You know what’s astronomical? The cost of replacing windows. My living room windows are so awful but to replace them would be so many thousands of dollars there is no way I can ever do that.
You know what else is astronomical? Rent. I have a friend who got an apartment in our local small town. $800 a month plus hydro (electricity). WTF?
So why in hell would I complain that I can’t replace my windows? I should be ashamed of myself!
It bugs me so much that some people have so much money while others can barely survive. I’m very lucky to be in the middle with a home of my own!
I look one way and see the astronomical amount of money spent on luxury bullshit then look the other way and see so many people struggling to make ends meet.
Affordable housing is right behind climate change as a very pressing issue!
Tax these astronomically wealthy people and corporations and give poor people a basic income and affordable housing!
Your Friday prompt for Stream of Consciousness Saturday is “astronomical.” Use it any way you like.
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The rent on my small, ancient, shabby (but clean and quiet), one bedroom apartment is $1025/mo US. Heat is included, which is important in this small New England town, but I also have to pay for gas/electricity. Rent is astronomical here, for no good reason, and is why I’m on the list for subsidized housing now. I couldn’t agree with you more. I’m not anti-rich people. I’m fine with some people having a lot. It is the really horrible gap that is wrong. The whole 1% deal is wrong while there is a huge portion struggling at poverty level. Not in countries like the US and Canada… that’s appalling.
As we approach retirement, having pretty much lost everything in the recession, I am terrified of the future. I agree…. Some form of MFA, Climate, and Affordable housing. Actually, having the 1% pay their fair share is a start.
the disparity is what gets me too.