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#1 Jan 03 2013 at 5:00 PM Rating: Decent
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Friar Bijou wrote:
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gbaji wrote:
Um... No. It's not. The low end of middle class means you have to buy a used Lexus instead of a new one, and you're house in the suburbs only has 2 bathrooms instead of 3. And you don't have a pool.

Are you kidding me? Massive excluded middle going on here.


Oh my god, can't stop breathing, laughing so hard... Smiley: lol
Holy @#%^ing sh*tballs, he did not just write that!!!!

*re-reads gbaji's post*

He DID!!!!


Am I missing something (other than the typo)? I assumed Cat was laughing at you.

According to lolwiki, lower middle class means:

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Taking into account the percentages provided in the six-class model by Gilbert, as well as the model of Thompson and Hickey, one can apply [[U.S. Census Bureau] statistics regarding income. According to these class models the lower middle class is located roughly between the 52nd and 84th percentile of society. In terms of personal income distribution in 2005, that would mean gross annual personal incomes from about $32,500 to $60,000.[21]

As 42% of all households, and the majority of those in the top 40%, had two income earners, household income figures would be significantly higher, ranging from roughly $50,000 to $100,000 annually.[13] In terms of educational attainment, 27% of persons had a Bachelor's degree or higher.


So yes. Low middle class typically does mean a house in the suburbs. Not in the rich neighborhoods, but we're not talking apartment in the slums by any means (again, there's a whole range in between you seem to be ignoring). And if we're looking at a married couple, they can quite easily afford a whole lot of nice things for themselves and their kids.


If you think lower middle class is that poor, then where does the working class fit in?
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