Little known facts:
Sunday, August 6, 2017
Jokes and Retirement Plans
Little known facts:
….. The poverty rate for households that are led by a married couple is 6.8 percent. For households that are led by a female single parent, the poverty rate is 37.1 percent.
…. In 2013, women earned 60 percent of all bachelor’s degrees that were awarded that year in the United States .
…. According to the CDC, 34.6 percent of all men in the U.S. are obese at this point.
You have heard of my friend Buddy. He told me of his lunch in the park yesterday. He said, “I was sitting on a park bench next to a homeless man. I started a conversation by asking him how he ended up this way. “
He said, "Up until last week, I still had it all. I had plenty to eat, my clothes were washed and pressed, I had a roof over my head, I had TV and Internet, and I went to the gym, the pool, and the library. I was working on my MBA on-line. I had no bills and no debt. I even had full medical coverage."
Buddy said, I felt sorry for him, so I asked, "What happened? Drugs? Alcohol? Divorce?"
"Oh no, nothing like that," he said. "No, no. I got out of prison."
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I know that is a sorry tale to start an entry. But a blogger has to do what a blogger gotta do, WRITE (even if you do modify a joke)
Yesterday was a relaxed Saturday. Slept late. Messed around with this system trying to get it to speed up, ha, that is a joke. It takes 3-5 minutes to read an e-mail. I tell my girl Imma enjoy FAST internet when she retires and settles down. LOL
But the joke above reminded me of a retirement program for seniors. Get sent to prison and everything will be paid for you. Full coverage insurance on health and teeth. Even a sex change at gov’t expense.
No one wants to go to Prison, but there is a lot of shaded truth there. The gov’t can afford to keep you up if you do something wrong, but maybe not so well if you do things right, and play by the rules.
There has been a lot written about the Affordable Medical Care system we have. I have a friend in California who was paying $500 a month for full family coverage before the affordable care came in. Now he is cutting corners to pay $2000 a month. To me that is about a salary! Of course he does have a good job, but deducting $24,000 a year for a healthy person is a little STRETCH!
I’m outta here. I didn’t meant to go on!
Mustang owned by Buddy. He had the good sense to sell it when he got old, he coulda got kilt!