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Hoisted from Comments: The Difference Between "Impossible" and "inconvenient": Why Oh Why Can't We Have a Better Press Corps?)

Hoisted from Comments: Neal on the execrable Karen Hube:

Department of Awful Statistics: Down and Out on $250,000 a Year (Why Oh Why Can't We Have a Better Press Corps?): Neal... [quoted Karen Hube:]

But when both parents are working, it is impossible for them to maintain the home, care for the kids and dress for their professional jobs without a big outlay... [spending $32K/year on childcare and summer camps, clothes and dry cleaning, and eating-out and bringing-in.]

The necessary substitution?

"inconvenient" for "impossible".

Money buys convenience.

Low income equates to everything being more difficult. Its a hard place to get out of.

Indeed. The median two-job family does not have $32K/year in free disposable income after shelter and food at home to spend on everything else put together.