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leveymg Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-09-11 10:56 PM
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33. $150,000 a year here buys a decent house, 2 reliable cars, college education for 2 kids, puts food
Edited on Fri Dec-09-11 11:02 PM by leveymg
on the table, one week at the beach, a paid-in pension, private health and dental insurance and little or nothing more without going deeply into debt. In other words, what used to be considered a normal American middle-class lifestyle with a salary, benes and a pension that is now only available to the top ten percent, or so.

By no means is $150,000 a year for two full-time wage earners anywhere near Petty Bourgeois territory - that starts at a quarter to half a mil a year and entails earnings off of the surplus labor of others - in other words, small business owners and day traders are Petty Bs, not two people with $75,000 a year salaries - that's peanuts, like two school teachers.

This is 2011, not 1951 or 1848, ferchizsakes.
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