$34,000 Is Part of the 1% Wealthiest...


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$34,000 Is Part of the 1% Wealthiest...
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...According to the Koch Brothers anyway: Charles Koch Foundation: An Income Of $34,000 Puts You In The Wealthiest 1 Percent (VIDEO)

Quote:If you earn $34,000, that puts you in the wealthiest 1 percent of the world, according to the Charles Koch Foundation.

That's one of many assertions made in a new ad that attempts to undermine government policies that protect low- and middle-income Americans.

Can't make this stuff up.Pinch
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It's probably true but totally irrelevant to an American's place in the United States.
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Farnsworth: "Who knows? Probably some hogwash about the human spirit."
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(07-18-2013, 03:50 PM)Gaven Scott Wrote: It's probably true but totally irrelevant to an American's place in the United States.

I agree, $34,000 can buy you a palace in Rwanda but can barely get you an apartment in the US.
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Trip: I can't believe you told me that.
T'Pol: You accused me of being old.
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I don't think the Koch brothers are living in the real working man's world anymore. They simply don't understand what the majority of the US population go through every day.

The phrase "Let them eat cake" comes to mind...
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What the hell? Do they not take into account income compared to the cost of living?
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(07-25-2013, 09:57 PM)unlimitedstars123 Wrote: What the hell? Do they not take into account income compared to the cost of living?

You're right. Poverty is relative to the cost of living. If you measure everything in US Dollars, a 1,000 dollars per month can get you far in Malaysia or India but certainly not in the US, Canada or Western Europe.
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What? This isn't the rest of the world. It's a meaningless stat. That's the really insulting part about it.
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