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This is $7.50 an hour life

 
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All this shit don't matter you fools!!! Don't you realize that the government's are now being controlled and set to one common objective beginning this year, DEPOPULATION OF BILLIONS OF PEOPLE BY 2024!!!

WAKE UP YOU ZOMBIES AND BE WOKE!!!!


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fuck yeah, this is life or death
 Quoting: Green Eggs & Ham


I think Deagel had it at 2025. Close enough.
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Where others see poverty, I see privilege. According to givingwhatwecan.org her income places her in the top 3rd wealthiest people in the world. If you include the benefits she is qualified for, she’s in the top 17%. She has clothes with no holes, a cell phone, internet, transportation, medical care, a house with solid walls and no leaks, heating and air conditioning, can afford to not have to garden or hunt for her meals, access to a library and the internet for education, time on busses to learn, someone to help with the kid, indoor plumbing so she doesn’t have to haul water, conveniences like diapers, multiple rooms in her house, classy boots, a nice hairdo, jewelry... I can go on.

The biggest improvement she might make is following the USDA’s guidelines on groceries. She can cut her food bill in about half by following their simple recommendations, and feel better/be healthier at the same time. Second biggest improvement is to utilize all the time waiting on busses to read free books from the library or listen to their free audiobooks to gain the next step in her career, using that cell phone.

If she wants to rise into the top 10% of income as most Americans earn, it is good to know she lives in a privileged nation and a privileged city. She can find someone working the job she loves and interview them to find out exactly what she needs to do to get into the same career. If it requires a college degree, she no doubt qualifies for free schooling, or a scholarship. But even jobs which say they require a degree will still hire the right person. I have no degree but my job usually requires a degree, and I am working.

It is only because we live in a culture of greed that a low-skilled worker can earn the top 3rd richest income in the world yet be considered poor.



This is America! This is slavery!
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 79390582

 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 76878051


You fail to take into consider the cost of living per country.

A full time job at $7.50 hour brings $15,600 before taxes. With one dependent, a full time minimum wage earner brings home $ 14,101.60, or $1,175 per month, excluding insurance.

Any hospital visit requires co-pays. Her subsidized root canal would still require 25% of a ft monthly salary. She likely has some form of medicaid copay or insurance cost deducted from her check.

In Detroit, 1% of apartment rentals are $500 or below. 22% average between $500-$700. The average 1 bedroom rental is $1400.

The average electric bill in the US for a 1 bedroom apartment is $60. In Detroit, the average monthly utility bill (water, electricity, heat) for a one bedroom apartment is $160.

Most municipal water supplies are barely potable. Many people spend $20-$40 for clean drinking water.

A monthly bus ticket in Detroit is currently $60.

Internet/cell phone: $57.

$500 rent (if you live in a slum)
$160 utilities
$60 bus fare
$57 phone and internet
= $777

One is left with $400 to cover food for a parent and child, cleaning supplies, clothing, laundry, insurance copays, fresh water, child care, school supplies, repairs, etc.

If the renter cannot find the slums and has to pay $700 a month, they are left with $200 for food, insurance, clothing, laundry, etc. The person has no life. No entertainment, no birthday or Christmas for the kids, all clothes from Goodwill, no toys or games unless they come from thrift shops and yard sales. No emergency cash if one loses their job or someone breaks into their place and steals stuff.

The full-time minimum wage earner spends two days a week taking care of all of the stuff that couldn't be done in the week - laundry, cleaning, cooking, doctors appointments, shopping. If they are lucky enough to get a paid vacation, they have no money to go anywhere.

This assumes that one can find affordable housing with access to public transportation and subsidized child care and insurance.

Most jobs in the inner cities don't pay much above minimum wage.
 Quoting: Happy in Nature


Bullshitt section 8 pays NO RENT! No UTILITIES AND THEY GET BANK ON FOOD STAMPS BECAUSE THEY are BELOW POVERY LEVER...you lie and are full of crap
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 15358846


It isn't bullshit, you ignorant troll. That is the bare minimum it costs to live without public assistance. It is pretty much impossible for a single parent to survive on a full time minimum wage job without public assistance.
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This is America! This is slavery!
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Yeah, been there done that. Do I get a prize?

eta not McDonald's but same overall

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$7.50 is not enough to live on and min wage should be increased. However, when we have an influx of untrained workers from South of the border willing to work under the table for low wages where they don't have to pay taxes but still get perks, then we have a problem. The working poor (citizenry) aways get screwed.

That being said, she CHOSE not to get training. She CHOSE to have a baby out of wedlock and to become a single mother.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 78445863


Basic economics dictates that a higher minimum wage creates unemployment

The answer is get better skills


If a raise in minimum wage was an answer we could just raise it to $100 hour and everyone would magically be well off, right?
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$7.50 is not enough to live on and min wage should be increased. However, when we have an influx of untrained workers from South of the border willing to work under the table for low wages where they don't have to pay taxes but still get perks, then we have a problem. The working poor (citizenry) aways get screwed.

That being said, she CHOSE not to get training. She CHOSE to have a baby out of wedlock and to become a single mother.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 78445863


Basic economics dictates that a higher minimum wage creates unemployment

The answer is get better skills


If a raise in minimum wage was an answer we could just raise it to $100 hour and everyone would magically be well off, right?
 Quoting: Pukeko


In principle forced minimum wages are problematic, but you aren't addressing the real problem which is that America has sent all of its manufacturing jobs overseas so that they can simply export the dollar instead. There simply aren't enough jobs here for these people to ladder climb up to anymore.

Everything you own is made in China. Even the sheetrock in your house is made in China. That is the problem.
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This is America! This is slavery!
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So many ppl here talking about go get a better job... It's not that simple. And if it is that simple for you, helps if you're white.
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This is America! This is slavery!
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7.50 x 80 = 600 after taxes about 500$ not 240....so she is not working full time at 7.50 and has a child. This is noone elses fault or responsibility. work more, get a better job.
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bsflagfuck you
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All this shit don't matter you fools!!! Don't you realize that the government's are now being controlled and set to one common objective beginning this year, DEPOPULATION OF BILLIONS OF PEOPLE BY 2024!!!

WAKE UP YOU ZOMBIES AND BE WOKE!!!!


burnitsheeplebah

wtfdoom
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 71076778


fuck yeah, this is life or death
 Quoting: Green Eggs & Ham


I think Deagel had it at 2025. Close enough.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 77582138


You ain't lying

but that's just their plan. What they are going to TRY to do to us. We don't have to let them win :D

Also, I'm going to watch this this week: [link to thegreaterreset.org (secure)] It's teaching people how to survive the Great Reset. It's taking place at 6PM to 9PM Central time, so that's 7pm East Coast, 5PM Mountain, and 4PM Pacific.

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We all make choices in life. I chose to wait until I had a stable, steady income along with savings before I had a child. That meant using birth control, and sometimes two forms of birth control. I feel bad for her situation, but she has the power to change it. You just have to work hard at it.
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hesright
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No she does not she is already working hard just because you made certain choices does not mean that they were good ones
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This is America! This is slavery!
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Get more skills and offer better services to people and then charge more money. Not hard. Every free program in the world is available to people except white men, so what are they bitching about?
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This is America! This is slavery!
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Get more skills and offer better services to people and then charge more money. Not hard. Every free program in the world is available to people except white men, so what are they bitching about?
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Also CNN, fake news.
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$7.50 is not enough to live on and min wage should be increased. However, when we have an influx of untrained workers from South of the border willing to work under the table for low wages where they don't have to pay taxes but still get perks, then we have a problem. The working poor (citizenry) aways get screwed.

That being said, she CHOSE not to get training. She CHOSE to have a baby out of wedlock and to become a single mother.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 78445863


Basic economics dictates that a higher minimum wage creates unemployment

The answer is get better skills


If a raise in minimum wage was an answer we could just raise it to $100 hour and everyone would magically be well off, right?
 Quoting: Pukeko


The answer is to end immigration, and work on lowering the cost of living.

That is why it is pointless to think of solutions, until Cluster B rejects are purged from human civilization.
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$7.50 is not enough to live on and min wage should be increased. However, when we have an influx of untrained workers from South of the border willing to work under the table for low wages where they don't have to pay taxes but still get perks, then we have a problem. The working poor (citizenry) aways get screwed.

That being said, she CHOSE not to get training. She CHOSE to have a baby out of wedlock and to become a single mother.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 78445863


Basic economics dictates that a higher minimum wage creates unemployment

The answer is get better skills


If a raise in minimum wage was an answer we could just raise it to $100 hour and everyone would magically be well off, right?
 Quoting: Pukeko


hesright
Cnevermore
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That woman was not raised properly. She made terrible choices. The father of the child is a bum she should have avoided. She had every opportunity to do well but chose to not do well.

That woman is very lucky to have American Privilege. Her and that child live better than 90% of the world even after she fails to do right by herself.

Even now if she starts to make good choices she will do well. The only way to fail in America is to fail yourself.
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bump

This video is a CNN production. CNN, who's news readers are orgasmic over the prospect of renewed illegal immigrant caravans busting our border. Who does illegal immigration harm the most? Low income Americans, especially in minority neighborhoods.

Congratulations, CNN, for winning the Stupid Fucking Marxist award for today.

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LOL...


And you KNOW this idiot voted for Bidet!

Once the millions of more invaders arrive here
looking for free handouts and low wage jobs, she'll be making 10 cents an hour.
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Much cruelty in these comments. Examine yourself.
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She is blessed to be working. Blessed anyone will hire her. She's blessed she has her kid and she and her kid are healthy, she's blessed she gets food assistance and can pick out her own food, there's plenty of yummy food she can make stir frying rice, veggies and chicken, she can eat good every night, freeze left overs, she's blessed she has reduced housing costs, blessed she doesn't have to maintain a lawn and yard, she's blessed she has her own private house and that she is the master over her own kitchen, she is blessed she has reputable childcare and that her kid is entertained by them.

She looks depressed because her man is incarcerated and she needs his support, she probably has little emotional support from genuine friends or family.

Well, this is what it's like to be all grown up. She has everything she needs except true love- genuine friends and a genuine man that can be there for her. Good luck with that though, most people don't get to have that experience.

Given the chance she'd run right over anyone just like all y'all do all across the U.S.A. when you make it big.

Fuck.

Drain the swamp beeches.
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China
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At least place the blame where it belongs.
Government policy courtesy of lifelong polititians.

Not saying they are blameless, but China is just the result. India is also the result.
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This is America! This is slavery!
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If you watch that video... you can see that the government is subsidizing the housing costs of corporations and their low level workers because they are too cheap to pay a decent wage. Like any corporation, they are trying to maximize profit at all costs. You probably pay more in taxes for this lady to survive (because the money comes thru government bureaucracy which is no doubt more expensive and wasteful). It’s like would you rather pay a few more bucks for a hamburger or have high taxes which are wasted just to subsidize their actual cost of living. We need to start thinking about some of these things differently and not just our party’s ideology and rhetoric
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"I don't buy fruits but I buy prepared frozen foods to keep in the freezer"
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So she eats flavored cardboard instead of food with nutrients and wonder why she makes stupid decisions
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Yeah it’s cnn though so take it with a grain of salt. They probably made up all those numbers

Stop posting cnn on GLP it’s bullshit
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So many ppl here talking about go get a better job... It's not that simple. And if it is that simple for you, helps if you're white.
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How about two PARENTS to make a baby? SUPPORT A BABY, RAISE A BABY..

NOT FUCKING BEFORE a solid comitted marriage or even H.S. GRADUATION IS FREE.
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So many ppl here talking about go get a better job... It's not that simple. And if it is that simple for you, helps if you're white.
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Michelle Obama was the First Lady of the United States.

Oprah Winfrey is the richest black female talk show host on the planet.

You're a racist because you're saying that her skin color has to do with how her life turned out.
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Yeah it’s cnn though so take it with a grain of salt. They probably made up all those numbers

Stop posting cnn on GLP it’s bullshit
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knockout
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Where others see poverty, I see privilege. According to givingwhatwecan.org her income places her in the top 3rd wealthiest people in the world. If you include the benefits she is qualified for, she’s in the top 17%. She has clothes with no holes, a cell phone, internet, transportation, medical care, a house with solid walls and no leaks, heating and air conditioning, can afford to not have to garden or hunt for her meals, access to a library and the internet for education, time on busses to learn, someone to help with the kid, indoor plumbing so she doesn’t have to haul water, conveniences like diapers, multiple rooms in her house, classy boots, a nice hairdo, jewelry... I can go on.

The biggest improvement she might make is following the USDA’s guidelines on groceries. She can cut her food bill in about half by following their simple recommendations, and feel better/be healthier at the same time. Second biggest improvement is to utilize all the time waiting on busses to read free books from the library or listen to their free audiobooks to gain the next step in her career, using that cell phone.

If she wants to rise into the top 10% of income as most Americans earn, it is good to know she lives in a privileged nation and a privileged city. She can find someone working the job she loves and interview them to find out exactly what she needs to do to get into the same career. If it requires a college degree, she no doubt qualifies for free schooling, or a scholarship. But even jobs which say they require a degree will still hire the right person. I have no degree but my job usually requires a degree, and I am working.

It is only because we live in a culture of greed that a low-skilled worker can earn the top 3rd richest income in the world yet be considered poor.



This is America! This is slavery!
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 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 76878051


OUTSTANDING reply! But I doubt that you will get through to "bird brain". She is chock full of white shame.
Jeremiah 29:11 "For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the LORD, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future".
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Well, I was 16 and had a child out of wedlock , dad was and still is a POS. I messed up. My parents helped me out and were the best! After I showed up at home pregnant at 15. I knew I had messed up big time. I put my big girl panties on though, finished high school, went to college and worked my butt off so I didn’t have to end up like her. Now, happily married for 10 years with 3 wonderful kids and not living like her. If you want to be better, then BE BETTER!
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This is America! This is slavery!
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Another CNN piece trying to convince you that a three-toed sloth that works 16 hours a week (which comes to $240 every two weeks as stated in the video) should be paid $15 an hour so that she can drop down to 8 hours a week.

Do the math, stupid. They TELL you right in the video that she makes $240 every TWO weeks, which means that she is only working 16 hours a week, at $7.50 an hour.

And based on the way that she talks and walks, I can SEE why she hasn't gotten a raise. She looks like about a $3 dollar an hour employee.
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Dudes. White, Black, Conservative or Liberal..This isn't right. Americans are suffering and we are sending M/Billions to Pakistan? Fk you!
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Well, I was 16 and had a child out of wedlock , dad was and still is a POS. I messed up. My parents helped me out and were the best! After I showed up at home pregnant at 15. I knew I had messed up big time. I put my big girl panties on though, finished high school, went to college and worked my butt off so I didn’t have to end up like her. Now, happily married for 10 years with 3 wonderful kids and not living like her. If you want to be better, then BE BETTER!
 Quoting: PinkHeals


And THERE IT IS! Thank you for not making excuses and for pulling yourself up and out of a difficult situation. Thank you for taking responsibility for your mistake that caused the situation in the first place.

BRAVO!
Jeremiah 29:11 "For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the LORD, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future".





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