View Poll Results: Who would miss 5% of their pay check and what income bracket are you in?

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  • I think Upper class-$500,000 or above would miss 5% a year ($25,000 and above)

    7 29.17%
  • I think Upper-middle class($250,000 - $500,000) would miss 5% a year($12,500-$25,000)

    8 33.33%
  • I think Middle-middle class($125,000 - $250,000) would miss 5% a year ($6,250-$12,500)

    11 45.83%
  • I think lower-middle class-($50,000 - $125,000) would miss 5% a year($2,500-$6,250)

    12 50.00%
  • I think Lower class($0 - $50,000) would miss 5% a year ($0.00 - $2,500)

    16 66.67%
  • I or my household would be considered upper class income bracket

    0 0%
  • I or my household would be considered upper middle class income bracket

    5 20.83%
  • I or my household would be considered middle-middle class income bracket

    2 8.33%
  • I or my household would be considered lower middle class income bracket

    5 20.83%
  • I or my household would be considered lower class income bracket

    9 37.50%
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    Who would miss 5% of their pay check and what income bracket are you in?

    Who would miss 5% of their pay check and what income bracket are you (or your household) in? This is to correct the mistake made in the other poll I made,hopefully all the mistakes are corrected with this poll.

    This is a spin off from the other thread and a two part question. select any of the top five choices of who you think would miss 5% of their paycheck and select any one of the bottom five choices that applies to you or your household total.



    Who would miss 5% of their pay check



    I think Upper class-$500,000 or above would miss 5% a year ($25,000 and above) from their paycheck/income.
    I think Upper-middle class($250,000 - $500,000) would miss 5% a year($12,500-$25,000) from their paycheck/income.
    I think Middle-middle class($125,000 - $250,000) would miss 5% a year ($6,250-$12,500) from their paycheck/income.
    I think lower-middle class-($50,000 - $125,000) would miss 5% a year($2,500-$6,250) from their paycheck/income.
    I think Lower class($0 to $50,000) would miss 5% a year ($0.00-$2,500) from their paycheck/income.



    and what income bracket are you (or your household) in?

    I or my household would be considered upper class income bracket
    I or my household would be considered upper middle class income bracket
    I or my household would be considered middle-middle class income bracket
    I or my household would be considered lower middle class income bracket
    I or my household would be considered lower class income bracket



    I say anyone regardless of income made would miss 5% of their paycheck because 5% is still at least two hours worth of work a week(assuming you work only 40 hours a week) of your life that you are never going to get back.



    These numbers are based on this article. I realize that in different parts of the country the cost of living is higher. While in some parts of Oklahoma you can buy a decent home for around $20,000 while in NewYork city or California you could make $250,000 a year and still couldn't buy a decent home(from what I heard).

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    Re: Who would miss 5% of their pay check and what income bracket are you in?

    Income of 125,000 a year is now considered lower middle class?
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    Re: Who would miss 5% of their pay check and what income bracket are you in?

    i would not miss 5% of my income and would gladly give that and more if i new that it would be spent on the less fortunate and not put in the pockets of the bankers and politicians.

    so instead of taxes many people who feel as i do give to charities.
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    Re: Who would miss 5% of their pay check and what income bracket are you in?

    Quote Originally Posted by Gardener View Post
    Income of 125,000 a year is now considered lower middle class?
    Probably depends on what part of the country you are in. But does Uncle Sam take more or less out of your paycheck depending on what part of the country you are in? Would Uncle Sam take more out of someone in Oklahoma who made $125,000 than someone in New York City who made $125,000(is there member who does taxes for a living that could answer this with a definite yes or no)?
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    Re: Who would miss 5% of their pay check and what income bracket are you in?

    IN Oklahoma there are few people making $125,000 yearly, hence the cost to buy a home there is much lower. In NY city salaries are much higher, therefore real estate is also higher.

    It's all supply and demand. Apparently, Oklahoma isn't really a happening place like NY is.

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    Re: Who would miss 5% of their pay check and what income bracket are you in?

    Depends what the money will be used for.

    5% additional taxation to save me from 50% additional taxation in the future is a tiny, tiny, tiny price to pay.
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    Re: Who would miss 5% of their pay check and what income bracket are you in?

    I've never made a dime above $25,000 a year in my life-- and when I'm making more than ten bucks an hour I feel positively bourgeoisie.

    5% of my paycheck would never have made the difference between affording something important and skipping it. Never would have made the difference between getting a meal and skipping a day. Even when I was on Social Security, making $700 a month and spending $100 on the worst health insurance I've ever had (except for none at all), an extra $30 a month wouldn't have hurt me. What matters is what the tax money gets spent on.

    And don't even start whining to me about how rich folk are going to miss it more than I do. When you're defining "poor" as people making twice as much as I ever have in my life, I've got absolutely no sympathy for the victims in your story.

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    Re: Who would miss 5% of their pay check and what income bracket are you in?

    I would be considered lower-middle class apparently. I didn't vote on any of the choices, because I think it greatly depends on the family situation. Some lower-class people would be okay losing 5% because they're frugal. Some upper class people would miss it because they live outside their means and are barely making ends meet even with their large salaries. I think that the vast majority of people though, would be able to get by on 5% less money if necessary. They'd just cut back on a few non-necessary items.
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    Re: Who would miss 5% of their pay check and what income bracket are you in?

    Per your poll I'm considered lower income and I would miss .1% of my paycheck.

    It's my money that I earned not anyone else. It's nobodies place to decide to take it either.
    I am frugal to maximize the utility of my income, so someone taking advantage of my frugality by trying to guilt me into paying more taxes will only receive my anger.
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    Re: Who would miss 5% of their pay check and what income bracket are you in?

    Where did you get those numbers? $50,000 is lower class? $250,000 is middle-middle class?

    You must live in a very rich state. What is the average hourly wage over there?

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