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CLASS WARFARE: Sides are hard to distinguish

Letter by Suzi Loya, Gig Harbor on Dec. 13, 2011 at 2:41 pm | 256 Comments »
December 13, 2011 4:34 pm

I’m confused about the class warfare that many people say is coming. I get the definition of poverty: a family of four with a yearly income of less than $25,000. But does $30,000 per year make you middle class? I think you would still be poor if you lived in parts of California instead of Georgia.

So, who is the middle class? My friend inherited $2 million but reports an earned income of only $35,000 to maintain her husband’s military benefits. Is she the enemy?

My Social Security, plus a small state teaching pension, amount to about $25,000 per year. However, I do have a stock portfolio. Am I the enemy?

My younger husband earns a six-figure income. Is he friend or foe?

If class warfare is inevitable, I need to know on which side of the barricades to stand.

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