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Originally posted by Helious
reply to post by newcovenant
I am not a Republican so you can just stop playing that card right now. The fed it self has estimated a complete recession at 99%.
Your perception of my intent couldn't be more wrong and just serves to prove my point in that there are way too many people who think there is an actual difference between Mitt and Obama. The country is already governed by socialism, that is not arguable, it is also governed by corporatism and lobbyist. Those are the forces that drive this country. Period.
????? Are you serious? You must be living in a high taxed township/county. It all depends on what kind of home you are referring to. Many states and counties have homes that range from 10K to 50K. Lets be realistic now. It may not be all fancy but it does house a small family with bedrooms, kitchen, living room, garage, basement and bathrooms.
Originally posted by ldyserenityIf you can afford a home mortgage on bartending they are paying you way too much...in fact in this day and age I don't think I have known a singel bartender or waitress that's had a house.Do you own the bar?
Jersey (east coast) and west coast real estate is definitely expensive. You should check out the real estate market in some of the hard hit areas which even during a prosperous economy, the home value is much much lower (ample of land not many people). Heck you can buy foreclosed properties in suburban Detroit for less than a grand (ofcourse in a crappy neighborhood) but its still a house which you can fix it on your own or pay for it. ATS had several threads on those as well
Originally posted by ldyserenity
reply to post by Helious
Yeah I known plenty servers/bartenders in NJ they pay $2.03/hr (when I applied) and they're lucky to take $250 home at the end of the week in one of the highest priced states on the planet. That's why I was wondering My friend worked three jobs just to pay her bills which didn't include mortgage because her family gave her her home, and they pay the taxes or did that was just for her electric/phone/water garbage etc bills...I'm moving to Chicago down here in Fl it's stil 2.45 and hour for server and the tips are emaciated (also know a person who serves here). That's why I asked but two incomes helps too. I would assume.