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  •  Sorry but that's not nec true (2+ / 0-)
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    misslegalbeagle, hayden

    Problem is people think that without running the numbers. It's fine, they should pay more, but if you run the numbers, it's not always the wealth you imagine.  Especially if you throw in a chronically ill child or child support.

    doesn't mean they shouldn't pay more. They will and they should and it won't be that much since their first $250K isn't subject to increase.

    I rarely made that much when I lived in an expensive city, but with a high mortgage payment, very young twins, a sick kid, crappy, expensive medical insurance, being a single mom with no family nearby (i.e., hefty childcare expenses), and public preschool tuition, not to mention groceries, clothes, transportation, huge student loan payments, etc., my expenses were very close to that ceiling. I sure wasn't able to save and I definitely wasn't buying "luxury sedans" for people.

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    by ksh01 on Mon Dec 31, 2012 at 07:10:22 AM PST

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    •  Shall we take up (1+ / 0-)
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      mamamedusa

      a collection for you?

      I'm making ~ $50,000 per year now, heavily in debt due to being unemployed for a while and now paying for deferred maintenance [teeth, car, etc], but maybe I can squeeze out a few bucks since you obviously have it so hard.

      How I weep for you people.

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      by dfarrah on Mon Dec 31, 2012 at 09:04:57 AM PST

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    •  Many young people making good money, (0+ / 0-)

      also have school loans equal to a mortgage payment over the next 30 years.  

      Expose the lies. Fight for the truth. Push progressive politics. Save our planet. Health care is a right, not a privilege.

      by lighttheway on Mon Dec 31, 2012 at 11:18:15 AM PST

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