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Old 04-20-2009, 09:56 PM   #21
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These people tend to cater to the perceived needs of two groups- those who provide votes for them, and those who provide contributions to them. Hence all the interest in the "poor", and all the gifts given to Wall Street. Everyone else get ready to lose.

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Reminded me of this quote, found somewhere on the Web.

"A politician gets votes from the poor and money from the rich. His job is to keep the two groups from killing each other".

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Old 04-24-2009, 08:16 PM   #22
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I did not know that either. Do they have to be drycleaned?
If I could afford to wear $48 sox, I'd only wear them once. Then the cleaning staff @ the mansion could use them for dusting and cleaning the Bentley.
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If I could afford to wear $48 sox, I'd only wear them once. Then the cleaning staff @ the mansion could use them for dusting and cleaning the Bentley.
Hey, I wear $16 socks and I have 5 pairs of them so that makes $80. Does that count? Mine are not cashmere, so they just go in the laundry with everything else. No cleaning staff, no mansion. But my socks cost as much as (or more than) one pair of $48 cashmere sox plus four pairs of socks from Wally World.

My socks are very thick and warm, and feel wonderful on my feet. This is a little luxury that I really enjoy, since I have very sensitive feet. Since they are so thick, they never get lost in the laundry.
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My socks ...feel wonderful on my feet.

Well, that pretty much seals the deal...no?
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Another sign of the times that frugality is in.
I got an email today describing a new program with Sears where groups of people can jointly chip in for buying gifts. Team gift giving allows several people to spend less individually and still give a big gift, just in time for Father's Day and Graduation.
Interesting concepts..."pitching in" and "share in the cost"...

from Sears - Give Together

Pick a gift recipient and set a target amount for your eGift card. We’ll help you with some gift ideas too.
Enter a customized note and email addresses of friends and family who will participate. We’ll send the email requests for you.
You'll have a personalized Web page where you can see the contributions made toward the eGift card gift. We'll email you with updates too.
Once everyone has pitched in, you can access your personal page to determine how your gift will be presented.

Gather together with friends and family to share in the cost of a great gift.
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