new EPA regulations require contractor husband to take a class ($250) to get a required certificate (another $300/every five years). Not even sure yet how the new regulations are going to make it even tougher to make a living.

All we can do is the best we can, and keep plugging away. Looks like we might have several more months of work coming up. Sure hope so.





3 Responses to “Getting Squeezed”

  1. dmontngrey Says:

    Yup, lots of folks feeling the squeeze these days. Sad to see those around me struggle. I help when I can. Share what you have, right? Glad to hear work looks rather steady at the moment for you.

  2. Homebody Says:

    We are voting on upping the sales tax to fund police and fire. Actually now that I think about it, I may not get to vote because I do not live in the "city".

  3. Jerry Says:

    I am really wondering how long the insurance companies will continue to run health care in the States. I am living overseas right now, and there are some other countries with a healthy mix of public and private funding options that lead to reliable coverage AND excellent care. (I'm not talking about Canada or the UK, either.)
    Jerry

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