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View Poll Results: What constitutes a "decent living?"
Ownership of 2500 sf house. 4.7 TVs. 3 new cars in the driveway. 2.5 kids in private school. 5 23.81%
Below plus: Ownership of home. Reasonable number of children (<=3). 8 38.10%
Basic sustinence: Basic shelter, enough food to not be hungry, sanitary living conditions. 5 23.81%
Nothing more than you are capable of producing for yourself. 3 14.29%
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What constitutes a "decent living?" - April 26, 2010, 11:11 AM

We keep coming back to this every time a "rich" vs "rest-of-us" thread is posted.

What do you think constitutes a decent living for a person with no special skills or education? What minimum standard of living should a person be entitled to? Should there be entitlements at all?


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April 26, 2010, 11:15 AM

I don't think there is a right or wrong answer to that question. I think it's subjective to each individual.


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April 26, 2010, 11:17 AM

That's a cop out. As a society, what should we decide is a minimal standard of living? I'm quite curious to hear the answer.


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April 26, 2010, 11:18 AM

rich vs. rest of us threads?


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April 26, 2010, 11:20 AM

Food, shelter, booze and people to drink it with.

It's amazing how we take this for granted.

I keep seeing these random ads on the teeVee about helping fight hunger in America and I'm like WTF??? for cereal? do you know how much food is wasted daily here? but it is a legal mess to make said wasted food (leftovers from restaurants etc) available to those who need it. Besides, food is cheap as f*ck in America!


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April 26, 2010, 11:20 AM

House in the burbs, a lawn to mow, wife with a nice badonk, fridge space for soem Bud Light. You can keep the private school....public school for my kids.
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April 26, 2010, 11:23 AM

No definition. Everyone's sense is going to be different because we all have varying levels of standards, education, acceptable minimum SOL's (Standard of Living), and general upbringing.

Not to mention, as you get older your SOLs are going be redefined.
10 Years ago, I was OK with living on $3,000 a month and scratching by.
Today, I wouldn't tolerate it.

Personally, there is no minimum. You are entitled to whatever you can earn, get out of a fair market, or negotiate with your employer.

If you're lazy, you have "earned" what you got. Nothing.
If you are working, clearly the minimum should be that which does not leave you to depend on government services for basic survival.



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i am poor and it really sux......


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April 26, 2010, 11:25 AM

Heist, I agree with you here, but I'm not asking about each person's feeling about what they are owed. I'm asking what standard of living you think you should subsidize for those below you.


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I do not believe in entitlement.

Hard Work and Education are the #1 and #2 key things, in that order, that dictate how comfortable a life you will live.

Those that live uncomfortable lives due to lack of Hard Work or Education are real world examples to future generations not abandon Hard Work and Education.


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I didn't include an option for 2 late-model race bikes, one ex-U-Haul box truck to transport them with, and a mom to provide housing. My bad.


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Hard Work and Education are the #1 and #2 key things, in that order, that dictate how comfortable a life you will live.

Those that live uncomfortable lives due to lack of Hard Work or Education are real world examples to future generations not abandon Hard Work and Education.

I try to limit the amount of comfort I experience. Don't wanna get too soft

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