Thursday, September 08, 2005

Living Paycheck to Paycheck Made Leaving Impossible

Washington Post Staff Writer Wil Haygood writes:

Living Paycheck to Paycheck Made Leaving Impossible:

"To those who wonder why so many stayed behind when push came to water's mighty shove here, those who were trapped have a simple explanation: Their nickels and dimes and dollar bills simply didn't add up to stage a quick evacuation mission.

'Me and my wife, we were living paycheck to paycheck, like most everybody else in New Orleans,' Eric Dunbar, 54, said Saturday.

He offered a mini-tutorial in the economic reality of his life... "