Show me the money $$$

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The House voted to increase the minimum wage to $7.25 per hour.

“You should not be relegated to poverty if you work hard and play by the rules,” said House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer, D-Md.

I believe this paltry increase still keeps the person earning it at poverty level. I mean, WHO can live on $290 per week before taxes working fulltime? That’s $1160 per month before taxes or about $15,000 a year if you don’t take any sickdays or vacation time.

How do they pay for rent, utilities, food… not to mention medicine???

Over the holidays I got sick and purchased $50 worth of medical relief at Walmart’s low, low prices: Bronkaid, Theraflu multi symptom thin strips, Tylenol Cold for severe head congestion, Vicks vapor rub, a box of 280-Kleenex, and Lipton tea.

How does someone earning the minimum wage buy over-the-counter meds?

And I don’t understand why it took ten years to rasie the minimum wage from $5.15 an hour. Think about it… $5.15! That’s a Starbucks Venti Cafe Latte.

Perhaps, if our elected officials made a proper increase to the minimum wage, the governemnt wouldn’t spend so much money on social services to supplement what these families can’t afford.

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3 thoughts on “Show me the money $$$

  1. Funny thing is that most people don’t make minimum wage because employers can’t find anyone worthwhile to work at that measly sum. So, this will probably do nothing to help the poor climb out of poverty.

  2. You’re right, the minimum wage will still be too low. I believe if it was merely adjusted for inflation back when it was initiated, it would be over $9 an hour. That’s still not a lot, but every little bit helps.

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