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Old 11-17-2018, 04:52 PM
 
Location: Ohio
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Originally Posted by lieqiang View Post
Here's some math for you:

1. Median household income is 62k
2. Poverty rate is 12.3%

Melodramatic nonsense.
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them are like, real facts and stuff. hopefully the OP sees them. Unless part of the claim is the US Gov't is providing fraudulent info
The government is providing fraudulent info.

The so-called poverty rates are based on earned income. They do not include the cash and non-cash benefits those people receive.

When you factor in the cash and non-cash welfare benefits, depending on the household's exact circumstances, it amounts to $20,000 to $60,000 per year, so adding that to their earned income there are very few actually in poverty.

For a single person, after you add in the cash and non-cash benefits, if their total is still less than $15,180, then they're in poverty.
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Old 11-21-2018, 03:51 AM
 
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I wish it was only 1/4!, maybe in CA with Prop 13. Our mortgage payment is $1,400, taxes and insurance another $900/month. A friend with a condo in Seattle pays a mortgage of $800, taxes and insurance $950, HOA fee $1,100, and now the city wants to add a charge for a local improvement district.
It read without a mortgage.
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Old 12-02-2018, 02:55 PM
 
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Great Economy!


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jy87yvZua-g



We are doing great!!!
You need more jobs for the working and middle class. Can't keep outsourcing manufacturing or service jobs.

Need more tariffs and stopping illegal immigration.
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Old 12-02-2018, 03:07 PM
 
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You need more jobs for the working and middle class. Can't keep outsourcing manufacturing or service jobs.

Need more tariffs and stopping illegal immigration.

Jibberish manufacturing isnít going to come back to any high level it used to tariffs arenít going to help the working and middle class
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Old 12-02-2018, 03:11 PM
 
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You need more jobs for the working and middle class. Can't keep outsourcing manufacturing or service jobs.

Need more tariffs and stopping illegal immigration.
Digital age, manufacture widgets and apps... Blue collar work of the 21st century.
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Old 12-02-2018, 06:41 PM
 
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the factory worker has gone the way of the farmer . even if we manufacture here , very few low skilled workers are needed anymore . without unions artificially propping up job pay and benefits more then the markets value them , pay on that level will be low as well
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Old 12-04-2018, 09:09 PM
 
Location: California
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$30K isn't bad if you can grow from there. It's also a good part time salary. I don't think a simple statement like this can be interpreted in a specific way.
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Old 12-06-2018, 08:48 AM
 
Location: East Coast of the United States
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We are doing great!!!
Only 34% of Americans have bachelors degrees. A high school diploma is no longer good enough to get a well-paying job.

It hasn't been for decades.
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Old 12-06-2018, 09:16 AM
 
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there are still excellent paying jobs in sales where no degree is needed . but you need the qualities that make a good salesman . the product education part is easy .
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Old 12-06-2018, 02:39 PM
 
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Some tech degrees pay more than a bachelors degree. The key is to make yourself employable, not just educated. I have a bachelors degree, but a physical therapy assistant makes much more money than me.
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