The annual "What People Make". HOLY SHIT!!!! How does the average American make it on the salary paid??? Yes, I am a bear but WTF?? This goes beyond talking the book. I am very serious when I say how do these people, (the avg American) make it in todays world on these pay figures. We live a very moderate lifestyle (my family), all I can say is that I could not make ends meet on the #'s touted by Parade. Take a look, do the math and then tell me how we are to grow our economy with those #'s? BTW, my 4 1/2 year old son just had his first credit card offer. I guess the reigns have been tightened on home lending so let's go after "sub-prime" school children. It was a "pre-approved" offer!! Obvoiusly the bankers have recently had their coffee secretly replaced with shroom' tea. Let's see if they notice!