The point is that they are not sponges but are supporting with taxes those who are.
I put 85-100 because one of us is on commission. Housing is only 12k because we rent an apartment within walking and biking distance to work. I don't feel comfortable talking about this, but we also give at least 10% to church, charity, etc.
Exactly. I hate to come on here and complain, I just had to vent to somewhere. Unfortunately, I've had feelings of bitterness creep up on me lately. This is because I sit around and hear people nonchalantly mention that medicaid is paying for them to have a kid, or that they are "getting back" a tax refund that is 5 - 10 times more than they paid in. I see them sponging off the system while simultaneously sporting new ipones, ipads, LCD TVs, and a bunch of other crap that we could not afford, even if we wanted them. So the bitterness creeps up because government steals from me to give to them, which enables them to live better lifestyles than me.The point is that they are not sponges but are supporting with taxes those who are.
I know it's my own fault, for taking out student loans before I realized what a sham they are. I just needed to vent.
How much did you borrow in student loans? For what degree?
If you don't want to answer the second question, I understand.
Let's talk about these "better off" families. How much money do they SAVE each year? What kind of house do they live in?
What kind of food do they eat? Did they have the luxury of going to school and taking out a student loan that you did?
Do they have debts?
Be specific now, how much did you make last year, and the year before?
How much is taxed away? How much is paid to student loans?
What are your other expenses? Why can't you spend $1000 on a new computer? I find that VERY hard to believe, is your apartment costing you $2500 a month?
10% of net or gross? If you are paying 10% of 100k that's 10k. You should be calculating the 10% from what you have left over after taxes and student loans, so 5k would make a lot more sense. Or better yet, that 10% should be adjusted by what you pay in taxes, so actually the church should be paying you I think that the problem is that churches came up with these 10% rules before the income tax became a huge problem.
Hey Onlyrp, maybe read more than the first post. I can understand not doing so if the thread is dozens of pages long, but this one has like one dozen posts.
So you make choices, there is no reason you are getting less than the families making $20,000 a year. Even with all the benefits. I've heard these stories before, nothing is stopping you from taking a pay cut if you are so confident you can qualify for handouts and save money, be better off.