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yes I do1
This depends on how much you make whether its hourly or salary, and the cost of living in your area. You still work 40 hours a week and just bareky have enough to cover rent.
I agree with the concept, i dont necessarily agree with the wording.
Yes, I agree with this. Unfortunately, not everyone gets the salary they deserve.
Unless they getting paid $1 an hour it ain't no way lol
I said No because this is not a true statement. The national minimum wage is $7.25 per hour.
7.25 x 40 hrs = $290.00
$290 x 52 weeks = $15,080
The national poverty level for 2016 is $11,770
$15,080 - $11,770 = $3,310 ABOVE the national poverty line.
Several state have a higher minimum wage while the national poverty level is the same in all states.
That was one of Barry Sander's campaign slogans. He was banking on younger people not bothering to do the math and vote for him.
No, for a couple reasons.
First, people should be allowed to work for any rate they can negotiate and agree to.
Second, the poverty level is a joke. There may be a few exceptions in some very expensive areas, but for the most part that poverty level is a joke. That is not poverty and should not be called that. Anyone who can't live with that much income is doing something wrong.
What do you mean, that is are you saying that we should not be below the poverty line as in we are and its wrong, or are you saying that its impossible to be below the poverty line while working 40 hours a week? Because I would agree with the former and disagree with the latter.
Then how will the great US of A thrive. How will that 1% be satisfied if they don't got their hands in your pocket
People should be payed based on their contributions to society. Sadly this isn't always the case i. e. teachers. I personally believe that if you are doing a job that an elementary schooler could do then you probably don't deserve to make 40k a year or whatever the poverty line is today.
I believe that we should make it easier for people to access the education needed to get a higher paying career instead of making it easier for people to live off of the lowest paying jobs.
40 hours a week isn't even a lot.. No one who is successful works less than 60 hours a week and most do more than that.
If you keep raising the minimum wage you will just price people with no real skills out of the job market. At first you will see high schoolers at work getting replaced then people who work full time will lose their job.
The minimum wage in my state is 7.25 an hour but many people want to raise it to 15.00 an hour. If you're making 10.00 an hour, 2.75 more than the minimum wage, and the minimum wage gets raised 15.00. If your employer cannot pay you the new wage, then you will get laid off and your new wage will be 0.00 an hour!
Why would anyone work 40 hours a week to be below a genuine poverty line? You can limbo that bastard without having to wake up early!
Fuck no. If you work a minimum wage job full time you should be below the poverty level. Those jobs do not exist for someone to make a life out of.
Agree but unfortunately it's not always the case
Do you want to kill the economy?
what you might feel is fair has no bearing on what the state of the world can actually support. What is actually viable is a whole other conversation
It's one of those things where if you think with your heart you would say yeah but if you think with your brain you more often than not would say no.
What a crook one should be not to agree?
absolutely. nobody who works 40 hours deserves to be below the poverty line
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