Page 7 of 11 FirstFirst ... 56789 ... LastLast
Results 61 to 70 of 109

Thread: #LivetheWage

  1. #61
    Educator Meadowlark's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2014
    Last Seen
    10-31-16 @ 02:50 PM
    Gender
    Lean
    Undisclosed
    Posts
    750

    Re: #LivetheWage

    What she hasn't considered is the staples it takes for these meals.

    Milk - for the cereal
    Butter or Jam for the muffin if so desired
    Mayo
    Mustard
    Bread or Buns for the Chicken sandwich and hotdogs (or use the english muffins)
    Salad Dressing

    And if she wants any kind of flavor in her egg and chicken salad she'll need onions and celery

    Things start to add up quickly

  2. #62
    Professor
    Baralis's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2009
    Location
    MO
    Last Seen
    12-05-17 @ 03:53 AM
    Gender
    Lean
    Independent
    Posts
    2,394
    Blog Entries
    1

    Re: #LivetheWage

    If she needs any pointers I would be happy to assist her. $77 a week would be luxurious in comparison to what I have. After rent and utilities (a friend pays my Internet so I can communicate with him) I live on $60 or less per month. Id like to see her try eating on < $1.50 a day and see how she coped.

    I do not believe these people can truly appreciate the hardships that people in poverty live with. Living it for a week will not give an accurate portrayal of what it is really like. I can cope with almost anything for a week but let me tell you when you can only afford a handful of foods and you eat the the same things every day for years it is a much different experience. Gosh how I would love to have a cheeseburger or a steak again lol. Also living with the knowledge that if your car breaks down or your shoes wear out that you will be going even hungrier for weeks or months so that you can fix/replace these things, that adds a tremendous amount of stress into your life.

  3. #63
    Basketball Nerd
    StillBallin75's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2011
    Location
    Vilseck, Germany
    Last Seen
    12-10-17 @ 07:52 AM
    Gender
    Lean
    Progressive
    Posts
    21,896

    Re: #LivetheWage

    Quote Originally Posted by Cardinal View Post
    Throw in just one health emergency or car breakdown and bam, you're toast. There's also the awesome bank overdraft fee circle cluster**** that every poor person is intimately familiar with.
    Great point.
    Nobody who wins a war indulges in a bifurcated definition of victory. War is a political act; victory and defeat have meaning only in political terms. A country incapable of achieving its political objectives at an acceptable cost is losing the war, regardless of battlefield events.

    Bifurcating victory (e.g. winning militarily, losing politically) is a useful salve for defeated armies. The "stab in the back" narrative helped take the sting out of failure for German generals after WWI and their American counterparts after Vietnam.

    All the same, it's nonsense. To paraphrase Vince Lombardi, show me a political loser, and I'll show you a loser.
    - Colonel Paul Yingling

  4. #64
    Sage
    Cephus's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2007
    Location
    CA
    Last Seen
    Today @ 11:16 AM
    Gender
    Lean
    Slightly Conservative
    Posts
    29,804

    Re: #LivetheWage

    Quote Originally Posted by Muhammed View Post
    Assuming 3 meals per day, that works out to 38 cents per meal. What are you feeding your kids?
    Bah, I hate it when the forum isn't working correctly, it kept crashing when I was trying to post a reply. Anyhow, I made a mistake, I said $132-138 a month, I meant a week. My bad.
    There is nothing demonstrably true that religion can provide the world that cannot be achieved more rationally through entirely secular means.

    Blog me! YouTube me! VidMe me!

  5. #65
    Outer space potato man

    Join Date
    Feb 2010
    Last Seen
    12-16-17 @ 11:29 PM
    Gender
    Lean
    Undisclosed
    Posts
    51,849

    Re: #LivetheWage

    Quote Originally Posted by Cephus View Post
    Bah, I hate it when the forum isn't working correctly, it kept crashing when I was trying to post a reply. Anyhow, I made a mistake, I said $132-138 a month, I meant a week. My bad.
    **** I need to call CPS back...
    He touched her over her bra and underpants, she says, and guided her hand to touch him over his underwear
    Quote Originally Posted by Lutherf View Post
    We’ll say what? Something like “nothing happened” ... Yeah, we might say something like that.

  6. #66
    Sage
    mike2810's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2010
    Location
    arizona
    Last Seen
    Today @ 01:44 AM
    Gender
    Lean
    Independent
    Posts
    15,043

    Re: #LivetheWage

    Quote Originally Posted by Baralis View Post
    If she needs any pointers I would be happy to assist her. $77 a week would be luxurious in comparison to what I have. After rent and utilities (a friend pays my Internet so I can communicate with him) I live on $60 or less per month. Id like to see her try eating on < $1.50 a day and see how she coped.

    I do not believe these people can truly appreciate the hardships that people in poverty live with. Living it for a week will not give an accurate portrayal of what it is really like. I can cope with almost anything for a week but let me tell you when you can only afford a handful of foods and you eat the the same things every day for years it is a much different experience. Gosh how I would love to have a cheeseburger or a steak again lol. Also living with the knowledge that if your car breaks down or your shoes wear out that you will be going even hungrier for weeks or months so that you can fix/replace these things, that adds a tremendous amount of stress into your life.
    Been there, done that.

    Heck there was time I lived in the back of my truck. I took action to improve my situation. Didn't happen over night. But eventually I had a good career and could retire.
    Took over 4 fours after college to land a permanent job. Some how I stayed out of debt by living within my means. Yes, it’s a tough life on low wages. Yet it can be done. Never considered myself poor even back then.

  7. #67
    Sage
    Cephus's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2007
    Location
    CA
    Last Seen
    Today @ 11:16 AM
    Gender
    Lean
    Slightly Conservative
    Posts
    29,804

    Re: #LivetheWage

    Quote Originally Posted by Deuce View Post
    three meals a day? Well la dee dah mister moneybags here sure feeds his kids a lot.
    The other thing that people need to consider is that people making that little, their kids typically are fed by the schools, both breakfast and lunch, therefore reducing the amount of money, at least on school days, that they need to worry about. Just something else to think about.
    There is nothing demonstrably true that religion can provide the world that cannot be achieved more rationally through entirely secular means.

    Blog me! YouTube me! VidMe me!

  8. #68
    Sage
    Cephus's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2007
    Location
    CA
    Last Seen
    Today @ 11:16 AM
    Gender
    Lean
    Slightly Conservative
    Posts
    29,804

    Re: #LivetheWage

    Quote Originally Posted by mike2810 View Post
    Been there, done that.

    Heck there was time I lived in the back of my truck. I took action to improve my situation. Didn't happen over night. But eventually I had a good career and could retire.
    Took over 4 fours after college to land a permanent job. Some how I stayed out of debt by living within my means. Yes, it’s a tough life on low wages. Yet it can be done. Never considered myself poor even back then.
    People really have to get out there and work hard and make something of themselves. I haven't had a minimum wage job since I was 16. I worked my ass off and got the maximum raises that I was ever up for, I got promoted in every job I ever had and by the time I was 18, the company I worked for was itching for me to move up into management and I've never done less since. The idea that anyone out there ought to be living on a minimum wage job for long, or trying to raise a family on one except in extreme economic downturns, is absurd. People are just doing it wrong.
    There is nothing demonstrably true that religion can provide the world that cannot be achieved more rationally through entirely secular means.

    Blog me! YouTube me! VidMe me!

  9. #69
    Global Moderator
    I'm a Jedi Master, Yo

    CaptainCourtesy's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2006
    Last Seen
    Today @ 02:32 AM
    Gender
    Lean
    Undisclosed
    Posts
    152,802

    Re: #LivetheWage

    Quote Originally Posted by VanceMack View Post
    Behold...the life of the college student. Or your typical single soldier. Or an oil rig worker making 25 an hour.
    All of whom don't have to pay for housing and equipment.
    "Never fear. Him is here" - Captain Chaos (Dom DeLuise), Cannonball Run

    ====||:-D

    Quote Originally Posted by Wiseone View Post
    This is what I hate about politics the most, it turns people in snobbish egotistical self righteous dicks who allow their political beliefs, partisan attitudes, and 'us vs. them' mentality, to force them to deny reality.

    Quote Originally Posted by Navy Pride View Post
    You can't paint everone with the same brush.......It does not work tht way.


    Quote Originally Posted by Wessexman View Post
    See with you around Captain we don't even have to make arguments, as you already know everything .
    Quote Originally Posted by CriticalThought View Post
    Had you been born elsewhere or at a different time you may very well have chosen a different belief system.
    Quote Originally Posted by ernst barkmann View Post
    It a person has faith they dont need to convince another of it, and when a non believer is not interested in listening to the word of the lord, " you shake the dust from your sandels and move on"

  10. #70
    Sage
    cpwill's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2009
    Location
    USofA
    Last Seen
    Yesterday @ 11:40 AM
    Gender
    Lean
    Conservative
    Posts
    57,148

    Re: #LivetheWage

    Quote Originally Posted by sangha View Post
    Your first link doesn't support your first claim.
    Well, let's see if we can do this step by step.

    Quote Originally Posted by sangha
    Quote Originally Posted by cpwill
    5. The fact that minimum wage earners tend to be the second or third incomes in a household.
    I've seen no evidence that either one of those is true
    Your first link doesn't support your first claim
    Now, in your world, would you say that 63% is greater than half? Or less than half?

    2) The fact that there are a lot of public assistance programs does not mean that they are all available to those who earn minimum wage
    you are correct. some of them are available (for example), only to those who the minimum wage has made unemployable.

    However, you are creating a strawman, since I did not argue that there were precisely 126 programs designed to help those who were poor, but rather:

    Quote Originally Posted by cpwill
    An endless array of government programs providing support to those who are not.
    Which agreeably isn't to be taken literally to mean "infinite", but rather "ridiculously many".

Page 7 of 11 FirstFirst ... 56789 ... LastLast

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •