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bdab1973 Donating Member (597 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-20-09 06:55 PM
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24. Get real...
I make around $92K a year, I have two kids I support. I own a 2004 minivan and live in an apartment. I don't fly to exotic vacation destinations, own a boat, RV or any of those other things you speak of. I'm doing well to be able to go visit my parents twice a year with my kids. I really don't get where the hell you're getting these ideas from.
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  -Lockheed lays off 130; more cuts likely OhioChick  May-20-09 08:35 AM   #0 
  - Excuse me if I don't give a fuck if war profiteering corporations go belly up.  L0oniX   May-20-09 08:47 AM   #1 
  - You can not care about the corps., but you should show...  brendan120678   May-20-09 09:16 AM   #2 
  - There have been over 500,000 people laid off every month. What's another few hundred or even...  L0oniX   May-20-09 09:39 AM   #3 
     - Most of those people aren't rich  bdab1973   May-20-09 09:44 AM   #4 
     - Try making 20k a year and see who you think is rich.  L0oniX   May-20-09 10:06 AM   #9 
     - Depends in what part you work.  Jennicut   May-20-09 10:13 AM   #13 
     - I've been there before...  bdab1973   May-20-09 10:23 AM   #14 
     - Most of those people aren't rich. Nearly all the dads in my subdivision  EFerrari   May-20-09 02:02 PM   #17 
        - IMO if you personally make $50k or more a year in Florida you are rich.  L0oniX   May-20-09 04:39 PM   #19 
           - Then that means that most people in the US are "rich"  bdab1973   May-20-09 05:59 PM   #20 
           - If I made 50k a year I could save $30000 a year for retirement and that's a fact.  L0oniX   May-20-09 06:52 PM   #23 
              - You aren't realistic  bdab1973   May-20-09 06:57 PM   #25 
                 - Richer than me. My van is 10 years old. I have no kids and my wife works too.  L0oniX   May-20-09 07:11 PM   #28 
           - $50K in Florida and you are rich?  RebelOne   May-20-09 06:24 PM   #21 
              - Most people who make more than me spend more too.  L0oniX   May-20-09 06:52 PM   #22 
                 - Get real...  bdab1973   May-20-09 06:55 PM   #24 
                    - I don't have kids and never will. My van is 10 years old. I can't afford health insurance ...  L0oniX   May-20-09 07:18 PM   #29 
     - Lockheed does much more than just "weapons." n/t  brendan120678   May-20-09 10:12 AM   #12 
        - A friend of mine works in the space division designing parts for space exploration  neverforget   May-20-09 02:00 PM   #16 
           - Don't kid yourself. Space exploration is part of the military.  Critters2   May-20-09 07:02 PM   #26 
              - And so was the internet.  neverforget   May-20-09 09:51 PM   #30 
  - I feel the same way. nt  Critters2   May-20-09 07:03 PM   #27 
  - Pratt and Whitney is going to have major layoffs as well. I have some family working there.  Jennicut   May-20-09 09:46 AM   #5 
  - P&W doesn't just make stuff for the military  bdab1973   May-20-09 09:48 AM   #6 
     - True. My husband's step father is an engineer there and incredibly intelligent.  Jennicut   May-20-09 10:01 AM   #8 
     - Bull shit! My x-wife worked for Excel who tested P&W engine parts that were used for F111's...  L0oniX   May-20-09 10:08 AM   #10 
        - Its both. They make engines for the military and for civil aircraft.  Jennicut   May-20-09 10:10 AM   #11 
        - Calm down skippy...I said they didn't make stuff exclusively for the military...  bdab1973   May-20-09 10:28 AM   #15 
  - but but ... don't they work for us?  ShortnFiery   May-20-09 09:56 AM   #7 
  - Defense spending had to contract eventually  high density   May-20-09 02:07 PM   #18 

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