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Monday, August 01, 2011

Alberta Darling: $250,000 a year is not rich

by folkbum

She said that. Really!

This is the same woman who said teachers should be grateful for last spring's budget repair bill, which for most teachers meant a 6-12% cut in pay.

For her reference, people earning $250,000 a year are in the top 1% of households in this country, and in the top 1/2 of 1% in this state. It is five times Wisconsin's median household income (which itself is already higher than an average teacher's salary) and ten times Wisconsin's per capita income. I worked as a teacher for seven years before my lifetime salary first topped $250,000.

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