There is plenty of things that make me feel poor. Dave's Italy vacation videos, grocery shopping at Trader Joe's, or even just opening the US Bank app on my phone. If I'm being honest I'm just lucky Barstool provides us with $80 per month in Uber Eats credits. That's a shit ton of Arby's.
I'm OK with the struggle. The true payment for this work joy you all find in roasting me in the comments of my blogs. I'm just here to make you smile.
But when I see horse shit tweets like this I can't help but get angrier than the bill collectors who keep calling while I pretend not to speak English or tell them Will is actually deceased.
I mean look at this damn thing. "I live a solidly middle class lifestyle..." Um, no. No ya don't, fella.
$980 per month on car payments actually isn't all that bad if you and your significant other both have new cars. It's not how I would decide to spend my money but it's not that outside the norm. The problem is that this isn't for two cars...it's for ONE JEEP! A Jeep with a passenger tv screen and massaging seats apparently.
There are plenty of staples in the middle class. A white picket fence, an attached garage, crippling debt…but massaging seats is not one of them.
Then we have the $3,000 in "discretionary spend" and $1,000 on vacations. If you are spending $4k/month on any one thing you are probably not middle class. And you sure as shit aren't middle class if those funds are going towards bottle service and week long getaways at Sandals resorts where your wife will probably just end up banging the yoga instructor.
This asshole owns his house outright and then has the balls to talk about what it takes to me middle class in America. Buddy let me tell you, the only thing us middle classers own outright is our clothes that were made by Bangladesh children (once we finish our 4th payment on Afterpay) and the crippling anxiety we feel each month when the 1st rolls around and bills are due. WE DON'T EVEN OWN OUR FUCKING iPHONES ANYMORE!
This guy made damn near a milly for the past 5 years and wants to wax poetic about the struggle of the common folk in the good old U-S-of-A. He's literally going to be making more in retirement than 75% of households in Manhattan according to this article.
Where Does $200k a Year Put You on the Income Spectrum?
If you had an income of $200,000, that would put you in the top 10% of household incomes or the top 5% of individual incomes in 2021.
Though I prefer household income over individual income, no matter how you cut it, $200k a year puts you on the higher end of the income spectrum. For this reason, I don’t just consider $200k a year to be good income, but a very good income. Even if you reside in a high cost of living area like Manhattan, $200k a year would put you in the top 25% of households according to the U.S. Census Bureau. Yes, that’s the top 25% among some of the highest earning households in the world.
The last thing we need is some yuppy bastard lecturing Twitter about our financial woes from his penthouse while he sips Perrier. We already have Francis Ellis for that. By the way Perrier shit tastes like TV static.
And once again I'd like to remind him that no matter how "middle class" this millionaire feels he is, it doesn't change the fact that his wife is probably banging the yoga instructor. And that yoga instructor probably doesn't spend $4k on fun but definitely has some videos of him and this guy's wife in 4k having lots of it.