RehnquistWasTheMan wrote: smokeylarue wrote: cdotson2 wrote:
smokeylarue wrote:Uhh... not sure if you're trolling. I think I'm getting trolled here. Or someone just had a small mental breakdown..
you're not getting trolled. it is objectively ridiculous to think that 80k a year is barely surviving. My family, in which I am 1 of 4 kids, lived on a single income of around 40,000 pretty comfortably. Admittedly it is a low cost of living area, but still, if you think you can't survive on 80k a year you are living in an extreme bubble.
LOL you cannot be serious. 40k for a family of 6 is close to poverty level. Honestly I have no clue where you lived that it provided a comfortable life, but most people here have no desire to live in North fuckin dakota.
Mind explaining what problem you have with people living in North Dakota? You can still travel by using airports you know...and not have to deal with metropolitan crazies (and just show off the $ per square foot for houses to make the NYC folks cry)
What is up with the idealization of North Dakota in this thread? There's not some binary from NYC to North Dakota. Dallas, Chicago, Houston, and a number of other cities have substantially lower cost-of-living with competitive salaries. Access to healthcare in states like North Dakota is severely limited. Not to mention that being a minority in North Dakota MIGHT not be as much fun, but I guess most people here haven't considered that. North Dakota isn't some great outcome. It blows for a number of reasons (other rural states as well).
Also $40K household income puts you approximately in the 40% percentile of households in North Dakota. So yeah that blows too. Not to mention for a family of 6 it would suck even more.
There's a lot of terrible arguments in this thread, just picked this one at random. Have a nice day y'all.