originally posted by: Sillyolme
a reply to: Hscore
That is so not true. Where are you getting your information? You're making it up that's where.
The part about democrats not leaving their porches and taxpayer subsidies is simply derisive, biased garbage, but the part about adults working at
McDonald's to feed their families is absolutely, 100% true. And they're rarely given more than 25-30 hours per week, which means no insurance or
retirement benefits. No sick time or vacation time. Nothing. In this city, of four million, this is a harsh reality for a great number of people.
At $10.00 per hour, that's $250-300 per week. $1000-1200 per month...before
any taxes. Average 2br apartment in the cheapest part of town runs
about $850 per month. Utilities at minimum $100 per month. Average car payment is $300-400 per month...if your credit is decent. Auto coverage on a
lien will probably run about $80 per month. Renters insurance (required) is around $30 per month. So, if a person is making $1200 per month before
taxes, obviously they're already at a huge deficit.
So they get a second job, at Wendy's. But now they've got to have daycare because they're working round the clock. At minimum, that is $150 per week.
So another $600 per month. That is not a typo. The person is literally working another 30hr/week job...to pay for child care. The marginal amount left
over now has to go for cheap food and gas. There is nothing left over for leisure activities, or clothing, or school expenses, or anything.
The above scenario describes the lives of far more people than one in which no one works more than 40hrs per week, all the bills are paid, everyone
has their basic needs fully met, there's good food on the table every night and a nice savings account tucked away just in case. That's what most
hardworking Americans are out there busting their asses to strive for. Yet people who live in comfort take it for granted to the point of looking down
upon those who don't. To say that is disheartening would be an understatement.
The OP is reaching to be clever, but the reality is that aside from all the juvenile behavior this election has engendered, there is a real issue
here...one of the main reasons that people dread the idea of a Trump regime. If so much ignorance already abounds regarding the financial state of the
people in this country, how much worse will it be with a President who openly mocks the less fortunate while ostensibly trying to secure a vote from
those same people to get elected in the first place? He doesn't need Hillary to troll him...he does a fine job of that all by himself. And Hillary is
not faring much better either, with all her bizarre behavior.
People are so focused on keeping score and getting in little digs and jabs. It's all that seems to matter in this election. And the ongoing, daily
struggle of people all over the country simply to have a roof over their heads and food to give their children takes a back seat to all this contrived
soap opera drama. It really is just a big, childish popularity contest.
And yes, there are people...from every
political affiliation...who don't care to get out and work, who are content to collect benefits and live
in subsidized housing on the taxpayers' dime. That other poster is partially right about that...although of course democrats were mentioned as an
insult, which is utter bullsnip, but that's the spirit of the thread, so...
But even with the rampant abuse of welfare in some areas, the vast majority of people receiving assistance are doing so because they cannot survive
otherwise. These people need to stop worrying about trolling each other and start talking about how they're going to best serve the interests of the
people in this country, especially in light of all the whispers about the state of the global economy. But somehow, I have the feeling that I
shouldn't hold my breath any time soon.