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If you worked a full-time job at $10 an hour all year long with two weeks off, you would make approximately $20,000. This should tell you something about the quality of the jobs that our economy is producing at this point.
And of course the numbers above are only for those that are actually working. As I discussed just recently, there are 7.9 million working age Americans that are “officially unemployed” right now and another 94.7 million working age Americans that are considered to be “not in the labor force”. When you add those two numbers together, you get a grand total of 102.6 million working age Americans that do not have a job right now.
originally posted by: Puppylove
I will never agree more than 40 hours should be necessary to afford a roof over your head, healthy food, phone, car, insurance and some entertainments. Anyone who tells you otherwise is trying to use you.
It may BE necessary but it shouldn't be.
originally posted by: NightSkyeB4Dawn
a reply to: WCmutant
Haven't we become a nation of consumers?
I imagine it getting worse as we produce little, and we spend well above our means.
Americans are going to have to give up that keeping up with the Jones mentality, and stop thinking their worth is determined by stuff, especially when you stop and think about the fact that most of that stuff, will likely be in self storage containers, or a landfill, in less than five years.