How will the plunge of the pound affect the cost of living …
A woman claimed that a salary of £100,000 per year isn’t that much - and it went down about as well as you’d expect.
As the UK goes through a cost of living crisis and with the pound dropping to its lowest value ever, Conservative pundit Lin Mei argued that a salary of £100,000 is “not the wealth you think it is”.
Mei wrote: “Unpopular opinion - £100k salary is not the wealth you think it is. After tax, your take home monthly is £5,457.
“If you are a man with a family of 4-with a wife who is yet to go back to work, with a mortgage of £2,000… no one can tell me that family is rich based on that alone.”
In a follow-up tweet, Mei added, “I’m in no way saying £100,000 salary is a struggle, I’m saying it doesn’t equate to someone being automatically rich like many think….”, but by then the damage was done.
Another person pointed out: “The higher rate of Universal Credit is £414.88 a month. Yet someone earning 13 times as much is not considered wealthy? I beg to differ…..”
\u201cThe higher rate of Universal Credit is \u00a3414.88 a month. Yet someone earning 13 times as much is not considered wealthy? I beg to differ\u2026.. #CostOfLivingCrises\u201d
— Dr Eleanor Draeger (@Dr Eleanor Draeger)
Someone else reasoned: “I can absolutely understand being on +£100k and not feeling rich. But you’re still in the top 2% of earners.
“The reality might not match the fantasy of luxury and inflated expectations, but it’s certainly rich compared to the average person.”
\u201cI can absolutely understand being on +\u00a3100k and not feeling rich. But you\u2019re still in the top 2% of earners.\n\nThe reality might not match the fantasy of luxury and inflated expectations, but it\u2019s certainly rich compared to the average person.\u201d
— David Elikwu FRSA \ud83d\ude80 (@David Elikwu FRSA \ud83d\ude80)
“Sometimes ‘unpopular opinion’ is just code for ‘really stupid opinion’,” another suggested.
\u201cSometimes "unpopular opinion" is just code for "really stupid opinion"\u201d
— James \ud83d\udc97\ud83d\udc9c\ud83d\udc99 (@James \ud83d\udc97\ud83d\udc9c\ud83d\udc99)
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