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View Diary: Piss-Poor Americans - 50% of Us Earn LESS than $26.5K a year - TRICKLE UP POVERTY (158 comments)

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  •  re: the Title (9+ / 0-)

    That's me!!! in fact I earn about 75% of the suggested amount in the title.  
    Re: another DK article lately, i am the son of distinctly middle class parents, what used to be called yuppies.  I am definitely downwardly mobile compared to them, despite an MS and working on my PhD.

    •  well, i am no longer in school but (7+ / 0-)

      definitely downardly mobile.  have been for a while.

      at 58, in this job market, it is hard to find a job I can physically do... especially given they don't offer health insurance at many.

      sigh.

      i am damn strong for my age, but the years are catching up, believe me.

      i am terrified to think about my future w/o social security (or SS I cannot live on) let alone a cut in future Medicare.  I would be oh so seriously screwed.

      866-338-1015 toll-free to Congress in D.C. USE it! You can tell how big a person is by what it takes to discourage them.

      by cany on Sat Sep 10, 2011 at 08:50:58 AM PDT

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