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Posted: 1/16/2006 6:03:57 PM EDT
You are in the top 1% of the world's income bracket.

Some preacher told me that last Sunday.
Link Posted: 1/16/2006 6:04:54 PM EDT
That's because we have brains...
Link Posted: 1/16/2006 6:06:32 PM EDT
Yeah right! I'm rich!

I wish.
Link Posted: 1/16/2006 6:06:39 PM EDT
I believe it.



Having seen how the other 99% lives.
Link Posted: 1/16/2006 6:06:43 PM EDT

Originally Posted By WMW:
You are in the top 1% of the world's income bracket.

Some preacher told me that last Sunday.



And the poor people in america would be rich elsewhere in the world.

Link Posted: 1/16/2006 6:07:07 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/16/2006 6:08:30 PM EDT by the_great_snag]
OMFG...

I'm rich and i didn't even know it!

EDIT: Probably because I screwed over all those po' folks on welfare.

By getting loans and paying for my own education, and then working hard to get a good job...

God I'm a slimy bastard...
Link Posted: 1/16/2006 6:08:24 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/16/2006 6:10:43 PM EDT by JaredB]
My 2005 entitlements were $48660.71. I am a E-5 in the Navy. I highly doubt I am in the top 1%.
Link Posted: 1/16/2006 6:12:34 PM EDT
You believe everything a preacher tells you?
Link Posted: 1/16/2006 6:32:14 PM EDT

Originally Posted By ZW17:
Yeah right! I'm rich!

I wish.



Everything's relative. Do you have running water? Electricity? A phone? A car? Do you miss many meals?

In the US, our poor are well off by the standards of many countries.
Link Posted: 1/16/2006 6:34:18 PM EDT

Originally Posted By tommytrauma:

Originally Posted By ZW17:
Yeah right! I'm rich!

I wish.



Everything's relative. Do you have running water? Electricity? A phone? A car? Do you miss many meals?

In the US, our poor are well off by the standards of many countries.



Well said.


-K
Link Posted: 1/16/2006 6:34:43 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/16/2006 6:36:06 PM EDT by Roadhawk]
That doesn't sound right.
Link Posted: 1/16/2006 6:35:39 PM EDT
Link Posted: 1/16/2006 6:35:41 PM EDT
You're poor in America if you don't have cable, a big screen TV and only one car. Or so the libs would have you to believe.
Link Posted: 1/16/2006 6:41:19 PM EDT
You are poor on ARFCOM if you don't have an AR.

I'm poor

...Mini-14 poor.
Link Posted: 1/16/2006 6:45:39 PM EDT

Originally Posted By LonePathfinder:
You are poor on ARFCOM if you don't have an AR.

I'm poor

...Mini-14 poor.



I'm poor!
Link Posted: 1/16/2006 6:46:08 PM EDT

Originally Posted By LonePathfinder:
You are poor on ARFCOM if you don't have an AR.

I'm poor

...Mini-14 poor.



Brother, I'm here to tell you there is hope! I too was once a poor ruger waif, but I persevered, and discovered Rock River sucess! You too can discover the glory of black. Don't dispair.
Link Posted: 1/16/2006 6:46:28 PM EDT
Well, the average per capita income in Sierra Leone is somewhere around five hundred US dollars a year...

But I'd say it's closer to the top 10%, given Switzerland, Austria, France, Germany, U.K., etc.
Link Posted: 1/16/2006 6:50:22 PM EDT

Originally Posted By MagKnightX:
Well, the average per capita income in Sierra Leone is somewhere around five hundred US dollars a year...

But I'd say it's closer to the top 10%, given Switzerland, Austria, France, Germany, U.K., etc.



I dunno. Depending on what stats you believe, the average income in China is anywhere from 400 bucks to 13,000 bucks. They make up ~20% of the world population. That's going to bring the average down pretty sharply.
Link Posted: 1/16/2006 6:52:36 PM EDT
wow..

thanks didnt know i was rich,,

Link Posted: 1/16/2006 6:53:44 PM EDT
Link Posted: 1/16/2006 6:55:20 PM EDT

Originally Posted By tommytrauma:

Originally Posted By LonePathfinder:
You are poor on ARFCOM if you don't have an AR.

I'm poor

...Mini-14 poor.



Brother, I'm here to tell you there is hope! I too was once a poor ruger waif, but I persevered, and discovered Rock River sucess! You too can discover the glory of black. Don't dispair.



Hahaha - Preach on Brother Tommy!
Link Posted: 1/16/2006 6:55:56 PM EDT
maybe the top 1% in 1962
Link Posted: 1/16/2006 6:57:23 PM EDT
DAMN KIDS TODAY!!!![shaking'uncontrolabaly] They're all spoiled!!!!!
Link Posted: 1/16/2006 6:57:36 PM EDT

Originally Posted By LonePathfinder:
You are poor on ARFCOM if you don't have an AR.

I'm poor

...Mini-14 poor.



I'm so sorry.
Link Posted: 1/16/2006 7:02:17 PM EDT

Originally Posted By tommytrauma:

Originally Posted By ZW17:
Yeah right! I'm rich!

I wish.



Everything's relative. Do you have running water? Electricity? A phone? A car? Do you miss many meals?

In the US, our poor are well off by the standards of many countries.



If you also notice that poor in America are fat and elsewhere theya re skinny.
Here mst overweight folks are in the lower income brackets. I also jst noticed that there are no fat kids in the school I for for. Its a private school that costs aound $13k a semester. When I go the the public school system to get my kids. I see fat kids everywhere.
Link Posted: 1/16/2006 7:13:13 PM EDT
$47,500.00. Gross or net?

___________________________



Link Posted: 1/16/2006 7:15:14 PM EDT
Yeah, but what about the states we live in? That much is the bare minimum to make it alive in NY. I would say 60k before taxes is enough or barely.
Link Posted: 1/16/2006 7:21:47 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/16/2006 7:27:20 PM EDT by DvlDog]
if you dont believe this then you havent been anywhere more exotic than the podunk county fair. its not that hard to believe if you consider the global population and that the most populous country in the world lives under a communist entitlement system. most of latin america raises a family for a year on what a middle class american brings home in a month. only in america does the poorest class of people have a cellphone, car's and HUD houses.
Link Posted: 1/16/2006 7:22:41 PM EDT

Originally Posted By DvlDog:
if you dont believe this then you havent been anywhere more exotic than the podunk county fair. its not that hard to believe if you consider the global populationand that the most populous country in the world lives under a communist entitlement system.




I dont believe it and I've been to some pretty ratty parts of the world
Link Posted: 1/16/2006 7:26:42 PM EDT
have you considered just how big the world is, and how many people are in it?
Link Posted: 1/16/2006 7:48:33 PM EDT
Dang it I am about 3 1911's poor and at least one M1A1 poor
Link Posted: 1/16/2006 7:50:25 PM EDT
I believe it. I actually figured it would be lower than that, considering the population of africa, south america, and china/india
Link Posted: 1/16/2006 7:51:49 PM EDT
North and South America make up about 7% of the worlds population (est. 2002)
Link Posted: 1/16/2006 7:55:34 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/16/2006 8:03:21 PM EDT by DK-Prof]
I'm dumb
Link Posted: 1/16/2006 8:00:12 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/16/2006 8:03:35 PM EDT by DK-Prof]
I'm really dumb
Link Posted: 1/16/2006 8:02:24 PM EDT

Originally Posted By DK-Prof:
As far as I can tell from a quick search, the U.S. census says that you have to make over $150,000 to even be in the top 5%, so I call B.S.

www.census.gov/hhes/income/histinc/h01.html ... assuming I read the table right.

The IRS has a LOT of data publicily available, and a brief look at that suggested that the top 1% breaks around $300,000 (but I dind't look at it closely, so that could be wrong).

Original post is about world's income bracket, not US
Link Posted: 1/16/2006 8:03:07 PM EDT

Originally Posted By -Absolut-:

Originally Posted By DK-Prof:
As far as I can tell from a quick search, the U.S. census says that you have to make over $150,000 to even be in the top 5%, so I call B.S.

www.census.gov/hhes/income/histinc/h01.html ... assuming I read the table right.

The IRS has a LOT of data publicily available, and a brief look at that suggested that the top 1% breaks around $300,000 (but I dind't look at it closely, so that could be wrong).

Original post is about world's income bracket, not US




In that case I am completely retarded, and should learn to read better
Link Posted: 1/16/2006 8:03:52 PM EDT

Originally Posted By DK-Prof:

Originally Posted By -Absolut-:

Originally Posted By DK-Prof:
As far as I can tell from a quick search, the U.S. census says that you have to make over $150,000 to even be in the top 5%, so I call B.S.

www.census.gov/hhes/income/histinc/h01.html ... assuming I read the table right.

The IRS has a LOT of data publicily available, and a brief look at that suggested that the top 1% breaks around $300,000 (but I dind't look at it closely, so that could be wrong).

Original post is about world's income bracket, not US




In that case I am completely retarded, and should learn to read better


A lot of college profs share your problem
Link Posted: 1/16/2006 8:04:44 PM EDT

Originally Posted By -Absolut-:

Originally Posted By DK-Prof:

Originally Posted By -Absolut-:

Originally Posted By DK-Prof:
As far as I can tell from a quick search, the U.S. census says that you have to make over $150,000 to even be in the top 5%, so I call B.S.

www.census.gov/hhes/income/histinc/h01.html ... assuming I read the table right.

The IRS has a LOT of data publicily available, and a brief look at that suggested that the top 1% breaks around $300,000 (but I dind't look at it closely, so that could be wrong).

Original post is about world's income bracket, not US




In that case I am completely retarded, and should learn to read better


A lot of college profs share your problem




Link Posted: 1/16/2006 8:08:34 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/16/2006 8:09:33 PM EDT by BillofRights]
Kind of a BS statistic, because $47,500 will buy you a hell of a lot more in Bangladesh than in CA.

Just the same, I would rather be homeless is CA, than Middleclass in Africa.
Link Posted: 1/16/2006 8:10:14 PM EDT
Poverty level now days.
Link Posted: 1/16/2006 8:14:13 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Paul:


Yippie ... tax me some more!



You have the proper global attitude. You will not need to be re-educated.

The rest of you...
Link Posted: 1/16/2006 8:38:32 PM EDT
We make more in the US, but it also costs a lot more to live here. The cost of living is much higher.
Link Posted: 1/16/2006 8:50:16 PM EDT

Originally Posted By ZW17:
Yeah right! I'm rich!

I wish.


+1
Link Posted: 1/16/2006 8:59:21 PM EDT

Originally Posted By WMW:
You are in the top 1% of the world's income bracket.





Goooo me!
Link Posted: 1/16/2006 9:04:09 PM EDT
So the top 1% is $47,501 or more?

That was close, I make $47,500 so I'm in the bottom 99%.

w00t!
Link Posted: 1/16/2006 9:08:42 PM EDT
There are banquet food servers at my work that made 70K last year.
Link Posted: 1/16/2006 10:37:46 PM EDT
If your source of economic information can explain "purchasing power parity" I will be shocked.
Link Posted: 1/16/2006 10:47:28 PM EDT
WOW...I make a third less than that....

BUT

The Constitution...

Land of the Free, Home of the Brave.....


I haven't had to turn in a freedom.....My guns


I can choose where I go for Medicine.....



The list goes on and on....

I HAVE FREEDOM......
Link Posted: 1/16/2006 10:59:36 PM EDT
I'm a dumbass
Link Posted: 1/16/2006 11:01:14 PM EDT
I've made about $6,800 in the past year.
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