National debt clock
The estimated population of the United States is 311,632,432
so each citizen's share of this debt is $48,087.90.
The National Debt has continued to increase an average of
$3.98 billion per day since September 28, 2007!
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The current salary (2011) for rank-and-file members of the House and Senate is $174,000 per year.
while this is
US department of labor min. wage
The federal minimum wage provisions are contained in the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). The federal minimum wage is $7.25 per hour effective July
24, 2009. Many states also have minimum wage laws. Some state laws provide greater employee protections; employers must comply with both.
(7.25 x 40 x 52) x .7 = 10,556 ( min. wage times 40 hours times weeks in a year)
you lose 30% in taxes
note most minimum wage workers do not get full 40 companies will not have to pay benefits if not full time
Federal poverty guidelines
the numbers are there...
$10890 at 100% one person... use their graphs and calculate where you are at...
Now lets look at what I found....do the cost
One bed room apt. $500 a month
Cheapest house is about the same...
$6000.00 a year
$100.00 in gas a month (fill a ten gallon three times)
$1800.00 a year
I can replace all four tires for about $80.00 total... I would say about once a year
14.25 for inspection
65.00 for registration
$159.25 car cost bare basics total
leaves you with $2596.75
With this as an individual.....
You have to have clothes for work...
I can get about ten pairs of pants (mix jeans and slacks)
same for shirts
one pack of walmart ten pairs was 7.95
Underwear at walmart was 11.92
plus 5.00 for a new pair of clearance shoes
64.87... using military standards of replacement of twice a year
129.74 ring me out
now the fun part.... you have to have clean clothes for work....
washing every two weeks at 30.00 a shot (including cost of soap and transportation)
thats 60 a month and 720 a year
1747.01 a year left... wait thats right we have to eat...
145.58 a month left to divide on to food....
you want to play with the numbers... say you dont need a car...
bus pass is about 40 a month
mind this adds about two hours in transportation time to your day
buses dont run on certain days at certain stops
dont get sick at all
no hair cuts or fingernail clippers...
deodorant shampoo toothpaste ect... (they are not free)
I could go on and on... the idea is it does not work out well for the american public.... add children ( who are short term liabilities in this
equation.... You want it by the numbers) A spouse... not to mention elderly
I believe they have a right to be mad... I am when I am lied to...
Why is a high school diploma not enough to get good paying jobs?
The dream is what fills up the stinky hand in that old proverb over which hand fills up first....
So it seems to me that when asked if the tea party or OWS is right I say they both are... everyone has been lied to...
I hate to say this is that while well thought and a good straw argument it reminds me of something most southerners know about numbers and so called
facts.... They can be used and twisted to make it appear that a certain group of people are subhuman and should just be punished... It sounds very
Stanford Prison Experiment
The Stanford prison experiment was a study of the psychological effects of becoming a prisoner or prison guard. The experiment was conducted from
August 14th-20th, 1971, by a team of researchers led by psychology professor Philip Zimbardo at Stanford University. It was funded by a grant from
the US Office of Naval Research and was of interest to both the US Navy and Marine Corps in order to determine the causes of conflict between
military guards and prisoners.
These type of people....
This whole unreasoned shout out at "Well look here they rape pillage and plunder, oh and on Sunday they speed in the school zone"....
These whole set reminds me of the garbage threw at the Tea party when it started...
both sides seem to be getting played and I get to see it...