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  •  many people in this thread (2+ / 0-)
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    milkbone, sargoth

    claimed it is a fabulous sum that they could live on - where they currently live - of course, ignoring the cost of living in the regions where such jobs exist.

    "I'm sculpting now. Landscapes mostly." ~ Yogi Bear

    by eXtina on Tue Jul 05, 2011 at 05:12:59 PM PDT

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    •  Your closed mind is wrong. They're not ignoring (6+ / 0-)

      the cost of living where such jobs exist.  First, those jobs exist all across the country, not just in NYC and LA or similar areas.  I know quite a few people who earn significantly more than that and I live in a relatively low cost area.  My husband and I could be in that income range if we choose.  

      Second, they're pointing out to you the reality that many, many people live in NYC on substantially less money than that and are voicing their lack of sympathy for those who are earning that.

      You've spent a lot of time and energy twisting facts and words here to convince people they're being unrealistic.  However, it's your facts and claims that are unrealistic.

      "If you trust you are not critical; if you are critical you do not trust" by our own Dauphin

      by gustynpip on Tue Jul 05, 2011 at 05:31:53 PM PDT

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    •  I live in California (2+ / 0-)
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      and I could agree that half that is not living lavishly, but come on...250k is an assload of money.  I don't care if it is New York or San Francisco.  It is a lot of money.

      If you think education is expensive, wait until you see how much stupid costs

      by Sychotic1 on Tue Jul 05, 2011 at 09:02:49 PM PDT

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    •  Anybody earning $250,000 has the financial (2+ / 0-)
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      drewfromct, PsychoSavannah

      means and the freedom to literally move anywhere in the area where his job is without much more than the inconvenience of a 30-minute to one-hour commute--the same inconvenience, say, people living in the Antelope Valley have to work in LA for a substantial wage.

      Yes, to live in the high-rise penthouse a block down from Wall Street would be impossible on $250,000, but that doesn't mean a person earning $250,000 working on Wall Street has it tough.

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