Beright...i am glad you did. very interesting information.
I did just now. Very interesting.
everyone should take the time and check out the statistics for marietta as found on the city-data website. it offers an interesting insight into the fair city and its citizens.
No doubt but that is hardly wealthy imo
there are Many white collar jobs that pay over $100k year. You won't find them in Marietta.
Once one has the money to control the outcome, they are truly wealthy
Beright, just how would one do that? Starting a business is one way but the regulations taxes and govt mandates are not conducive to wealth, some do it but it's quite extrodinary when they do. With a progressive tax rate, one is punished with each step up the ladder so to speak
Stillhere: If you are making $80,000 or $60,000 a year in the middle class, what prevents you from making $500,000?
There are certainly no laws that prevent you from "making" more money and becoming "one of the rich".
The only sure way to get "stuck" in the middle class and not to move up to rich is to believe that joining a union is your path to greater riches.
Except for union bosses, no one I know whom I consider rich belongs to a union and is no longer a union member.
Stillhere...great point.. along with power, influence and the limited ability to not only see but control the future allows for much personal enrichment.
Notice how those "public servants" in government always seem to leave office filthy rich despite an income that cannot account for that wealth alone
Beright, There is a barrier between middle class and wealthy that is much higher then that the one from poor to middle class. Tax implications punish the collection of wealth with things like estate taxes and marginal tax rates. Seems one gets over the "hump" they can stay wealthy in perpetuity (think Kennedys)
What has kept you in the middle class and prevented you from moving yourself up?
The Center on Budget and Policy Priorities reported that wages for the highest 20 percent of earners rose by nearly 300 percent since 1979, while wages for the bottom and middle 20 percent increased only by 41 percent -- combined. Plotted on a graph, middle and working class wages have flatlined for 30 years. Roll all of these tragic figures into a slow growth recovery and here we are.
most of us in the middle class are screwed...
Boehner’s position that tax cuts add to the deficit apparently only applies to tax cuts for the middle class because it was only last month that Speaker Boehner supported a $440 billion tax cut for corporations. John Boehner is fond of referring to the House as the People’s House, but it clear that the people the Speaker is referring to aren’t working folks or middle class Americans.
Can you give me some specifics about what and when republicans screwed over the middle and poor classes about and how ?
John Boehner Screws Over The American People By Blocking A $2,000 Middle Class Tax Cut
January, 12th, 2015
And you righties didn't seem to worried about your " BOHEMOTH DEFICIT "when Bush was in office !
No , I'm referring to the republinuts strategy of total obstruction ! Google "republicans total obstruction" !You see that by obstructing everything put forth , they neglect all the things that need to be done , like highways and infrastructure !
If you are referring to government give aways and attempting to corral our ever menacing and looming BOHEMOTH DEFICIT then we can have a debate there.
What are you rambling about ? Can you give me some specifics about what and when republicans screwed over the middle and poor classes about and how ?
And TP , when your party gets together and comes up with a strategy that says to every poor and middle class American that they don't matter and that the republicans were more than willing to totally screw them over then NO , I haven't seen anything good come from your side !
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