For the sake of this discussion let's say they actually do get $11 an hour and 40 hrs. per week, which we all know is often not the case.
In the US, take out atleast 30% in taxes......that leaves them netting about $1248 a month, now depending on where you live, just the most basic
housing, and utilities is going to cost you at least $1000 a mn., and that's if your lucky, then throw in gas and maintaining a vechicle, at least
another $50 a week, again I am estimating low.
Now they are left with $48 dollars to pay for food, healthcare, and anything else they may need, which will again be taxed, except food.......at
least not directly, but that's another subject. Now put kids in this situation and a single parent is in an impossible position...yeah, yeah, those
"stupid people should have gone to college, and not had children".......but it's way more complicated then that.
I was lucky enough to go to college, with help from my family, and made considerably more then the $14,976 per year a full time Wal-Mart employee
would make, and making ends meet was still hard, especially if something unexpected gets thrown in the mix....I blame the corporate greed that has
taken over America, and perhaps much of the World, from every possible direction.
As long as people are willing to accept that a "business man", I say crook, should be allowed to make millions of dollars by making a phone call
trading and "gambling" with stocks, bonds, commodities, interest rates, you name it... that is highly unethical, and then the people take the HIT
when their schemes finally crash... we're in trouble....but hey, much of this is "legal"
You can bet though, lol, and it is by design IMO, that if YOU have an unpaid, unreasonable traffic ticket your ass will be thrown in jail...and just
for fun, some extra fee's will be heaped on, because, hey you couldn't afford it to begin with you "deadbeat"...you paid your rent and ate
instead, "you lazy bastard"...and you "Dared" to drive to work still...catch a bus "scumbag"......totally obscene..and more than sad...