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hfojvt Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-13-06 07:17 AM
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179. Did you mis-read what I wrote?
since I have savings, I make a certain amount of interest income, maybe $1000 this year. Not to mention that I put much of my savings into my house, paying it off in 4 years instead of 30 so I am making money from that savings by not having to pay interest on debt or to refinance my 5/1 ARM.

There's work, and then there's work. There's the work of moving stuff around and then there's the work of ordering other people to move stuff around or compiling statistics about how other people move stuff around. As I tried to say elsewhere in this thread, people who make $20/hr and up are 'skimming' in my eyes too. They do not work for that extra pay - they get it because of their power and position. They have a privileged position over the temp or the near minimum wage worker.

The thing about Sanders is that he has been paid $40 million plus in about 3 years. If he still 'has' to work, it is because he feels like living a lifestyle where he spends $600,000 a year. That does not put him in the same boat with me, since my lifetime earnings since graduating college in 1985 are about $150,000. Webb makes that in one year. I make that in 21 years, but hey, we are both in the same class because we both have to work.

Heck I am not even in the same class I used to be, compared to 1997 when I was working two jobs, 70+ hours, no days off, no benefits and income of $10,295. Whereas now I work one job half time with paid holidays, paid sick leave, paid vacation, half-price health insurance and income of $10,000. I moved out of the lower class into the lower middle class.
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