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Old 07-18-2013, 02:22 PM   #16
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In what sh!tty town do you live in where the $ sign comes after the amount?

and thats the important part?

I think a cheap insurance is a great business idea, but I would need some vary powerful backup.
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Old 07-18-2013, 03:51 PM   #17
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the rent may be for a single room. i'd be paying $166 per month for health insurance if it wasn't for my work....
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Old 07-18-2013, 04:14 PM   #18
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Just work 150 hour weeks and dont eat and its pretty easy.
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Old 07-18-2013, 04:16 PM   #19
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the rent may be for a single room. i'd be paying $166 per month for health insurance if it wasn't for my work....

It depends where you live. You can get a 1 BR apartment in Pittsburgh for around $600. It won't be a very nice place but that price would give you acceptable living conditions just outside the city limits.
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Im working 30 h a day to make a living yo

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Old 07-18-2013, 04:57 PM   #21
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OP is Canadian
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Everyone is discussing how it works in the US...

I don't really think any sensible conclusions will come of this.
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Old 07-18-2013, 06:07 PM   #22
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Old 07-18-2013, 07:31 PM   #23
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I made less than 6 dollars an hour working at Kmart in the 90s. But that was long ago. I do know people making 8.50 and dont get full time hours who live on their own though.

Its not as impossible as its made out to be. Especially when you get like 210 a month in food stamps. It can be done without foodstamps once you have a car paid off.

But so many people on that level of pay will throw money away on drugs and 120 a month phone plans they end up not being able to make it on their own.

Properly done....its hard NOT to be able to get by in america. You just have little hope of doing more than continuing to exist.
This is really the only reasonable post in this thread. First off you can get cheaper housing than 600 $ a month almost anywhere in the US. Youd probably have to have room mates a lot of places but its easily possible and I know people who do it. You wouldnt even need 60 hours a week on 7.50 to live off of with government assistance. Youd probably get shit healthcare but the numbers there are really bullshit. People in the US as a whole really just feel entitled. The amount of people I know who complqin about not having enough money to get by but go out and spend frivolously constantly is pathetic.
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Old 07-18-2013, 07:38 PM   #24
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This is really the only reasonable post in this thread. First off you can get cheaper housing than 600 $ a month almost anywhere in the US. Youd probably have to have room mates a lot of places but its easily possible and I know people who do it. You wouldnt even need 60 hours a week on 7.50 to live off of with government assistance. Youd probably get shit healthcare but the numbers there are really bullshit. People in the US as a whole really just feel entitled. The amount of people I know who complqin about not having enough money to get by but go out and spend frivolously constantly is pathetic.

Are you talkin about college students? Whats with the roomates and less than $600 a month talk.

You cant find that in my area. You'd have to move to the city in a bad area. Meaning high crime, violence, drugs. And the building you choose will be one that isnt appealing. Loud music, pests the unwelcome kind not because you are filthy but because there are tenants who are.

Maybe you're generally speaking of a certain age range or whatever. Show me places under $600 in NYC. You cant survive off minimum wage in certain places in this country. Just a fact of life.
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Old 07-18-2013, 07:52 PM   #25
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Are you talkin about college students? Whats with the roomates and less than $600 a month talk.

You cant find that in my area. You'd have to move to the city in a bad area. Meaning high crime, violence, drugs. And the building you choose will be one that isnt appealing. Loud music, pests the unwelcome kind not because you are filthy but because there are tenants who are.

Maybe you're generally speaking of a certain age range or whatever. Show me places under $600 in NYC. You cant survive off minimum wage in certain places in this country. Just a fact of life.
Theres a reason I said almost anywhere, and even in NY you could split a place with 1 or 2 people and get down to at least 600 $. Of course its going to be a shit area though. If youre that poor you should be living in a shit area to save money.
You dont have to be a college student to have roommates obviously.
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Old 07-18-2013, 08:25 PM   #26
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Why dont you just live at home until youre making more than 7.70 per hour?

Not an option? What about taking out a loan and living in a dorm until you get a degree enabling you to make more than 7.70 an hour?

Have a child, cant live in a dorm? Why dont you move in with the person you had a child with and potentially double your household income?
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there's a reason for the fast food strikes going on in your major cities. the backdrop for this is wealth inequality that's skyrocketed to inconceivable levels, paired with a minimum wage that hasn't just failed to keep up with inflation in terms of purchasing power but has actually decreased in real terms. it'd have to be well over $10/h to be on par with 30/40 years ago. this is going on at the same time the financial sector is devastating the world economy, traders are pulling in millions, and executives are making 10x that. if all you can derive from those facts is a bunch of crap about appreciating our cell phones and moving in with our exes, you're naive and/or salty as fk.

blaze summed it up nicely. of course you can survive on america's pitiful minimum wage. you can also survive without any income at all. and none of us could survive if we were tossed back into the stone age. none of that comes close to the point.

if you're forced to stretch yourself thin just to meet basic survival needs, you aren't developing, growing as a person, learning new skills, taking pride in your work, creating. you're just a worn out desperate consuming machine. you're essentially dehumanized and as a result, you're likely never to do anything worth shit.

now a $3 raise in the minimum wage wouldn't change that state of affairs. people are still renting out their time to survive. but it makes it easier and, just speaking in terms of probability, fewer people fall through the cracks (which takes weight off the social safety net). it's also just smart economic policy as a stimulant to demand. the short term repercussions might be hard to swallow, layoffs and such, but there are measures that can be taken to mitigate the cons and enhance the pros. they should be pursued for, in my mind anyway, pretty fking obvious like staring everybody in the face type reasons.

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Old 07-18-2013, 08:34 PM   #27
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I live on $8.25 and it fvcking sucks. Just enough to survive and get my little smoke on.
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Old 07-18-2013, 08:45 PM   #28
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Are you talkin about college students? Whats with the roomates and less than $600 a month talk.

You cant find that in my area. You'd have to move to the city in a bad area. Meaning high crime, violence, drugs. And the building you choose will be one that isnt appealing. Loud music, pests the unwelcome kind not because you are filthy but because there are tenants who are.

Maybe you're generally speaking of a certain age range or whatever. Show me places under $600 in NYC. You cant survive off minimum wage in certain places in this country. Just a fact of life.
If you go to any town/small city in the tristate area you can find apartments for 600 dollar range. You can split up a house or half a house anyway you like and pay much less. Ive lived in NJ houses for 450ish a month that werent in the ghetto at all.
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Old 07-18-2013, 09:05 PM   #29
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Theres a reason I said almost anywhere, and even in NY you could split a place with 1 or 2 people and get down to at least 600 $. Of course its going to be a shit area though. If youre that poor you should be living in a shit area to save money.
You dont have to be a college student to have roommates obviously.

Stop putting the damn $ sign after the amount.

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I'm not for roommates unless its temporary. I need space. Privacy. Also you cant save that much living off $7.70 an hour. It'll take a long time before you have enough to move and upgrade. I just dont see how people do it honestly. It can be done but you really cant enjoy life outside of scratching and clawing to survive. You're one bad financial situation from being screwed. Something as simple as an apartment fire could really f*ck you in the ass. Check this poster out...

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I live on $8.25 and it fvcking sucks. Just enough to survive and get my little smoke on

Granted he could save some money by cutting back his smoking habit. But how long do you think he maintain living off $8.25 before he jumps off the nearest bridge, jumps onto train tracks or cut his wheel into on coming traffic?
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Old 07-18-2013, 09:06 PM   #30
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there's a reason for the fast food strikes going on in your major cities. the backdrop for this is wealth inequality that's skyrocketed to inconceivable levels, paired with a minimum wage that hasn't just failed to keep up with inflation in terms of purchasing power but has actually decreased in real terms. it'd have to be well over $10/h to be on par with 30/40 years ago. this is going on at the same time the financial sector is devastating the world economy, traders are pulling in millions, and executives are making 10x that. if all you can derive from those facts is a bunch of crap about appreciating our cell phones and moving in with our exes, you're naive and/or salty as fk.

blaze summed it up nicely. of course you can survive on america's pitiful minimum wage. you can also survive without any income at all. and none of us could survive if we were tossed back into the stone age. none of that comes close to the point.

if you're forced to stretch yourself thin just to meet basic survival needs, you aren't developing, growing as a person, learning new skills, taking pride in your work, creating. you're just a worn out desperate consuming machine. you're essentially dehumanized and as a result, you're likely never to do anything worth shit.

now a $3 raise in the minimum wage wouldn't change that state of affairs. people are still renting out their time to survive. but it makes it easier and, just speaking in terms of probability, fewer people fall through the cracks (which takes weight off the social safety net). it's also just smart economic policy as a stimulant to demand. the short term repercussions might be hard to swallow, layoffs and such, but there are measures that can be taken to mitigate the cons and enhance the pros. they should be pursued for, in my mind anyway, pretty fking obvious like staring everybody in the face type reasons.

Great points. Totally agree.
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