Here in Southwest Florida things are grim...and getting grimmer. Foreclosures are all over the place. My employer has layed so many people off that the people who DIDN'T get layed off are so overworked that we are all exhausted. We are not getting a cost of living increase, so as the price of food, gas and EVERYTHING is going up, our salaries are staying the same. I know of co-workers who are losing their homes to foreclosure. With everyone tightening their budgets, less people are donating to charities that help the people who need it. Crime and suicide rates have risen as the unemployment and foreclosure rate have gone up. I can honestly say that for the first time in my life, I'm HAPPY that I'm too poor to have any money in the stock market!
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