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Letter to the Editor: Elected officials told to focus on income, trust

 

Last updated 11/20/2016 at 11:39pm



Our recently elected federal and state officials now have two numbers to focus on: $135,000 and 19%.

First, the $135,000 is the amount of money it will take for a middle-class family to pay its bills with a little leftover for emergencies, some savings, and the occasional incidental. This is not luxury living or even an extravagant life style. It’s merely a comfortable living. A few years ago it took $100,000, and it will take about $150,000 in a few more years. Given that the average income of a middle-class family is $57,000, that is a big gap to span. If our elected officials really wa...



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