If you actually LIVE in the U.S. & do not benefit from making 400K a year…
Oh, excuse me, I mean 380K a year? (Cause yeah, Obama took a whopping 5% salary cut to “help out”. *rolls eyes* Woo freaking hoo.)
YOU know just how hard times are, these days:
[via YahooNews]Help shrinks as poverty spikes in the US ~by Steven r. Hurst, Associated Press
…The U.S. Census Bureau puts the number of Americans in poverty at levels not seen since the mid-1960s when President Lyndon B. Johnson launched the federal government’s so-called War on Poverty.
As President Barack Obama began his second term in January, nearly 50 million Americans — one in six — were living below the income line that defines poverty, according to the bureau. A family of four that earns less than $23,021 a year is listed as living in poverty. The bureau said 20 percent of the country’s children are poor.
Unless you are a crappy quarterback who can’t get his team to the super bowl.
Economic times are just coming up ROSES for you!
[via ATR.org]Tony Romo New Highest Paid NFL Player After TaxesTexas Further Demonstrates Its Economic Prosperity With No State Income Tax
Over Easter weekend, franchise quarterback Tony Romo signed a 6-year $108 million contract extension to remain with the Dallas Cowboys. While the estimated $18 million per year makes Romo the fifth highest paid player based on salary, he is actually the new highest paid player after taxes in the NFL.
The Cowboys QB now claims the top spot previously held by Drew Brees of the New Orleans Saints because of no state income tax in Texas. With Romo’s income tax burden being 39.6 percent – the top marginal federal income tax rate in the U.S. – and estimated tax liability of $7.12 million, he still stands to earn $752,000 more than Brees.
My, oh my.
How wonderful it must be for those precious few, who can totally FAIL at your job?
And yet still you are rewarded.