- Smart people don't cut off their nose to spite their face.
- Remember the Alamo (you know... Bush?).
P.S. Here are some rather shocking data on wage distribution in the U.S.A. from the Social Security Administration. (Data refer to 2009 during which there were a total of 150 million wage earners.)
- The largest group of wage earners - a massive 24 million or 16% of the total - made between 1 red cent and $4,999.99. On average they earned $2,016.
- The average wage for everyone was $39,054, but the median was a mere $26,261. Two thirds of all workers made less than $40,000.