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Under 35k - Low Class
36k - 70k - Middle Class
70k - 150k - Upper Class
Come back and talk to me when you work 2 jobs in college to pay the bills and to avoid having to take out loans. I am sorry that you were not intelligent enough to get MERIT BASED aid in school.
Originally posted by LightinDarkness
reply to post by Rockpuck
You are right, that was me typing quickly. As someone else pointed out, class is much better measured by networth. But I think you would agree that 99,000 per year is not middle class and $250,000 per year is certainly not "upper middle class."
Much of annual income is dependent upon where you live. In Washington DC, 35k a year is poverty. In rural South Carolina, its middle class.
I have worked since I was fourteen. My intelligence level has been proven to be quite high in testing, however this does not equate to opportunity in the real world.
So where is all this opportunity you keep talking about? I work hard. Where's my reward? Maybe I'll come get it from you.
Ah if only perceived intelligence could be converted into your paygrade. Sadly its more along the lines of "where your daddy sent you to school" that decides this, so a dumbass who jerked off his way through ivy league can get a job making three digits more then some one who had to scrap everything together, albeit far more intelligent, just handed the wrong cards.