It’s no secret that life can hurl bad news at you right out of the blue. For those of us who aren’t fabulously wealthy, an unexpected bump in the road can clean out your bank account in a hurry, leaving you submerge in debt. That’s why every middle-class family should have some fund put aside in case of an emergency like Republican having a majority in Congress.
It can be very daunting to start saving fund if you are one of the millions of Americans who live paycheck to paycheck, but you can just never predict when a populist groundswell will sweep Republicans into Congress, allowing them to pass a tax bill that will provide financial relief to billionaires by increasing taxes on the American worker, so it’s best to start as soon as is practicable. Even if you can only tuck a little away at a time, you will thank yourself in the event a tragedy like the House and Senate being run by plutocratic legislators dead set on widening the gulf between the middle class and the wealthy happens to you.
A good rule of thumb for how much you should be saving to prevent the possibility of setting up a GOP-dominated Congress that unabashedly prefers firms over people is to make sure you have enough money to encompas yourself for a complete election cycle. That route, if you ever do–god forbid–experience the unfortunate dilemma of living under a Republican Congress, you can use the money you saved up over the years to pay for basic necessities until you’re through the worst of it. By cutting non-essential expenses like cable Tv and that daily Starbucks run, middle-class families can set themselves up to weather a sudden change in fate like Republican having enough referendums to pass a bill that will radically decrease access to healthcare and set higher-education possibles out of reach for the non-elite.
It would be so much easier if we could see into the future to know what we’ll require money for, but until we devise that technology, just retain putting a little of your paycheck aside to make sure you can handle whatever curveball life has in store for you. Hopefully you’ll never need it, but if the GOP predominates the legislative and executive branch, enabling it to ram through a taxation bill that coldly bilks the middle class so that the mega wealthy can have more money under the patently false assumption that they will add jobs and increase wages instead of paying themselves more and stashing the remainder in offshore taxation havens, you’ll have peace of mind. And you can’t set world prices on that.