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The Wall Street Journal Doesn't Think Anyone Makes Under $100k a Year

9:16 am - 01/16/2013
"While the top 1 percent of taxpayers will bear the biggest burden, many other families, affluent and poor, will pay more as well," wrote Wall Street Journal reporter Laura Saunders in a story about the effect the "fiscal cliff" agreement would have on taxpayers.

However, a graphic that accompanied the story might help explain the conservative mindset about cutting taxes for the rich. Despite writing about the effect tax increases will have for the poor, apparently no one in their Wall Street Journal's world makes under $100,000 a year.

Think of the rich people!

I especially feel bad for the poor, single parent struggling to get by on the measly $260,000 she earns a year. After all, how's she going to afford paying an extra $280 a month in taxes when she's only bringing in $21,666 a month?

At least the retired couple that barely squeaks by with $180,000 a year of income in retirement won't have to pay more taxes (although, wearing a sweater tied around your neck like Carlton Banks is a requirement).

I would remind the editors of the Wall Street Journal that the median income in the United States is right around $50,000 a year, and less than 5 percent of households in the country earn more than $166,000 a year.


edit: oops, this was already posted with a different source.
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evilnel 16th-Jan-2013 02:30 pm (UTC)
Lol they should take a look at my tax return. I don't think they could draw a face sad enough for my paychecks if this is their idea of struggling (and I'm by no means the poorest person out there!). This is the dumbest thing I've seen in a long time.
miss_almost 16th-Jan-2013 04:09 pm (UTC)
lol @ "I don't think they could draw a face sad enough for my paychecks"

mte. if they put my annual income on there the picture would be of a person in a sobbing mess, probably in a gutter with some kind of alcohol in a brown bag.
deutscher_engel 16th-Jan-2013 02:56 pm (UTC)
When any of these hypothetical people have had to feed 2 people on $10/week then maybe I'll give a shit about their cartoon feels. Also Lol @ the Carlton Banks sweater.
ahzuri 16th-Jan-2013 03:04 pm (UTC)
LOLOL Right right. Me and my husband with our two incomes just barely come up over 40k a year so clearly we are doing something wrong even though we have jobs that pay above min wage.
lickety_split 16th-Jan-2013 03:11 pm (UTC)
Welp, now we know who Todd Henderson's been writing for since that flounce.
maladaptive 16th-Jan-2013 03:27 pm (UTC)
Seriously, I'm in a potentially rich field (law) and even the MEN average "$172,000" (average for female lawyers in my state is $80,000). I don't know where the numbers came from, because I know for sure I won't see that kind of money.

But if those are the averages in law-- and that includes big law with huge paychecks-- where the hell is this single mother working to make that kind of money? Because I guarantee you she's recently single.
intrikate88 16th-Jan-2013 03:17 pm (UTC)
Wow, a friend of a friend got a job at Deloitte making 90k and we thought she was doing well... apparently all of us single ladies are supposed to be making 230k? Well, fuck, where do I sign up for my 200k/year bonus?
ljs_lj 16th-Jan-2013 03:26 pm (UTC)
I particularly like how they threw in some ethnic diversity, as if to say, "Who, us? We're not a newspaper that caters to rich white men! Look, we have minorities!"
aviv_b 16th-Jan-2013 04:24 pm (UTC)
But note that the minority couple are the only one's whose taxes don't go up. I don't think that's an accident.
odette_river 16th-Jan-2013 03:37 pm (UTC)
lol, I looked at this and thought, Oh, maybe it's finally time to move back to the US and get a real job. ...Or maybe not.
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schmanda 16th-Jan-2013 06:21 pm (UTC)
furrygreen 16th-Jan-2013 03:48 pm (UTC)
Why is it the black couple making the least and why is the "single" woman Asian? Does anyone feel these "portraits" are racist (on top of everything else)?
beoweasel 16th-Jan-2013 03:56 pm (UTC)
And why is the black guy Carlton Banks?

Well, he did come from a wealthy family, and lord knows the only black people the WSJ are familiar with is reruns from Fresh Prince of Bel Air...

Edited at 2013-01-16 03:58 pm (UTC)
ultraelectric 16th-Jan-2013 03:54 pm (UTC)
Where do these people live and how do I get in on this money?
ultraelectric 16th-Jan-2013 03:59 pm (UTC)
I have to say though, this also just offends me. As someone who was raised by a single mom who made $40,000-$45,000 a year, these kids will still benefit in every fucking way, like school district etc. Me? I lived in a trailer that looked like a tin can and had to go to one of the poorest schools in my county, this chick and her kids will live. As will that family w/ 4 kids.

Edited at 2013-01-16 04:01 pm (UTC)
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aviv_b 16th-Jan-2013 04:27 pm (UTC)
Yeah cry me a river. I'm happy to pay a little more this year in social security taxes, because I hope to be able to receive a benefit when I'm 65. These folks - fuck them - they don't like it - become a citizen of Russia like Gerard Depardieu.
romp 17th-Jan-2013 04:01 am (UTC)
did he? what a dick
wrestlingdog 16th-Jan-2013 04:35 pm (UTC)
Please tell me they misplaced a decimal or something.
kyra_neko_rei 17th-Jan-2013 02:11 am (UTC)
Inorite? My first thought was, "you people are off by an order of magnitude here."

My second thought was "somebody making a hundred and sixty grand a year is bawwwing over an extra three grand in taxes? fuck this shit."
mingemonster 16th-Jan-2013 04:35 pm (UTC)
Crying for the poor single mother who'll only have $500 to live on per day :( And that (clearly despairing) family will only have $113 000 per child after taxes.
quizzicalsphinx 16th-Jan-2013 04:55 pm (UTC)
It occurs to me that I wouldn't even have any idea how to spend $500 a day. I mean, my gas tank's topped off, the power bill's paid, and my Amazon wishlist is three hundred bucks at most. Are there things beyond that?
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