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April 22, 2012, 12:00:54 PM
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$1,200 a month at 40 hours a week.

If I were to stop enjoying the company of my parents and go to my Airstream trailer on 2 acres of land with some chickens, would I suddenly turn into a victimized and oppressed liberal yelling for entitlements?

I am genuinely curious.


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April 22, 2012, 03:40:34 PM
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Assume you can no longer live with your parents (as if they kicked you out, moved to Ecuador, or something). Then do indeed go live in an Airstream trailer on two acres of land in the desert, complete with chickens pecking on the ground, and find out the answer to your question. Please report back.
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April 22, 2012, 04:58:00 PM
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Assume you can no longer live with your parents (as if they kicked you out, moved to Ecuador, or something). Then do indeed go live in an Airstream trailer on two acres of land in the desert, complete with chickens pecking on the ground, and find out the answer to your question. Please report back.

Yep. Just do the experiment.

I think the answer is no. It is actually not hard living on $1k /month as long as you have no debt, family, or emergency expenses to pay for. It is basically the college student life.
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April 22, 2012, 09:53:00 PM
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Oooh... an Airstream.  That's highfalutin'.

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April 23, 2012, 02:06:26 AM
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Do you live in Alaska?

General US poverty line for 1 person - $10,890 (for 2011, so probably $11,200 in 2012)
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Poverty_in_the_United_States

$1200/month = $14400 (or 28% over the poverty line)

The poverty line is of course way too low and illogically based (doesn't take into account rising cost of rent and healthcare) and it is hard to live at that level unless you are single, young, super-healthy, and very cheap.

Though I managed to fit those conditions and do fine for a couple years and live below the official poverty line.

What is horribly sad is that 22% or more of children are living below the official poverty line in the US.  In Norway I think it is more like 3% of the children.

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April 23, 2012, 02:43:14 AM
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The worldwide poverty line is set at $1.25/day. I'd say you are more than rich.

Now go lament yourself to the social security office, they are the right persons to help you.

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April 24, 2012, 04:01:52 AM
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If I were to stop enjoying the company of my parents and go to my Airstream trailer on 2 acres of land with some chickens, would I suddenly turn into a victimized and oppressed liberal yelling for entitlements?


I hope so. I can't believe proud Americans would let some hard-working patriot get his work completely devalued by a rigged free market.  Wink

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April 24, 2012, 04:51:17 AM
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$1,200 a month at 40 hours a week.

If I were to stop enjoying the company of my parents and go to my Airstream trailer on 2 acres of land with some chickens, would I suddenly turn into a victimized and oppressed liberal yelling for entitlements?

I am genuinely curious.


You genuinely need to suck off a shotgun.

Can't you get an employee discount on one? A simple single shot 12 gauge would do the trick fine, and if you used a blank it would still do the job and you might get your picture in the Journal of Forensic Medicine, right in the hilarious inflated clown heads section Grin



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July 22, 2014, 08:06:14 AM
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Most Americans will spend at least one year below the poverty line. However, poverty is something that many of us know is there, but were not even realizing how big of a problem it truly is. Unfortunately, a study published Tuesday by the United States Census Bureau shows that progressively Americans are losing their battle to remain profitable in an economic climate that neglects to recover. According to the report, there are more Americans living under the poverty line than ever in the 52-year history of the Census Bureau records.
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July 22, 2014, 08:26:30 AM
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At least you earn money, I'm having to build a business from scratch with my parents' money, okay, I won't say stop complaining like some ignorant fucktard who has a high paying job and owns a house but you should be able to save and invest a small portion of your income if you're helping out your parents.

Buy some altcoins or something at their super low prices or ride the Bitcoin wave if you aren't already.
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July 22, 2014, 09:37:30 AM
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$1,200 a month at 40 hours a week.

If I were to stop enjoying the company of my parents and go to my Airstream trailer on 2 acres of land with some chickens, would I suddenly turn into a victimized and oppressed liberal yelling for entitlements?

I am genuinely curious.



It's far more important what you can do with those 1200 in your area rather than the sum to understand if your poor or no.
I doubt that in the us the is no difference between how expensive is to live in one city compared to a small town.


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July 22, 2014, 02:25:42 PM
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$1,200 a month at 40 hours a week.

If I were to stop enjoying the company of my parents and go to my Airstream trailer on 2 acres of land with some chickens, would I suddenly turn into a victimized and oppressed liberal yelling for entitlements?

I am genuinely curious.



If you compare your financial situation with ''Third World'' countries, whith average salary less than 1 $ per week, you will find out that your salary is not bad at all.
Also, your living standard depends of your life habits, how you spend money, for what etc.
If you live in parent's home, don't spend to much you can live well, much better than more than 90 % of World population.

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