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    Re: Des Moines is richest city in the US

    I feel richer already.



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    Re: Des Moines is richest city in the US

    Chalk that one up to cost of living. My sister's ex boyfriend always said that coming here was like visiting Mexico. He was an *******.



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    Re: Des Moines is richest city in the US

    Shhhhhhh! Please don't tell the others.



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    Re: Des Moines is richest city in the US

    The prosperity of the Des Moines Metropolitan Area has been good even through tough recession times. Yeah it slowed down, but the changes that have gone on in the past 10 years have been great for the city!



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    Re: Des Moines is richest city in the US

    cha-ching!


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    Re: Des Moines is richest city in the US

    I'm going out tomorrow and buying a new Benz........t-shirt



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    Re: Des Moines is richest city in the US

    Quote Originally Posted by jbindm View Post
    Chalk that one up to cost of living. My sister's ex boyfriend always said that coming here was like visiting Mexico. He was an *******.
    You would use "a" instead of "an" when it's before "hawkeye"



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    Re: Des Moines is richest city in the US

    Good for Des Moines, but it's still a small city in the midwest... thus it still sucks a big one



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    Re: Des Moines is richest city in the US

    If you live in the midwest there are only 2 reasonable destinations, Minneapolis and Chicago. Outside of that, the midwest sucks the big one



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    Re: Des Moines is richest city in the US

    Des Moines's motto should be the Dave Chapelle's closing credit tag line....

    I'm Rich Biatch!



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    Re: Des Moines is richest city in the US

    Cost of living isnt everything. If say.. your basic expenses cost 30% of your income, that remainder goes a lot farther if youre from an area with higher base (unadjusted for cost of living) income than if you come from one with lower.

    Ex: if one area generally makes 50k and has a 40k cost of living, that leaves them with a lot less than someone with 100k and an 80k cost of living, especially when youre buying stuff that has standardized pricing nationwide, even though your living costs are the same % of your budget.



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    Re: Des Moines is richest city in the US

    Quote Originally Posted by cycoOJfan89 View Post
    Good for Des Moines, but it's still a small city in the midwest... thus it still sucks a big one
    You need to spend more time on street corners telling people how much the Midwest sucks, 9/11 was an inside job, and punching people over their preference for college football uniforms.

    Seriously, if you hate it that much than get the **** out. Glad to know I won't be sharing a community with you any time soon.


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    Re: Des Moines is richest city in the US

    Quote Originally Posted by cycoOJfan89 View Post
    If you live in the midwest there are only 2 reasonable destinations, Minneapolis and Chicago. Outside of that, the midwest sucks the big one
    Then why the **** are you in Ames?



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    Re: Des Moines is richest city in the US

    Quote Originally Posted by Al_4_State View Post
    You need to spend more time on street corners telling people how much the Midwest sucks, 9/11 was an inside job, and punching people over their preference for college football uniforms.

    Seriously, if you hate it that much than get the **** out. Glad to know I won't be sharing a community with you any time soon.
    +1. Plenty of other places to go if you don't like it here.



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