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  •  Well (9+ / 0-)

    as one of those with a household income in the $250,000 in an expensive part of the country, between massive student loans, other related debt, medical bills and two kids, I end up at the end of the month with no a lot left over or nothing.  I rent a pretty modest little house in a fabulous place.  Buying is out of the question.

    Still, I could afford to chip in an extra $3,500 to the common welfare.  I'd miss it.  

    Hay hombres que luchan un dia, y son buenos Hay otros que luchan un año, y son mejores Hay quienes luchan muchos años, y son muy buenos. Pero hay los que luchan toda la vida. Esos son los imprescendibles.

    by Mindful Nature on Fri Jan 18, 2013 at 08:04:59 AM PST

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    •  Not a criticism (4+ / 0-)

      I see you are mindful (heh) of what you have compared to many others even though you are not rolling in the dough...

      Why is it that we consider a good education, good housing, medical care and a safe, comfortable life for our children a privilege? Why does it cost nearly 5 times the median income to provide that?

      •  Excellent questions (3+ / 0-)

        You know, if capitalism were so great, then it would have provided a secure living for everyone.  A system that makes a handful of phenomenally rich guys without improving the lot of anyone else is actaully not really that successful, compared to say, feudalism.

        Hay hombres que luchan un dia, y son buenos Hay otros que luchan un año, y son mejores Hay quienes luchan muchos años, y son muy buenos. Pero hay los que luchan toda la vida. Esos son los imprescendibles.

        by Mindful Nature on Fri Jan 18, 2013 at 01:50:18 PM PST

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        •  My favorite Warren Buffett quote that (1+ / 0-)
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          captures the reality:

          If you are in the right place at the right time, the capitalist system is a beautiful thing.

          The irony is just sitting there for the savoring,

          Patriotism is supporting your country all the time, and your government when it deserves it - Samuel Clemens

          by tjlord on Fri Jan 18, 2013 at 03:43:28 PM PST

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    •  Move somewhere less expensive? (1+ / 0-)
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      •  home is home (1+ / 0-)
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        Besides, the kids mom is here, family is here.

        All told, I've got it pretty damn good,really

        Hay hombres que luchan un dia, y son buenos Hay otros que luchan un año, y son mejores Hay quienes luchan muchos años, y son muy buenos. Pero hay los que luchan toda la vida. Esos son los imprescendibles.

        by Mindful Nature on Fri Jan 18, 2013 at 01:49:08 PM PST

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