It looks like you're using an Ad Blocker.
Please white-list or disable AboveTopSecret.com in your ad-blocking tool.
Some features of ATS will be disabled while you continue to use an ad-blocker.
originally posted by: Justaposter
Oh such a young one you are. If you were were actually all growed up, you would realize that sometimes you do what you have to do. PERIOD.
Explain to me how "valuable on the job experience' didn't happen?
originally posted by: burdman30ott6
a reply to: MystikMushroom
You keep posting that, almost as if you're trying to convince yourself of it, too. I'm not buying it.
The community has perhaps suffered the most and has been it's biggest toll on human beings. We need community as a species and yet it's very hard to find one. Even in the last bastion of "community" - churches, you are hard pressed to find a true community as most have turned into places to network for political and business contacts.
originally posted by: burchfield
Listen people, when you do not make enough the goverment steps in with YOUR tax dollars and subsidies that person ( welfare, food stamps, insurance ect ect) That is Corporate Welfare. The rich keep money and tax payers make up the difference. So keeping the minimum wage low causes that and rich keep getting richer and the largest seperation of wealth in the history of the world is what your left with. Minimum Wage should follow inflation at a minimum. Around $11 bucks as of today.
Why does the economy boom several years after wage increase if it's so horrible.... Turn off Fox and Friends and use your head and do some research.
originally posted by: sociolpath
Monthly Living wage, bare minimum in US:
1 bedroom apartment rent: $600
Electric bill: $50 ($120 in winter if electric heat.)
Cell phone $45
Car insurance: $75
Car fuel/oil: $100
Total monthly: $1,020
So considering you make the 29 hours a week and work 4 weeks a month at $10 an hour that's $1,160 a month. In my state they tax 20% out of your paycheck.
$1,160 -20% = $928 monthly income
WE ARE STILL SHORT 40 OR SO DOLLARS TO PAY THE BASIC LIVING EXPENSES!
in the USA nobody will hire you without a PHONE, and "RELIABLE TRANSPORTATION" unless you are fortunate enough to live within walking or biking/public transit of the job.
Pull a second job, they take out %20 from that paycheck. You now being taxed 40% of your income if you have two jobs that's why they are a burn out and not many people can pull off two jobs at once.
originally posted by: Puppylove
a reply to: smirkley
So you think working two jobs should be a requirement to making a living wage?
Tired of this thread and the nonsense, it's like watching Jerry #ing Springer...