This economy is killing us. Tony has been out of work since the middle of September. Billy works but he doesnt make much because its only part time and he makes just over minimum wage. I went down today to social services to attempt to get help to pay our past due power bill. We are total electric. Our bill is outrageous. We simply cant afford it. We dont have the money. They refused to help me because I have cell phones and my car insurance is too high! Ok...I cant do a darned thing about how high my car insurance is...I dont set the rates and I have to have full coverage because I am paying for a car. Im sorry...Tony has some tickets. I wish it was lower...but thats life. I also have to have my cells. Tony has to have his for work...its how his jobs keep in contact with him and I need mine because of my disabilities. I am on a ton of medications that could cause me to become very ill at any time and need help. Also I have severe anxiety and that phone keeps me connected. Didnt matter. I dont have other debt. I dont have furniture payments or credit card debt. Hell the woman acted like my 14 bucks in food stamps should feed me for the month! It is so unfair that some people get help time after time but when the working poor need help because there is NO work...we cant get it. Tony finally went back to work this week...but he is only going to get 15 hours this week...who knows about next week. That is not going to pay a 325 buck power bill that is due this week! And of course...I couldnt even apply for any of this until I had the disconnect notice so I am left here in a panic.