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Old 02-01-2018, 01:10 PM
 
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Yes. All economic problems are caused by people who don't earn enough. Got it. You can take a rest, now.

You should know better than that. I take the opposite tack: incomes aren't too low, rents are too high.

 
Old 02-01-2018, 01:14 PM
 
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You "get" Cheerios from the grocery store. Nothing wrong with his usage.

And many people do "get" health insurance from their employer, either via deduction or partial payment or outright compensation. I don't see any implication of socialist freeware whining demand up there, as you're sort of implying here.

Despite the poster's history.
Last time I "got" Cheerios I was asked to pay for them. Name one employer offering healthcare without it being built into comp.
 
Old 02-01-2018, 01:22 PM
 
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You should know better than that. I take the opposite tack: incomes aren't too low, rents are too high.
How are the rents remaining so high, if there isnít someone who is affording them?
 
Old 02-01-2018, 02:07 PM
 
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rents are where markets want them . just like your pay check . you need more income not lower rents if they do not line up because obviously others are .
 
Old 02-01-2018, 02:20 PM
 
Location: Washington state
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Yet they have money for beer, dope, tobacco and lottery tickets.

Obviously, their priorities are whacked.
Seriously? I remember a friend of mine telling me when she was younger, she and her husband used to go without food so their kids could eat. They would tell the kids that mom and dad had already eaten. Her husband was working for the fire department and would later become a fire chief. I assure you, they were not buying beer, dope, tobacco, or lottery tickets.
 
Old 02-01-2018, 02:36 PM
 
Location: Aurora Denveralis
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Seriously? I remember a friend of mine telling me when she was younger, she and her husband used to go without food so their kids could eat. They would tell the kids that mom and dad had already eaten. Her husband was working for the fire department and would later become a fire chief. I assure you, they were not buying beer, dope, tobacco, or lottery tickets.
You can't drive a nail into Randian concrete, Rod.
 
Old 02-01-2018, 02:38 PM
 
Location: Aurora Denveralis
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Last time I "got" Cheerios I was asked to pay for them.
Wow, what a sucker.

You have yet to contradict what either I or the OP said, except to argue your own special definition of "get."
 
Old 02-01-2018, 02:54 PM
 
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I’ll answer it for you. People can afford the rent just fine. That’s why the landlords can continue to command that rent.

Your wage isn’t high enough to support you living in that area.


Which is why, if you want to stay in the lowest income class, which can generally be done in any city, you should do that labor in a less desireable area....

Or you could compete for a higher paying job...and be able to afford the rent (or a home) in the desireable area.


You’re welcome.
 
Old 02-01-2018, 04:13 PM
 
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well kids eat for free twice a day at school. there are of course soup kitchens and food banks... it is what it is. and people do steal food from stores.
 
Old 02-01-2018, 04:15 PM
 
Location: Aurora Denveralis
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well kids eat for free twice a day at school. there are of course soup kitchens and food banks... it is what it is. and people do steal food from stores.
I'll bet this connects to the discussion somehow.
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