'scraping by' on $400,000 a year

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    Will the woman be voting for romney?
     
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    We know Michelle won't!

    Ever live in New York? My wife got a job offer there, $20 an hour. Of course she turned it down because that's not nearly enough to live on.

    Everywhere you drive seems like there's a f*ckin' toll. Why are there tolls when the f*ckin' roads are already paid for and maintained with taxes?

    And why must parents spend so much money for Private Schools? Because the Public Schools are sh*t!
     
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    Good grief, we make, what? 1/8th of that, and we are supporting two special needs kids and my father in law. We don't get help from the state or anybody else. She's living on more per year than what we have saved for retirement and we've been saving for over 30 years.

    Note: Once my kids became adults they did start getting disability and medicaid. We had no such help while they were growing up. My oldest son's disability is $445 a month. Of course, at 28, he still lives at home you can't get an apartment around here for less than $700 a month and that doesn't include utilities. My youngest and lowest functioning has finally been placed, but only after I threatened suicide. Heck the cops showed up to get me and I hugged them. Then told them they couldn't take me unless they also took my low functioning son as he couldn't be left alone. Guess what? They left both of us. Seems they have no problem taking the psychotic mom, but not if they have to take the low functioning son also. The state would not provide 24/7 help for Andrew in our home so now they are paying for an apartment and all the utilities as well as 24/7 care. Plus, NOW they provide him with a physical therapist, a psychiatrist, a behavioral specialist and all those things they said we didn't qualify for when he was home. Why is the state so stupid? You'd think they'd want to save the taxpayers money whenever possible.
     
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    Man, I would love to barely get by on $400,000 lol.
     
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    Around here people who can't afford private school tuition and don't want to rely on the public schools to educate their children, home-school. Most of them do a great job of it too. Unfortunately, our high-school is taking credit for most of those home-schooled kids. Seems there's a program where, if they qualify, they can jump start college and get two years at the local community college paid for by our high-school. Almost every one of the home-schoolers take advantage of that. Since they do take advantage of that, the local school district includes them in their numbers of graduates even though, except for paying for those 2 years of community college, the school district has done nothing for those home-schoolers.
     
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    Or Michelle Obama's when she bitched that she could barely afford spending 10 grand a year on dance lessons and much more if she counted summer camp.

    Some people in the US don't even make 10 grand a year.

    Michelle&#8217;s Struggle - Byron York - National Review Online
     
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    This woman is the perfect example of what is fucked up in this country.
     

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