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    Re: What does it cost you to live per day?

    Quote Originally Posted by DVSentinel View Post
    The world is pretty much like it was when I was 15. The economy on the edge, doing poorly with a worthless piece-of-**** in the white house. Ok, so today, it's a bit better, the Reps control the house unlike the congress we had under Carter.
    Getting a job is not the same thing as giving high fives because your favorite party was elected. They actually have nothing to do with each other.

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    Re: What does it cost you to live per day?

    Quote Originally Posted by AliHajiSheik View Post
    But do those same millions of people live without paying taxes of any kind?
    I'm sure a lot of them do. They probably pay a miniscule amount of sales tax.

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    Re: What does it cost you to live per day?

    Quote Originally Posted by mike2810 View Post
    You are free to move from the USA.
    In your comparison of some living on $2/day, what does a dollar buy in those countries?

    What is your point of your post?
    My point has remained consistent. A person needs water, air and food to live. Yes. You can buy sufficient air, water and food for $2 a day in order to survive in the United States. You don't have to eat the 3,700 calorie diet suggested by the USDA food pyramid in order to live. This is a myth and most rational people know that the Milk Lobby invented the food pyramid.

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    Re: What does it cost you to live per day?

    Quote Originally Posted by GottaGo View Post
    My point was more along the lines of what someone (by percentage of income) is willing to spend to live in a certain area. The cost of 'living' in a certain area can eat up your income rather quickly if you don't look at it realistically based on percentages.

    I wasn't so much debating with you, as suggesting an alternate method of considering what one's 'cost of living' really is.
    To remain in good standing with the local taxing authority is not a necessity for survival. The question was, "How much does it cost you to live per day?"

    The key word is live. This does not include complying with the law, maintaining an acceptable American lifestyle, feeling good about yourself as a citizen, feeling good about your financial savvy to plan for the future or any other non-tangible necessity.

    Basic survival is very barbaric and brutal. Fortunately. Very few Americans have even had to consider surviving in the most basic conditions. This is different for the majority of humans living today. 50% of the world population lives on less than $2 per day.

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    Re: What does it cost you to live per day?

    Quote Originally Posted by vasuderatorrent View Post
    To remain in good standing with the local taxing authority is not a necessity for survival. The question was, "How much does it cost you to live per day?"

    The key word is live. This does not include complying with the law, maintaining an acceptable American lifestyle, feeling good about yourself as a citizen, feeling good about your financial savvy to plan for the future or any other non-tangible necessity.

    Basic survival is very barbaric and brutal. Fortunately. Very few Americans have even had to consider surviving in the most basic conditions. This is different for the majority of humans living today. 50% of the world population lives on less than $2 per day.
    I was applying it to the average American citizen... and even the poorest American lives better then most if third world nations.

    Part of the problem with Americans is they tend to live above or at what their income can realistically support, rather then being comfortable below what their income can support.
    Building block or stumbling block.... choose.

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    Re: What does it cost you to live per day?

    Quote Originally Posted by DVSentinel View Post
    LOL, you actually took that as a serious comment?

    Sure, I'll hire him, just tell me where I'm supposed to get the $100,000 per year with an annual taxable income of around $26,000 per year.
    I couldn't tell whether or not to take his comment seriously or not either. I would like to keep more of what I bring in too, but there is no way that I can test drive, diagnose, repair, bill, order parts, build estimates and answer the phones all by myself. There would be no income because nothing would get finished. My office manager is awesome and worth every penny she costs me. Notice I didn't say every penny she makes, there is a considerable different between what she costs me and what she makes. Right now I have a temp in my office because my manager (she is 61) is undergoing treatment for lung cancer. I could not simply replace her when she was diagnosed back in December. Under the Family Medical Leave act I am required by law to give her the position back if she wants it and can do it within 12 weeks. That 12 weeks ends Friday. As luck would have it she gets her follow up CT scan Thursday. She intends to come back, and if she is able (been praying HARD) the job is hers. But in the mean time I have scheduled an interview for 2 weeks from now with someone else. It seems many who demand more pay and better benefits are unaware of what employers have to consider. March 5th marks 7 years in business for me. Last year was the first that I made more than any of my employees, and not by much. Within a couple of years when this venture really starts paying off for me I will be labeled as a rich, greedy business owner and these same people will be calling for the government to take all I have.

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    Re: What does it cost you to live per day?

    Quote Originally Posted by vasuderatorrent View Post
    My point has remained consistent. A person needs water, air and food to live. Yes. You can buy sufficient air, water and food for $2 a day in order to survive in the United States. You don't have to eat the 3,700 calorie diet suggested by the USDA food pyramid in order to live. This is a myth and most rational people know that the Milk Lobby invented the food pyramid.
    So do you live on $2/day?
    Do you receive any govt assistance in doing so?

    I and many people I know do not pay attention to the govt "food pyramid".

    I make/earn what I earn. I live the way I want to within my means.

    As far as calories per day diet. Depends on the work you do.

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    Re: What does it cost you to live per day?

    Quote Originally Posted by vasuderatorrent View Post
    I'm sure a lot of them do. They probably pay a miniscule amount of sales tax.
    How judgmental of you, I'm sure it isn't a minuscule amount to them. I also believe that you could factor a certain amount of graft and corruption into the cost even beyond sales tax.

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    Re: What does it cost you to live per day?

    Quote Originally Posted by mike2810 View Post
    So do you live on $2/day?
    It's very likely. The water from my facet cost half a cent per gallon. I'm not sure what the feed I eat cost. I would assume that 75% of the food I eat is not necessary for survival. The air I breathe is free.

    The rest of what I consume is excess. Yes, my income is higher than $730 but I live a luxurious life as do all Americans.

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    Re: What does it cost you to live per day?

    Quote Originally Posted by AliHajiSheik View Post
    How judgmental of you, I'm sure it isn't a minuscule amount to them. I also believe that you could factor a certain amount of graft and corruption into the cost even beyond sales tax.
    I don't know what the sales tax rate is in other countries. In my location sales tax is 7%. If you spend two dollars per day that would equate to $51.10 per year. I doubt even the poorest human could reasonably argue that $51.10 is excessive.

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