From The Onion:
The survey found nearly 87 percent of the nation’s lowest earners take comfort knowing they are far enough down the economic chain that their children and grandchildren won’t possibly be able to live in circumstances any worse than their own, while 65 percent noted they have enough bills to worry about without the additional middle-class burden of making student loan payments or contributions toward a retirement plan that will probably go bust in the next market crash, anyway.
In addition, half of all destitute Americans said that while they lack medical coverage, at least they aren’t stuck paying increasingly high premiums for an increasingly terrible health insurance plan. And nearly all survey participants agreed they are grateful not to be trapped chasing “some sort of fantasy dream life” of middle-class American prosperity that no one in the year 2012 can ever possibly attain.
The Onion: Nation’s Lower Class At Least Grateful It Not Part Of Nation’s Middle Class
(via Andrew McAfee)
August 2, 2012 at 4:04 pm
Ah man, weaksauce! Why do you link to Onion articles here? We come here for quality content. We’ll goto reddit for onion links.