Those so called poor people in this country still have color TV's, cell phones, pagers, air conditioning, many have computers and now can live off the taxpayers for 2 years with unemployment benefits. Quite frankly I am getting sick and tired of the entitlement mentality you and others exert here and total lack of understanding of personal responsibility. You don't seem to get it, business is not in business to employ you or anyone else nor to provide you with whatever wage you need to live on. You like me when I started out need to adjust your living expenses to the wages you are paid and not demand more simply because you want something else to buy.
You don't seem to have any problem with someone else paying for that which you think you need. Pretty simple, you don't want to buy your contraceptives, don't have sex or live with the consequences if you choose to have sex.
You always broad brush everything, any idea how many people actually make the federal minimum wage and who those people are? Don't you think you should find out before spouting your opinions?