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    Re: #LivetheWage

    Quote Originally Posted by Redress View Post
    She has sweet potato and baked beans on the menu. It is horrible.
    OMG! We agree! LOL! I hate sweet potatoes and baked beans.

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    Re: #LivetheWage

    Quote Originally Posted by Lutherf View Post
    Poverty in America is different than poverty in the third world. Things like clean, potable running water, electricity, substantial housing, telephone, television and an ample supply of food are taken for granted.

    Other stuff that this charade neglects to include is that minimum wage jobs are supposed to be temporary. If you consider an entry level position to be a career or a ceiling you've sold yourself short. These are supposed to be jobs for people just entering the work force who have other sources of household income.
    It also neglects to mention how few minimum wage workers are actually supporting households.

    Your average minimum wage worker is using that money to supplement what their parents or spouse are making.

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    Re: #LivetheWage

    Quote Originally Posted by VanceMack View Post
    These things are ALL stunts.

    Most of us grew up where we started off making low wages, and yes, even minimum wage. Some of us worked seasonal jobs where they didnt even require minimum wage. Knowing it would be expensive to live, many of us worked two jobs (a full and part time job)to makeends meet. If we were single we got room mates. I played college football with a guy that literally rented a mans converted tool shed. Even when I got my first sheet metal job, I worked a second job. In the military throughout a 20 year career I worked 2 jobs. I never knew ANYONE in my life that got a minimum wage job and felt like they had 'made it' and should be able to live off of that income.

    Its a thing we call 'life'.
    To be upfront, I only made minimum wage during summers while in college. During that time I worked 60-80 hours a week. That allowed me to save enough so I did not have to work during the winter as a I went to a free college.

    Funny thing is, I still averaged approximately 60 hours a week for the 40 years in was in the workforce. Although I did not get paid by the hour. Was very fortunate that I was able to achieve a fair amount while starting out in the lower half of earners.

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    Re: #LivetheWage

    Quote Originally Posted by Josie View Post
    What's amusing is she thinks her menu is horrible. LOL!
    haha I was expecting just ramen noodles.
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    Re: #LivetheWage

    I got through four years of college with Ramen noodles from loose change in my couch cushions.

    Maybe it was five years, but who's counting.

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    Re: #LivetheWage

    Quote Originally Posted by Josie View Post
    Jan Schakowsky, a Congressional member, is beginning her "Live the Wage" menu where she pretends she makes minimum wage and can only eat as much as she can afford. Here is her first menu:

    RE https://twitter.com/janschakowsky/st...78179966078976

    Looks like a normal menu to me. Three meals a day with snacks. No one's starving with that menu.
    I always think those people are screwed up. I listen to a podcast and they were complaining about how hard it would be to eat on the amount of money someone gets for food stamps. They did a stunt where they were going to live for a month on what a family of four could get for food stamps, something like $132-138 a month and they complained the whole time about how hungry they were and how horrible it was and nobody could ever be happy doing that.

    I do it every month! Our typical grocery bills for a family of 4 is right in line with that. We can afford to buy whatever we want, we just don't. They complained most about not being able to afford beer. There's a simple solution to that, don't drink it! I get sick of listening to these liberals whine about how hard things are. They're really not. Maybe they're just spoiled.
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    Re: #LivetheWage

    Quote Originally Posted by Lutherf View Post
    Poverty in America is different than poverty in the third world. Things like clean, potable running water, electricity, substantial housing, telephone, television and an ample supply of food are taken for granted.

    Other stuff that this charade neglects to include is that minimum wage jobs are supposed to be temporary. If you consider an entry level position to be a career or a ceiling you've sold yourself short. These are supposed to be jobs for people just entering the work force who have other sources of household income.
    You'd be amazed how many liberals can't get that through their heads. They think minimum wage jobs are supposed to be living wage jobs that you can raise a family on. They're out of their minds.
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    Re: #LivetheWage

    Quote Originally Posted by TheDemSocialist View Post
    What she isnt taking into factor is 1.)Housing 2.)Bills 3.)Transportation 4.)Medical costs, etc etc
    5) beer, 6) cigarettes, 7) HBO, 8) couple or three nights out at the club per week
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    Re: #LivetheWage

    Quote Originally Posted by Cephus View Post
    You'd be amazed how many liberals can't get that through their heads. They think minimum wage jobs are supposed to be living wage jobs that you can raise a family on. They're out of their minds.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Top Cat View Post
    At least Bill saved his transgressions for grown women. Not suggesting what he did was OK. But he didn't chase 14 year olds.

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    Re: #LivetheWage

    Quote Originally Posted by Josie View Post
    Something is wrong here

    The $77/wk is for all expenses other than housing and taxes. It's not $77 just for food.
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    the vast majority of folks that need healthcare are on Medicare.. both rich and poor..

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