reply to post by phroziac
You're fairly lucky. We pay 1400 each month for rent, which I share with family, AND it would technically take 3 low wage incomes to support, not 2,
like we have, and huge utlities though its not that cold in the winter. Its a very old house too. We got 2 cats to deal with vermin the land lord
wouldn't. But of course 7 people in the house who eat healhty, spend more like 1400/month food and vitamins. And we only eat chicken and snack for
supper half the time, ie, sandwiches, or cereal. We do not provide 3 square meals a day.
Here motels by the month are about that cost if they're run down, the nicer units are more like 1000 a month in off seasons.
My friend from Hungary who worked at Kentucky Fried Chicken just under the hours needed, for good benefits, was living in a townhouse for 700 a
month, now that is more like 1000 a month itself, and didn't have enough for food, finally had to accept social services to be topped up, now she
worked nearly full time. I was giving her children peanut butter and jam sandwhiches because her daughter was eating flour and sugar until she
returned, hoping she could steal the stuff they legally have to throw out at the end of the day.
Also, there is a lot of prejudice against 3 kids, or more. Imagine so many complaints on kids who weren't little computer nerds and skate boarded or
played outside, barefoot in the summer (we always are), so that she ended up so upset she rented the two bedroom kitchensuite and crammed into the
Too many kids for the strata councils of a townhouse and their snotty attitudes but not too many for a tiny motel room that ended up costing the same.
Good system eh!
Working poor or non working poor all treated like crap by the system.
edit on 6-9-2012 by Unity_99 because: (no reason given)