posted on Jul, 24 2008 @ 08:42 PM
To the OP, I understand where you are coming from. I understand that people should get an education instead of relying on the minimum wage to go up to
live on. But you do have to understand, regarding the person with 6 kids, maybe it wasn't her choice to have six kids, maybe her husband is abusive
and rapes her, thus the 6 kids, thus not her choice. You should remember that not every marriage or relationship is civil and equal. There are people
out there that do this and has have this happened to them. For those people who are vicitms, they feel like they have no choice, they stay with their
partner because they are either scared or they financially depend on them. I feel like everyone does need college education to survive, but for many
they don't have the money to go to college or maybe their parents have died or are not allowed to work and they have to support their family. There
are reasonable reasons why these things happen to people. Coming from a person that lives in Hawaii, I think our minimum wage is $7.25 or $7.50, and
with gasoline prices so high, people are stuggling. At 22 years old, I have an Associates Degree, with half of my Bachelors finished, I feel like I
have more education and experience then others do that are out there in the workforce and within the past 6 months I have not been able to find a job.
I have applied to over 30 jobs, and with my experience and education I haven't gotten one yet. With response to the minimum wage, when the minimum
wage goes up, everything else goes up, thus the minimum wage goes up, and thus the vicious circle. I don't want it to seem like I am attacking the
OP, I just want to shed some light from my opinion.