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  •  Yeah, I was shocked to find out the other day that (1+ / 0-)
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    Alexandra Lynch

    I make two and a half times what a Mexican policeman makes, and yet I have to scrape by with every centavo.  

    (Part of this must be the living alone model vs the living in an extended family model, but still!)

    •  I am figuring that there's gotta be a black market (0+ / 0-)

      that they are profiting from, as well. If not bribes or drugs, then second jobs off the books, etc.

      I look around my town and I cannot for the life of me figure out where the money comes from. Lots of Mercedes, lots of people with "no visible means of support"…

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