Inequity Hits Close to Home
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I seldom complain, but after the last few weeks of watching the goings on in this country and the world, I feel a tirade coming on!
Last week, I went through all the rigamarole to apply for a loan consolidation. I, after all, am working! (Thank you, God!) I knew it would be a tight fit, but the combined income of my four jobs made a consolidation reasonable. Wrong!
You see, while the bank underwriters would accept my freelance writing, they would not accept the two adjunct positions I have because they weren't contractual. Adjunct professors teach semester to semester depending on funding. So, even though, I am pretty sure I will be teaching in the spring, the bank will not risk it, even though lowering my overall debt through the consolidation would make it easier for me to keep paying my bills IF, God forbid, I don't get hired by the college and university again.
So, I ask, how is this fair? Why can the banks, who were bailed out of collapse by the Federal government, refuse to help me when I WANT to pay them? How can they take our money (We don't think of it this way, but the Federal money is OUR money...our taxes are what is used to cover all the bills in Washington.) not pay it back and then deny my consolidation?
Is it any wonder that people are protesting? 1% have our money to play with and we the 99% are shafted, left and right. Arrggggghhhh!!!!!
OK, got that out of my system. On the other hand, I am blessed beyond measure with a wonderful life partner who honors me. We will be celebrating our 7th anniversary this coming week. These have been the seven happiest years of my life, with the exception of raising my daughters.
The government may take my money, but they will never take the riches I have in family and friends.
May we all find ways to count our blessings, even in the face of inequity.