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Minimum wage workers can't afford rent anywhere in America

 
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Minimum wage workers can't afford rent anywhere in America
Housing has become so expensive in the United States that the typical minimum wage worker cannot afford rent, according to a new report.
There is no state, county or city in the country where a full-time, minimum-wage worker working 40 hours a week can afford a two-bedroom rental, a report from the National Low Income Housing Coalition showed.
A full-time minimum-wage worker can afford a one-bedroom rental in only 7% of all US counties — 218 counties out of more than 3,000 nationwide.

The federal minimum wage is $7.25.

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Re: Minimum wage workers can't afford rent anywhere in America
Well in the real world you have to eliminate bills in the order of priority to make ends meet.

Rent comes first.

Cable
Internet
Cell phones
New cars
Eating out
New clothes
Vacations
Jewelry
Tattoos. ......

All come last.

America is a 3rd world country.
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Housing has become so expensive in the United States that the typical minimum wage worker cannot afford rent, according to a new report.
There is no state, county or city in the country where a full-time, minimum-wage worker working 40 hours a week can afford a two-bedroom rental, a report from the National Low Income Housing Coalition showed.
A full-time minimum-wage worker can afford a one-bedroom rental in only 7% of all US counties — 218 counties out of more than 3,000 nationwide.

The federal minimum wage is $7.25.

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Luckily, there are less than 1,00,000 of America's 150,000,000 person work force who report on their income tax that they are heads of households.

and those people have access to government programs to make sure their families have homes.
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Re: Minimum wage workers can't afford rent anywhere in America
Minimum wage workers can't afford to pay the property taxes on the unit they are renting in most of the country.

Most of the property tax goes to pay for the indoctrination centers(public schools) that they insist all people attend that educates them so poorly that all they are capable of getting is a minimum wage job.

The government wants to raise the property tax to have money to spend on creating affordable housing.

Get the picture?
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Re: Minimum wage workers can't afford rent anywhere in America
I wonder why the elite didn't see that coming? That is what the elite are supposed to be able to do, isn't it?
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Re: Minimum wage workers can't afford rent anywhere in America
Because teenagers making minimum wage should be living with their parents.
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Re: Minimum wage workers can't afford rent anywhere in America






MINIMUM WAGE IS NOT THE PROBLEM.

Only uneducated retards think this is a solution, but if it were a solution, this would not have to be repeated.




In 1956, minimum wage was $1, paid with silver-backed money.
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Four quarters = $1

The MELT value of a SILVER quarter as of this post is $4.78
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$4.78 times 4 is $19.12.


There is your minimum wage.

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you need to be making $20/hr to afford anything realistically

and then you need perfect life events to make sure you can keep your job
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Re: Minimum wage workers can't afford rent anywhere in America
Well in the real world you have to eliminate bills in the order of priority to make ends meet.

Rent comes first.

Cable
Internet
Cell phones
New cars
Eating out
New clothes
Vacations
Jewelry
Tattoos. ......

All come last.

America is a 3rd world country.
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Bro. Its not that. Just stop it.
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If you are over 17 and don't possess the skills to make more than minimum wage...you should have paid attention in school!
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Re: Minimum wage workers can't afford rent anywhere in America
Well in the real world you have to eliminate bills in the order of priority to make ends meet.

Rent comes first.

Cable
Internet
Cell phones
New cars
Eating out
New clothes
Vacations
Jewelry
Tattoos. ......

All come last.

America is a 3rd world country.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 73120551


You do make sense to a point, AC. I will dispel most of your post with some additional facts though. When I was looking for apartments in town I found out all of them have a minimum of earning twice amount of rent. Just being able to afford the rent is irrelevant when you can not even afford the utilities themselves. You are better off permanently homeless in such a case.

Now for the Minimum Wage debacle. $7.25 at full time a week is almost $1200. The cheapest apartment in all of my town is or was $600 a month several years ago. Normally they have the "earning twice amount of rent" thing. This means at Minimum Wage, AC, you literally can not afford the cheapest and crappiest of all apartments in my town. The usual monthly rent rates from what I found out for the 2X Earned Money apartments was a minimum a thousand dollars. That means you must be earning two grand a month to even be considered getting an apartment anywhere in such an apartment complex. The Solarium apartment complex their cheapest apartment was I think $1800 a month. Which means you would have to be earning $3600 a month to even be considered there at all.

So everything the OP of this thread has said in their OP, AC, is accurate. America is fucked in every way possible. At this rate hundreds of millions of Americans actually have to fricken die in real life just to make things bearable for whoever is left in America.
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If you are over 17 and don't possess the skills to make more than minimum wage...you should have paid attention in school!
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cruise

You really believe the American Public School System really benefits the students, huh, AC?
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you need to be making $20/hr to afford anything realistically

and then you need perfect life events to make sure you can keep your job
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Exactly, goliesave!! With the Illuminati's DWave and IBM's The Beast quantum computers in full swing the AGI will finish off Humanity by not only taking as many jobs once performed only by humans, but probably help genocide Humanity to ensure Humanity can never "earn" back their jobs.
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Re: Minimum wage workers can't afford rent anywhere in America
You're not supposed to be able to pay rent on minimum wage. Minimum wage is for young people just getting started in the work force. So mid to late teens
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Re: Minimum wage workers can't afford rent anywhere in America
Minimum wage jobs are MINIMUM wage. Not minimum LIVING wage. They're for high school kids to learn a work ethic, and were never intended to be "careers."
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Re: Minimum wage workers can't afford rent anywhere in America
It’s getting to where you can’t afford it unless your fairly rich.
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Re: Minimum wage workers can't afford rent anywhere in America
Well in the real world you have to eliminate bills in the order of priority to make ends meet.

Rent comes first.

Cable
Internet
Cell phones
New cars
Eating out
New clothes
Vacations
Jewelry
Tattoos. ......

All come last.

America is a 3rd world country.
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What about cigarettes, booze and pot?
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Re: Minimum wage workers can't afford rent anywhere in America
Housing has become so expensive in the United States that the typical minimum wage worker cannot afford rent, according to a new report.
There is no state, county or city in the country where a full-time, minimum-wage worker working 40 hours a week can afford a two-bedroom rental, a report from the National Low Income Housing Coalition showed.
A full-time minimum-wage worker can afford a one-bedroom rental in only 7% of all US counties — 218 counties out of more than 3,000 nationwide.

The federal minimum wage is $7.25.

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Re: Minimum wage workers can't afford rent anywhere in America
You're not supposed to be able to pay rent on minimum wage. Minimum wage is for young people just getting started in the work force. So mid to late teens
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Yes, well, too bad most of the good to fantastic higher education required jobs are permanently somewhere in China and in India. Both countries are doing vastly better than the U.S. will ever perform again.
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If you are over 17 and don't possess the skills to make more than minimum wage...you should have paid attention in school!
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are you actually ignorant enough to think there's enough non-minimum wage jobs for every Adult in the country? Who wasn't paying attention in school now?
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Sounds like they should above the minimum. 100% their fault.
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Re: Minimum wage workers can't afford rent anywhere in America
Well in the real world you have to eliminate bills in the order of priority to make ends meet.

Rent comes first.

Cable
Internet
Cell phones
New cars
Eating out
New clothes
Vacations
Jewelry
Tattoos. ......

All come last.

America is a 3rd world country.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 73120551

What about cigarettes, booze and pot?
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 80614840


In Oklahoma you can grow your own marijuana and even sell the marijuana you grow as well. This is a great way to supplement your income.
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Re: Minimum wage workers can't afford rent anywhere in America
If you are over 17 and don't possess the skills to make more than minimum wage...you should have paid attention in school!
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are you actually ignorant enough to think there's enough non-minimum wage jobs for every Adult in the country? Who wasn't paying attention in school now?
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ohyeah

That second AC probably believed that nonsensical propaganda in their high school years. "If I go to college or a university I will be better than those filthy minimum wage losers!" Only on the surface do such people seem to be vastly superior to any poor people. In reality, nearly all of them are some of the biggest scumbag losers on Earth. I do not feel sorry for the educated idiots out there.
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Re: Minimum wage workers can't afford rent anywhere in America
I'm a property manager and my boss just raised rent to $1000.00 a month. I told him the apartment was not worth it. I'm honest...he said hey that's the average price of a rental around here...I mean yeah but no...it's Buffalo true South buffalo...but still Buffalo man...I mean it's nice to a point...area is nice low crime...but I don't want to sell it at that price...he said he won't hold me responsible if units go unrented because they won't. I said they might at that price... blink
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I'm a property manager and my boss just raised rent to $1000.00 a month. I told him the apartment was not worth it. I'm honest...he said hey that's the average price of a rental around here...I mean yeah but no...it's Buffalo true South buffalo...but still Buffalo man...I mean it's nice to a point...area is nice low crime...but I don't want to sell it at that price...he said he won't hold me responsible if units go unrented because they won't. I said they might at that price... blink
 Quoting: Angelseverywhere


Do you abide by that "You must earn twice (or triple) the amount you are renting" thing, Angelseverywhere? That is true for every local apartment complex.
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Perhaps a 2nd job would make up the difference
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Re: Minimum wage workers can't afford rent anywhere in America
Well in the real world you have to eliminate bills in the order of priority to make ends meet.

Rent comes first.

Cable
Internet
Cell phones
New cars
Eating out
New clothes
Vacations
Jewelry
Tattoos. ......

All come last.

America is a 3rd world country.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 73120551


No, America was ruined by two generations of sociopathic, psychopathic, narcissists(Baby Losers and Gen X). Even with all those things removed, people can't afford rent.

Baby Losers have been bitching for decades that the cost of living in America is "too low", so worked tirelessly to both increase the cost of living, and decrease wages.

It is a narcissism problem. Eliminate the narcissists, and the problems go away.
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Re: Minimum wage workers can't afford rent anywhere in America
I'm a property manager and my boss just raised rent to $1000.00 a month. I told him the apartment was not worth it. I'm honest...he said hey that's the average price of a rental around here...I mean yeah but no...it's Buffalo true South buffalo...but still Buffalo man...I mean it's nice to a point...area is nice low crime...but I don't want to sell it at that price...he said he won't hold me responsible if units go unrented because they won't. I said they might at that price... blink
 Quoting: Angelseverywhere


Do you abide by that "You must earn twice (or triple) the amount you are renting" thing, Angelseverywhere? That is true for every local apartment complex.
 Quoting: darkwolf007


Yeah I've worked in Property Management for 8 years and never heard of that. I make salary...I don't do that bad...it could be better... lol
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You double up and live in a room in someones home or a cheap hotel. I stayed in such a place yesterday somewhere in Missorri, just a decreped old Motel with dirty rooms, but the little room had a comfy double bed, stove, fridge, separate sink and microwave, working AC., bathroom with a tub. Lots of junkie locals and journymen were living there. You rent it, ask permission to paint and clean it up yourself, and you're all set. Owning a home or renting a huge apartment is overrated. I still miss my 300 sq ft split studio in NYC.
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They should learn some skills and move up in life. Meanwhile get a couple of room mates.
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Re: Minimum wage workers can't afford rent anywhere in America
I'm a property manager and my boss just raised rent to $1000.00 a month. I told him the apartment was not worth it. I'm honest...he said hey that's the average price of a rental around here...I mean yeah but no...it's Buffalo true South buffalo...but still Buffalo man...I mean it's nice to a point...area is nice low crime...but I don't want to sell it at that price...he said he won't hold me responsible if units go unrented because they won't. I said they might at that price... blink
 Quoting: Angelseverywhere


Do you abide by that "You must earn twice (or triple) the amount you are renting" thing, Angelseverywhere? That is true for every local apartment complex.
 Quoting: darkwolf007


Yeah I've worked in Property Management for 8 years and never heard of that. I make salary...I don't do that bad...it could be better... lol
 Quoting: Angelseverywhere


Maybe that "rule" I described is Texas specific for all I know. I do not know. I just know I did legitimately go around to as many of the apartment complexes in my town several years ago trying to find a place I could afford. I could not afford anything due to that "rule".
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