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ZTiger87
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Monthly income was unusually high in December because companies paid out early dividends to avoid upcoming tax hikes.


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The payroll tax cut's expiration also played a role in January's drop, because most workers have to pay 2 percentage points more in taxes this year.


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Excluding those special factors, the Commerce Department estimates that after-tax income actually increased 0.3% in January.






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SoulGlo
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re: Per CNN...Americans see biggest income drop in 20 years...


Those are $1 bills. That ain't rollin





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CITWTT
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poor are still struggling the most


Uh, the poor are not struggling with the amount of benefits from the teat availible to them from the govt. If they were struggling now, then you would see riots like there were in the mid-late 60's. The STFU money(aka welfare programs) have silenced the teaming masses of parasites in the nation from going in to rioting in the streets.






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ColaTiger
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re: Per CNN...Americans see biggest income drop in 20 years...


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so you went from potentially part time to full time and you're surprised that you make more now?


Well, I am surprised I got a job.






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jcole4lsu
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Well, I am surprised I got a job.

Why? IT's unemployment rate is around 3% right now






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ColaTiger
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re: Per CNN...Americans see biggest income drop in 20 years...


I'm a liberal arts major. We never get jobs because of conservative employers





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jcole4lsu
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re: Per CNN...Americans see biggest income drop in 20 years...


how did you end up in IT then? im an econ grad but i didnt get into IT until 7 years after





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roygu
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I graduated and got a real 9-5 job in IT.


Are you saying that you graduated and got your first job?

My two sons work in IT and both are making more money as well but they are working looong hours.






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BBONDS25
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If liberal arts majors never get jobs it isn't because of conservatives. Its because they were liberal arts majors.





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JohnnyKilroy
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re: Per CNN...Americans see biggest income drop in 20 years...


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I'm a liberal arts major. We never get jobs because of conservative employers
trololololol






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ColaTiger
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how did you end up in IT then? im an econ grad but i didnt get into IT until 7 years after


Liberal arts prepares you for anything that isn't engineering or programming






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It's sad


This post was edited on 3/3 at 9:59 am


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CollegeFBRules
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If liberal arts majors never get jobs it isn't because of conservatives. Its because they were liberal arts majors.


Bingo. Liberal arts is essentially getting a degree in an extracurricular activity.






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CollegeFBRules
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Liberal arts prepares you for anything that isn't engineering or programming


If that were true, liberal arts majors wouldn't have problems with becoming employed.






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jcole4lsu
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Liberal arts prepares you for anything that isn't engineering or programming


you must be working helpdesk or something






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The Easter Bunny
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re: Per CNN...Americans see biggest income drop in 20 years...


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Liberal arts prepares you for anything that isn't engineering or programming


I don't know how much it would help you in my physical chemistry lab






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ColaTiger
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re: Per CNN...Americans see biggest income drop in 20 years...


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you must be working helpdesk or something


Actually, I'm a data analyst.






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jcole4lsu
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yeah im failing to see how a lib arts degree prepares you for a job usually requiring a degree in stats or comp sci.





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ColaTiger
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Because some of those jobs just require you to not be retarded in math. They also require you have some semblance of critical thinking which a History curriculum provides. It's just a matter of finding the right employer who actually understands this.





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blueboy
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re: Per CNN...Americans see biggest income drop in 20 years...


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If that were true, liberal arts majors wouldn't have problems with becoming employed.

I have a liberal arts degree and used it for many years as a speech writer. But yes, anything short of JK Rowling or Steven King will leave you poor in the end, so I came back to LA and started an oilfield rental co. Didn't need a degree for that.

But then, shlepping through a bunch of math classes so I can sit in an office for the rest of my life was never my idea of a good time.






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