No money, no job and everything going up!

@Kowgirl (3490)
United States
October 17, 2009 2:10pm CST
Just yesterday I got notice that it was time to purchase my sticker for my car tags. I went into shock when I saw the cost. It has increased by over $40. since last year. The yearly sticker is $80. I also went to renew my drivers license and they too have tripled in price. Without any tickets or any violation they were $48. If everything but wages go up we will never get out of this flunk of an economy. As soon as you think something good is being done to help get out of this rut, another item raises in price and we are back to square one trying to make ends meet. Has your state raised the price on tags or drivers license?
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@mommaj (22872)
• United States
17 Oct 09
Oh my gosh! Florida is the same way. They have tripled in a year. I don't know what the problem is with the government. If our local politicians didn't make $100,000+ a year the government wouldn't need so much money to pay them. I think I would start with slashing their pay in half!
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@Hatley (164214)
• Garden Grove, California
18 Oct 09
Florida too? wow California is just awful.help lets all fire 'the politicians and use that money to recover with.he he he.
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@mommaj (22872)
• United States
18 Oct 09
Amen! When I say local politicians at $100,000, these are COUNTY officials. LOL I can't imagine what state officials make. LOL No wonder the taxes keep going up. With all the people leaving Fl someone has to pay for the inflated wages of the officials. They surely couldn't survive on 50% of their pay! I would like to write a personal budget for them.
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@Kowgirl (3490)
• United States
5 Nov 09
Yeah I live in Florida and this was a shock because our governor said there would be no increase on these but then who can believe anything any politician says? I did sign the protest note that came with it and sent it back. Just another piece of paper we paid for to be thrown in the trash. At least we will be helping the people who clean that office to hold on to their job.
@rosepedal64 (4191)
• United States
17 Oct 09
Hi kowgirl Oh yes they have. It seems that the boxes of food are gettin smaller and the prices are going up instead of down. I know that my son went to tag his car the other day and it cost him almost 200 for the tranferr and the tags too. It is getting way out of hand. When they raised the minium wage I knew that we was in for the price hike. Sure enough that is what happen. I was also told they was raising the cost of electric next month. I really don't know what people are going to do.
@Kowgirl (3490)
• United States
5 Nov 09
They seem to hit the things we need the most like utilities and transportation. Funny thing was the notice also came with a note to sign to protest the increase which was sent to our governor Charlie Crist. I'll bet his office is full of those notes and are being put in the trash or ignored. But you can bet those in office will get a bonus and/or a big raise. The more we pay the more they get.We even pay for their tags on their government issued vehicles. Why is it those who have get more and those who don't get even less?
• Malaysia
18 Oct 09
In my country, the lower than average income earners are somehow protected. It's kind of true if one is to jump into conclusion that everything looks like it is more expensive now. However, if we spend smart, perhaps it is not as bad. I have known people who prefer to stick to motorbike, or even cooler, bicycle, in order to save money. Not only one does not have to pay for the license, one gets the exercise needed without needing to pay for expensive fitness membership. I know where to eat, for cheaper price, and it is not like I am getting less. The food is still good and in fact better than the expensive restaurants. The government in my country allows those who consume less than $20 a month on electricity to be excluded from paying. $5 if is it for water. As for license, it has remained unchanged. Motorbike owners do not need to pay road tax.
@Kowgirl (3490)
• United States
5 Nov 09
Your wage per hour must be low??? If I ever get an electric bill as low as $20 I will freak out. We pay that in all the extra tax they add on to the bill. As for water it runs around $50 to $75 per month and most of that is for sewage use. And you pay that even if the water doesn't go down the drain. It looks as if your country has found a way to help those who need these utilities and reward those who consume less. I'm too old now to start riding a bicycle and when you live miles from a supermarket a bicycle or motorbike wouldn't help. Where would you put the food items to get them home? A car has become a necessity for most people but it is still considered a luxury.
• United States
18 Oct 09
my brother drives,i don't..but he said his tags are going to be like $150 on renewal,they pretty much doubled.my state's one of the top unemployment ones and they're raising everything across the board.
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@KrauseHome (36730)
• United States
18 Oct 09
It seems like everything continues to rise around us while the wages just barely go up if you are working, and then if you get laid off or fired your really in trouble for sure. Our tabs for our Car were almost $100 this yr. and it is Taxes on something we will never even benefit from. I think license renewal and ID renewals went up as well. (We have not checked as we still have valid ID's and Licenses, except they have our old address on them since we just bought our New house.) But it is Crazy and wondering when and if it will ever Stop for sure.
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@anning (88)
• China
18 Oct 09
i think if American people can import more Chinese goods the price will fall down and Chinese can have a job too.
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@callarse1 (4786)
• United States
18 Oct 09
Well I don't have a car so luckily I don't have to pay for those stickers or license plates. However I did notice they raised prices for drive license ID card. My father and grandfather had to renew their ID and their sticker and each one paid over 60 USD. While I don't think it was as much as yours, it was much more than last year, at least by one third increase or more.
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@Anjonz01 (71)
• United States
18 Oct 09
And you know what their response is? Like Ronnie-baby used to say, 'Well....' Wow! So in essence, your concern is not their concern. Everyone is in the 'grab, grab, grab' mentality, it appears. From the very high to the least. I would consider looking at the other options, like going to Norway! Hehehe..seriously, though. It's got to get better. The way the media is projecting the whole thing is as if this is President Obama's fault. The man is trying to make effective changes but there are a lot of people opposing. He said it would take some time to fix. He's been in office a whole 10 months. You know, we have to be realistic about the damage done over 8 years of tear Annie.
@mariposaman (2967)
• Canada
18 Oct 09
Welcome to how some other people have to live. I have been sick half my life and as a consequence I have been poor. I have been going through this year in and year out and being looked down upon by the employed. Now a lot of people are finding out what is like not to be able to work whatever the reason and finding they have to cut expenses to the bone. Welcome to my world. Yes everything is going up just as it always has but when you are working and getting regular raises you do not notice it. I do not need to get my car tags until next summer assuming I can still afford to drive a car at that time as my car is getting old and might need major repairs, so hopefully the prices haven't gone up on the tags by then. Fortunately there seems to be some indications that the recession is slowly getting over but unfortunately jobs seems to be the last thing that are restored. There are still lots of foreclosures on homes going on so the recession is certainly not over for a lot of people. Hang in there, it cannot get much worse, I hope.
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@getbrowser (1715)
• China
18 Oct 09
Nowadays, most of the products are going up in price. Based on facts and rules, with the downturn of economics, all the products should be selled with a low price. However, as you have said above, we can do nothing but going into shock when seeing the price and high costs. From where I stand, the government should take some useful measures to let the poor and jobless people get better treatment, only in the way can we get out of this flunk of an economy quickly. In total, hope you find a job at once and enjoy a better life.
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@Hatley (164214)
• Garden Grove, California
18 Oct 09
hi cowgirl seems we all are in the same boat with this horrid economy. my son has been out of work for 11 months,and he is stuck in a gov.sponsored apt. and me here in this senior center for retired people.not at all what we want but what we have to do for now. It saddens me to see so many of my mylot friends out of work, it just doesnt seem to change and Califprnia is really really bad. I think my best friend Nelda said her driver's license is tripled also. I do not drive but she does and she said its really ridiculous. Kowgirl I do hope you get a job soon, I know how depressing that can be.
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