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15 Signs That These Times Are So Hard And Are Getting Even Harder

It feels like the economy never really recovered after 2008. Most of us are still in debt, unemployment is high, and the wealth inequality gap keeps growing. Times are tough, and if you don’t believe me, here are 15 pieces of proof. Oh yeah, and they’re kind of funny too, so if you never thought you’d laugh at the irreparable state of our global economy or your own crippling financial debt, you’re in for a new experience. Enjoy.

1. When the U.S. Military had to make some tough financial decisions

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via reddit / ThereW0LF

2. When $64 is all that’s feasible to fight the war on terror

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via reddit / GodOfSEO

3. Even superheroes need to pick up a second side job…

Due to all the cutbacks in print media, Peter Parker had to look elsewhere for supplemental income

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via reddit / likwitsnake

4. Even superheroes who are part of the 1% were affected

The Batmobile was many things, but fuel-efficient was not one of them.

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via reddit / KakariBlue

5. Even Oscar couldn’t maintain his previous standard of living

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via reddit / itssilvernotgray

6. And who can blame him when it’s getting harder and harder to get credit approval?

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via reddit / nocks_fuse

7. Corn dogs are now recession-themed

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via reddit / IggyyPOP

8. And toilet paper is considered a luxury

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via reddit / SergeantSpoon

9. Remember the good old days when Hamburger Helper was considered a budget food?

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via reddit / politicaldan

10. Well, now we have this

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via reddit / iseeyoupeetie

11. They had to halt construction on the Death Star due to strained resources

He doesn’t like to talk about it

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via reddit / UhPhrasing

12. This is where he lives now

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via reddit / Jamyj2

13. Some of us are so in debt that we have to throw our credit card into the fountain instead of a change

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via reddit / IAmBecomeGay

14. Some of us don’t have change or credit cards, so we have to resort to the bartering system

15. The things we used to take for granted have now become precious resources

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via reddit / speaksthetruthalways

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