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A Raise (tanka)

Updated on January 31, 2015

He needed a raise

Which they gladly gave to him

Increasing their costs

Which they passed to consumers

Causing him to need a raise


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      Shauna L Bowling 4 years ago from Central Florida

      Ain't that the truth? And the never-ending cycle continues.....

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      Deb Hirt 4 years ago from Stillwater, OK

      Cost of living raise, eh?

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      Eiddwen 4 years ago from Wales

      Another gem by you Martin.


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      kjforce 4 years ago from Florida

      Mhatter99...such is the " carousel ride " of life...the saying " every time the cost of living goes up , I make LESS money "....thanks for the share..enjoyed

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      Ruby Jean Fuller 4 years ago from Southern Illinois

      Everything is passed on to the consumer..Boo!!

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      Aga 4 years ago

      Very clever! Vicious circle, round and round.

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      DJ Anderson 4 years ago

      Makes perfect sense!

      Love it!!


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      IAmForbidden 4 years ago from Neverland - where children never grow up.

      love it!

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      Gypsy48 4 years ago

      Well done! You just can't win in today's world.

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      wetnosedogs 4 years ago from Alabama

      That seems to be the way it goes.

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      deergha 4 years ago from ...... a place beyond now and beyond here !!!

      The reality in a circle of raise.....Well done. Votes up and shared.

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      Faith Reaper 4 years ago from southern USA

      Well, I clicked funny, but it really isn't is it! That about sums it up in today's world!

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      Bill Holland 4 years ago from Olympia, WA

      And the circle goes round and round. :) Good job my friend.

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      Joanne M Olivieri 4 years ago

      It's a vicious circle isn't it? :) Love it and well done. Voted up