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    Re: Can you live on Minimum Wage

    Quote Originally Posted by lpast View Post
    Did he live with you...or did he live in the bayou on a canoe :P lol
    he lived in a POS apartment complex with door-to-door crack dealers and hookers.
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    Re: Can you live on Minimum Wage

    Quote Originally Posted by GEIxBattleRifle View Post
    In USA

    Minimum Wage= Teenagers or a secondary job

    Mid or High Wage= Where you wanna be trust me

    That was refuted earlier in the thread:


    Quote Originally Posted by Catawba View Post
    There are 4 people for every job opening, which shows that lack of job skills is not the main problem, and because of this, more and more overqualified adults and full-time workers are only being paid minimum wage.

    For Each U.S. Job Opening, 4.6 Unemployed

    "As an increasing number of workers take on low-wage jobs, poverty in the United States has increased: In 2005, 12.6% of Americans were living in poverty, compared to 15.7% this year (almost 50 million citizens)–the highest rate of poverty since 1965. Raising the minimum wage to a living wage would hopefully help to reverse this trend."
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    Re: Can you live on Minimum Wage

    Yah rising minimum wage would help $7.25 an hour ain't gonna cut it anymore

    Wanna live a decent life get a mid or high wage job like I said already

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    Re: Can you live on Minimum Wage

    Quote Originally Posted by Aderleth View Post
    Ha. That's about what the weather's like here at the moment. Mn is a whole different world. I got really tired of the -15f daytime temps for weeks on end.
    The difference is you can still stuff at -26C (like see how far you can slide a car in a parking lot) whereas at 30C you just want to die.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 0bserver92 View Post
    The difference is you can still stuff at -26C (like see how far you can slide a car in a parking lot) whereas at 30C you just want to die.
    Eh. I used to live in LA, and I remember the summer months sucking a little (weather wise), but for the most part I'll take a generally temperate climate with occasional bouts of unpleasant warmth over genuinely cold weather any day of the week.

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    Re: Can you live on Minimum Wage

    Quote Originally Posted by GEIxBattleRifle View Post
    Yah rising minimum wage would help $7.25 an hour ain't gonna cut it anymore

    Wanna live a decent life get a mid or high wage job like I said already

    Wanna tell us how everyone does that when there are way more people than there are jobs that pay above minimum wage?
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    Re: Can you live on Minimum Wage

    Quote Originally Posted by Aderleth View Post
    Eh. I used to live in LA, and I remember the summer months sucking a little (weather wise), but for the most part I'll take a generally temperate climate with occasional bouts of unpleasant warmth over genuinely cold weather any day of the week.
    Montreal is a nice and cheap place to live where in the winter it only averages -10C as long as you don't mind French.

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    Re: Can you live on Minimum Wage

    Quote Originally Posted by lpast View Post
    Can you live on minimum wage or even up to 50% more than the minimum wage, before you decide read this article and look the map.
    I am looking for another easier to read graph that shows apt costs in every state which in turn shows that at minimum wage FULL time workers cant pay for an apt
    Also keep in mind most Minimum wage and low wage earners are part timers <walmarts>


    Rent Affordability on Minimum Wage - NYTimes.com
    Seems to me there was a thread about this here before...unless I'm mistaken and actually saw it in another forum.

    Anyway, there were two objections to this graphic and the article:

    1. Rents vary in any location. It's entirely possible to secure housing at less than whatever amount the article comes up with. That kind of negates the stated hours required.

    2. I haven't read this whole thread, but as Tigger says...minimum wage is not intended to be a living wage. For that reason, the article is disingenuous.

    So it goes.
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    Re: Can you live on Minimum Wage

    Quote Originally Posted by Mycroft View Post
    Seems to me there was a thread about this here before...unless I'm mistaken and actually saw it in another forum.

    Anyway, there were two objections to this graphic and the article:

    1. Rents vary in any location. It's entirely possible to secure housing at less than whatever amount the article comes up with. That kind of negates the stated hours required.

    2. I haven't read this whole thread, but as Tigger says...minimum wage is not intended to be a living wage. For that reason, the article is disingenuous.

    So it goes.

    Conditions have changed. There are 4 times as many people as there are jobs openings. Way more than that if you look at just the jobs openings that pay more than minimum wage. So, we either agree to a living wage, or taxpayers agree to pay more in welfare to those for whom there are no jobs or are paid substandard wages by employers.

    Do you have another alternative?

    Keep in mind also, there would be no better way of stimulating the economy than raising the minimum wage to a living wage.
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    Can you live on Minimum Wage

    Quote Originally Posted by 0bserver92 View Post
    Montreal is a nice and cheap place to live where in the winter it only averages -10C as long as you don't mind French.
    A good friend of mine from law school grew up in Montreal. He speaks highly of it. On the other hand he does live here now.

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