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Tue Nov 13, 2012, 10:13 PM

So, making $250,000 means you're poor? [View all]

A lot of my conservative friends keep repeating that there shouldn't be tax increases on people making over $250,000 because they claim that it's "not much money at all." There is a post that just popped up in my feed from a friend who said that making $250,000 means "you're just getting by in this world."

Now, I will admit that I have no clue what I'm talking about when I say $250,000 seems like a lot of money. My frame of reference comes from my family. With my family of four, we have never made it above $24,000 a year, though we live at poverty level now and have stacks of medical bills. So, $250,000 is "rich" to me. I just wonder why so many say that amount is "barely anything."

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