Uh, median household income is $67,348, if you put away 10% (bare minimum) then at 72 you will have ~$1.2M in constant dollars, even pushing retirement down to 67 you still have ~$800k. If you're working off some kind of definition other than median I'm not sure how you can argue that position publicly without giving your own definition.
serve : v to rule "I'd like to thank Senator Linepockets for his many decades serving us."
Of course, the tradition has it he'll trick you and the gold will turn to worthless bitcoins after you've let him go.
sneaky Japanese leprechauns!
It's amazing you have to prove you are actually harmed by NSA spying to get standing, when our core concept in creating a government is the assumption government is up to no good and will abuse power.
Your concern is that those who are literally millionaires are not getting a fair deal? There is some serious inflation going on in your notion of "middle"
Uh, a $200k home and $800k IRA is pretty much the definition of a middle class person who didn't screw up his finances. I'm pretty solidly middle class and in my mid 30's I have $50k in home equity and a bit over $100k in my IRA, by the time I retire I should have $150k in home equity (in today's dollars) and around $1.2-$1.5m in my IRA (again in today's dollars). If you're not targeting similar levels of capital at retirement you're going to either be working well past your planned retirement age or
Took him a month to deny it?
Makes one wonder.
Officially, sure. But I've read some articles in the past like 1-2 weeks ago where he said he denied it when asked.
He was probably hoping that denying it that much would be enough for the paper to admit it made a mistake, but now has to make a formal denial. Besides, a formal denial probably needs to go through a lawyer first of something just to make sure everything you're saying is kosher.
"Morally"? No dictatorship has any moral validity. It is no more self-determination than a stadium of people held hostage by terrorists are practicing self-determination.
Free people have every moral right to free people who are held hostage. Whether to do so is a practical problem, not a moral one.
Depending on this executive compensation, this level of life insurance may not be excessive. Larry Ellison is pay about $100 million, so this is only twice compensation. Life insurance is often available to a few times of income, so twice is not excessive.
We also cut funding for Gifted and Talented programs because we don't like to pay taxes, even though our tax rates are some of the lowest in the developed world. Instead we listen to people blather on about privatizing public schools, school voucher programs, increasing charter schools, etc.
It would certainly raise my eyebrows to hear the American people throw their full support behind public schools, which have been derided for decades as virtual slums of education. Stupid is as stupid funds.
I see the Putin Propaganda Machine is in full-Stalin mode.
That ls probably a REALLY good point. The eBay sniper number theory.
Many NFL players graduated (or were grading there, if they left school early) at the top of their classes-- especially the linemen. Yes, the linemen are often the most intelligent.
Try watching an analyst on the NFL network draw out a play some time. Now think about having a dozen other plays out of that same formation, and a half-dozen other formations each representing a dozen plays, and tell me you don't have to have at least average intelligence.
The ones who WERE pushed through school don't make it in the NFL, and sometimes don't even make it in the NCAA.
Stereotypes are bad.