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.