View Poll Results: What social class do you fall under?

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  • Capitalist class/wealthy

    10 10.99%
  • Upper middle

    30 32.97%
  • Lower middle

    26 28.57%
  • Working class

    16 17.58%
  • Lower class

    9 9.89%
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Thread: What class do you fall under and what is your political affiliation?

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    Re: What class do you fall under and what is your political affiliation?

    Quote Originally Posted by Viktyr Gehrig View Post
    Yeah, there really should be-- there's people who can afford to pay a tenth of their income, and people who can afford to live off a tenth of their income.

    I'm just saying... if your parents can afford to put three children through college on their own, they're wealthy.
    depends on where the kids go to college....if they live at home and go to state owned college, $5K a year per child is about what it costs in Utah. that is easily done by ordinary people, if they plan ahead...
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    Re: What class do you fall under and what is your political affiliation?

    Quote Originally Posted by JohnWOlin View Post
    First, refer to this image:

    http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedi...5/Class_US.svg

    I am democrat, voted for Obama, I fall under lower middle class smack dab in the middle of it making my situation better than roughly 54% of Americans.
    Is this one of those idiotic republicans are for the rich and democrats are for the poor idiotic polls despite the fact democrats are just as rich as republicans and toss the salad of businesses just as much as republicans do?
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    Re: What class do you fall under and what is your political affiliation?

    I started off in the lower class as a child and made it to upper-middle by earning graduate degrees in math and computer science. I'm a Republican for many reasons. From the perspective of logic, it makes no sense to have people vote on something they don't comprehend well. Just like how three kids would outvote their parents for pizza every day, many people vote to enjoy today without understanding the long-term consequences. Similarly, if you continually wipe a kid's butt for them then they'll grow to make the excuse that their arm isn't as long as mommy's or daddy's to have you keep wiping it for them. Based on the trek on I made, I don't have much respect for those who want to be babied. I'd be happy to go on, but I have to step away for an hour to tutor one of my students.
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    Re: What class do you fall under and what is your political affiliation?

    I put lower middle because I was fired earlier this month, and have decided to work for myself, instead. There is no income yet.

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    Re: What class do you fall under and what is your political affiliation?

    Capitalist class? Really?

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    Re: What class do you fall under and what is your political affiliation?

    Quote Originally Posted by Henrin View Post
    Capitalist class? Really?
    lol - YEAH, because the working class definitely doesn't fall into place in a capitalist society.
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    Re: What class do you fall under and what is your political affiliation?

    Working below poverty surviving only on my small checks and the money I had saved before the economic collapse. Voted for Gary Johnson.
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    Re: What class do you fall under and what is your political affiliation?

    Quote Originally Posted by iacardsfan View Post
    Working below poverty surviving only on my small checks and the money I had saved before the economic collapse. Voted for Gary Johnson.
    Amen - people keep voting for the big two as if they're going to change something - they aint gonna change jack ****.
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    Re: What class do you fall under and what is your political affiliation?

    Quote Originally Posted by Aunt Spiker View Post
    Amen - people keep voting for the big two as if they're going to change something - they aint gonna change jack ****.
    Exactly. I believe that anybody that thought Obama/Romney was the best choice was just simply not informed.
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    Re: What class do you fall under and what is your political affiliation?

    Okay, personal disclosure time.

    Currently I would be placed in the upper middle bracket, income- and education-wise. My wife and I are 28 years old, both have graduate degrees, licensed in our professions, both employed full time, own our home outright, share one 11-year old vehicle that we own, have $0.00 of debt total, have no children or pets at this time, collect our own water by gravity/cistern, primarily heat our home by wood stove, have 2.3 wooded acres across from the ocean, and our only utilities are electric, garbage and internet. Because of this somewhat rare situation we're in right now, in many ways we feel like we're upper class even though we do not earn the incomes that are nominally considered upper class nor have a lifestyle that in any way appears luxurious (our home is small and simple, car is old, etc.). We feel fortunate and thankful but we also very consciously chose this minimalist, debt-averse strategy and have deferred gratification of a lot of things to be able to get where we are. We also remind ourselves that, just as we have been fortunate, things could happen that would make us unfortunate, and so we try to think about and prepare for "turns for the worse" so as not to plunge too far into a victim mindset if that happens. A lot of our choices are rooted in a deep desire to be independent and to be able to earn less money without having to make major changes to our quality of life.

    My wife votes Democrat for President as a lesser of two evils because Republicans strike her as exceedingly stupid, corrupt and/or insincere, and I can't argue with that much. On the other hand she questions Democrats' spending and monetary policies. I have long been extremely disenchanted with both major parties at the federal level so I will either vote for a third party or not at all before I would vote for a presidential candidate I do not genuinely support. I have voted Republican at the state level in the past. As my lean indicates, I would be most accurately described as libertarian.
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