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    Default Is this 'poverty' these days?

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    just curious...was out recently and someone mentioned that they are living below the 'poverty line'...their income was approx 100k gross, they got about 200 a fortnight on family tax, have 2 properties, one pays the mortgage for itself in rental so its an investment property, the other is a smallish mortgage.....is this really poverty? I kinda didn't know what to say, the person seemed upset by thier situation....but it got me thinking....is this actually 'poverty'?

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    I wish I was that "poor"


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    That's not poverty. That's hyperbole.

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    Ummm that's ridiculous. We live on half of that and don't own any properties and I consider us to be quite well off!

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    They have 2 properties and still manage to receive $200 in government benefits a fortnight?

    Boo hoo, break out the violins

    Sounds like they are doing pretty well to me.

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    Poverty?!? How ridiculous. I'm getting 780/fn and pay 600 out in rent. I consider my situation poverty.

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    Wtf?

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    WTF

    That person needs to go spend time with a single mum on single parent pension, or a student not living at home... Or use some her her large income and go visit Cambodia that would be a nice reality slap to the face check she obviously needs.

    Far out... Dh and i combined are on $41,000 BEFORE tax and i dont consider us on the poverty line. We dont own our own home either




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    Ridiculous. Some people have no idea. So they have two houses?? What about the people who have none?

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    What a crock!!


 

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