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Old 07-07-2011, 12:02 AM
Location: Tha 6th Bourough
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Originally Posted by marcopolo View Post
Many if not most people start out with little or nothing, and rise from there. The people who were poor in 1990 are not the same people as the ones who were poor in 2010, and the poor in 2030 will largely be different than the ones who were poor in 2010.
Not true in my case...when you've moved over 30 times in life and started out living in cars and have no family but your divorced parents and a brother who have no connections to people that can open doors then you're pretty much stuck..I went to college and got a degree in electronics, but now they tell me I need 2 years experience with that...people say intern, well due to my work schedule and watching my brother's children due to him almost dying from an accident I don't have time to intern, so I guess people like me are screwed when it comes to 'moving up' the totem pole...but to tell you the truth, I wouldn't have life any other way because I've learned a lot. Someday the doors will open if God wants them to for me, but if that doesn't happen he is always there and has always gave us a roof and food...so I am content with that, just kind of angry with people in this society who beleive 'you' are the one that's at fault if you are poor...Sometimes things happen in life and there are only so many positions in jobs so it's not as simple as you say here....but God bless anyways
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Old 07-07-2011, 04:27 PM
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Originally Posted by tropolis View Post
here are the groupings:

24,999 and under: poor
25,000-99,999: middle
100,000 +: upper

not combined income, single income.
Depends heavily on location. In New York you would have trouble finding a decent apartment for $10K a year. But in Detroit you could buy a house for that price.
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Old 07-07-2011, 04:41 PM
Location: Syracuse, New York
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I guess I'm okay with it. I'm on the internet rather than trying to earn more money!
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Old 07-07-2011, 04:47 PM
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Having money is obviously better than not having it. I've been broke on my ass and i've been flush. I'm neither happier nor sadder in either condition. I don't need much to live.

Prost (Cheers!) to perpetual happiness! I'm ok regardless of class i fall in.
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