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For the first time in 11 years, 80 Percent of Americans in their prime are working

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posted on Sep, 6 2019 @ 03:00 PM
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posted on Sep, 6 2019 @ 03:02 PM
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*shrugs* mileage will vary, I can live with my wife and son quite comfortably on 55k a year, a co worker who makes 50k a year is like 900 in the hole every month.

but me my wife and son are all healthy so far, his little girl has cystic Fibrosis so that's a big part of his issues, on the flip side I am paying on a house in Oklahoma and renting a house in south Georgia for now with no outside income help. (we start getting rent in January) we also have little credit card debt.


To long did not read wandered to much what the piss are you talking about...

you cannot just look at average salaries and cost of living because no to people have the exact same situation.



posted on Sep, 6 2019 @ 03:02 PM
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a reply to: SeaWorthy

I was astonished when I heard about the vast difference between my country (Germany) and the USA in not only paid holidays but "bank holidays" (bank = religion?), too, the first time.



posted on Sep, 6 2019 @ 03:03 PM
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originally posted by: InTheLight

originally posted by: LSU2018

originally posted by: InTheLight

originally posted by: Oleandra88
a reply to: InTheLight
So what you are saying is basically this:

Because poor people can get subsidies from the Government, there is a point where you personally say, "I rather stay at home/poor/jobless" before I go working to get just a bit more?

So basically you brush off everything, because it is not enough yet? Not good enough?

Good move, asking a question where you know/make believe that there is no answer to, then using it as a exit point out of the discussion


The only move I made was asking the question "What types of jobs and how much take home pay"? Which nobody has answered yet.

So I sourced the Federal Poverty Level table - can someone tell me if these jobs exceed the poverty level?

www.thebalance.com...


Yes, they exceed the poverty level. You're welcome to provide sources that prove me wrong.


I did, the link is above - it has nothing to do with $ it has to do with many other factors. Click on the link and read it and learn.


I read it. It doesn't explain anything. It's a crap link to a crap site. People live paycheck to paycheck and 75% are poor. Yeah freaking right. I don't think you're dumb enough to believe that #. You might want to believe it, but you're not dumb enough to think it's true.



posted on Sep, 6 2019 @ 03:03 PM
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a reply to: LSU2018
i think that one is simply a socialist and promoting the agenda of the same

no thanks!
we are good



posted on Sep, 6 2019 @ 03:07 PM
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a reply to: InTheLight

Nah, it's not complicated. It's simple. You want to find a reason to disregard people getting jobs.



posted on Sep, 6 2019 @ 03:10 PM
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originally posted by: LSU2018
a reply to: InTheLight

Nah, it's not complicated. It's simple. You want to find a reason to disregard people getting jobs.


Not at all, I want to find out what types of jobs people are getting and if they are ending up being part of the working poor.



posted on Sep, 6 2019 @ 03:10 PM
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a reply to: SeaWorthy

That's odd. I've never seen a US business that didn't have paid holidays and vacation. Interesting graph. Did you get that from Facebook?



posted on Sep, 6 2019 @ 03:12 PM
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originally posted by: LSU2018
a reply to: SeaWorthy

That's odd. I've never seen a US business that didn't have paid holidays and vacation. Interesting graph. Did you get that from Facebook?


Yeah, it is odd - unbelievable.



posted on Sep, 6 2019 @ 03:13 PM
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a reply to: LSU2018



Did you get that from Facebook?

almost made it through the day without spitting out my drink......
almost




posted on Sep, 6 2019 @ 03:13 PM
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originally posted by: Irishhaf
*shrugs* mileage will vary, I can live with my wife and son quite comfortably on 55k a year, a co worker who makes 50k a year is like 900 in the hole every month.

but me my wife and son are all healthy so far, his little girl has cystic Fibrosis so that's a big part of his issues, on the flip side I am paying on a house in Oklahoma and renting a house in south Georgia for now with no outside income help. (we start getting rent in January) we also have little credit card debt.


To long did not read wandered to much what the piss are you talking about...

you cannot just look at average salaries and cost of living because no to people have the exact same situation.


That's right. A lot of people don't live within their means. Since Trump is president, that means "who cares if jobs are highest in 11 years, people don't need to work when they can be unemployed and get assistance."

Yep, no agenda there.



posted on Sep, 6 2019 @ 03:16 PM
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a reply to: LSU2018

So renting a house and doing without is living the dream?



posted on Sep, 6 2019 @ 03:23 PM
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a reply to: shooterbrody

No doubt... No job is a good job. Jobs are evil.



posted on Sep, 6 2019 @ 03:24 PM
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originally posted by: InTheLight

originally posted by: LSU2018
a reply to: InTheLight

Nah, it's not complicated. It's simple. You want to find a reason to disregard people getting jobs.


Not at all, I want to find out what types of jobs people are getting and if they are ending up being part of the working poor.


Who cares what kind of jobs they're getting? FFS, they're earning their own money.



posted on Sep, 6 2019 @ 03:27 PM
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originally posted by: LSU2018
a reply to: SeaWorthy

That's odd. I've never seen a US business that didn't have paid holidays and vacation. Interesting graph. Did you get that from Facebook?


I always link my sourse but I know you never read any information provided by anyone.



posted on Sep, 6 2019 @ 03:34 PM
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originally posted by: SeaWorthy
I always link my sourse but I know you never read any information provided by anyone.

The source you provided on page 2, got Canada's data wrong, so....maybe I shouldn't say wrong, but incomplete.

I honestly don't know how much stock to put into it, and am far to lazy to cross reference/check other countries to see if this was a one country whoops or consistent throughout.



posted on Sep, 6 2019 @ 03:45 PM
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Told ya so.... I see it now!

-90% of Americans are working........But those new jobs are at minimum wage
-95% of Americans are working........But they can't buy a 5 bedroom house
-110% of Americans are working.......But they are working the "graveyard" shift.....(yes they counted the dead ones)



posted on Sep, 6 2019 @ 03:53 PM
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originally posted by: LSU2018

originally posted by: InTheLight

originally posted by: LSU2018
a reply to: InTheLight

Nah, it's not complicated. It's simple. You want to find a reason to disregard people getting jobs.


Not at all, I want to find out what types of jobs people are getting and if they are ending up being part of the working poor.


Who cares what kind of jobs they're getting? FFS, they're earning their own money.


Definitely your government and business leaders don't care.



Almost 80% of US workers live from paycheck to paycheck. Here's why Robert Reich America doesn’t have a jobs crisis. It has a ‘good jobs’ crisis – where too much employment is insecure, and poorly paid


www.theguardian.com...



posted on Sep, 6 2019 @ 04:12 PM
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a reply to: InTheLight

Maybe because a lot of those "good jobs" were in manufacturing and our politicians sold us out and sent them overseas to China.
If only we had an unconventional, non-politician President who would try to do something to bring those jobs back, amirite?



posted on Sep, 6 2019 @ 04:14 PM
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a reply to: LSU2018

Don't count me in with the people you think are stupid.

Look at that graph. The big down turn after eight years of a Republican president. Excess profit taking led to that depression.

Beginning in 09 it began to climb again. It continues climbing past 2017 until now.

How in the world you give credit to Trump for all of this and none to Obama is an absolute mind twist of the highest order.
Yet, you can say that with a straight face. Hey, I got a hurricane map of Alabama I want to sell you.







 
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