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I am a single mother of two girls. No child support. I work 40 hours a week at 8.66 an hour and also take care of my mother who had a stroke a few years ago. I am sooo behind on my bills that everything is in disconnect status. Luckily I have a landlord that works with me and doesn't kick me out when I am 500 dollars short like I am now. I can barely buy gas for my car, let alone clothes for my children. I was going to college full time and now have had to take a break, so that I can find a second part time job or a second full time job. Let me tell you that I am not driving an amazing car. My hair when it gets done my friend does it so it cost me nothing. I have one pair of work pants. I was wearing slippers to work until the toes popped out, Then an amazing person that comes to the store brought me a pair of tennis shoes. I have a zip up sweat shirt that I use as a winter jacket. I live in DENVER! When I actually get a break I feel guilty. SO if I get something I take it back so I can get my kids something. I work my butt off and that is never going to change. I am blessed to have what I have and thankful for what I do and don't. Things get better and worse daily and I am okay right now. I have a roof, food and love. I know that there are tons of people that have it way worse than me. IF YOU ARE AGAINST RAISING MINIMUM WAGE..............TRY WORKING FOR IT.
I'm so tired of all this nonsense.
When I got my first real job minimum wage was $1.40 in 1967. I had no problems with paying all my bills and having some money left over each month (of course I was still single). Find a site that has an inflation calculators (there are a number of them) and plug in 1967 and $1.40. See what you get for 2013 dollars? Here's a hint - $9.80.
Don't know why none these talking heads on NBC, MSNBC, CNN, FOX NEWS, CBS, ABC don't simply put this fact out.
Soon all our industry will move to foreign countries and we will be left servicing the rest of the world, so we can all start raising out children to work as maids and fry cooks.
This will cost union and non-union jobs. More people out of work.
The term "slit your own throat" comes to mind.
What free market? No, just bribing low income people to vote Democratic.
What a coincidence!
The states with the highest minimum wage also have some of the highest cost's of living.
So, even though you may make $10 an hour, you will probably pay more for your food gas and housing. And the liberal democrats who are screaming that we need higher minimum wages are the same politicians who are creating all the red tape and legislation that is pushing prices higher.
What the far left-wing commies at 24/7 Wall Street won't tell you, is that companies are leaving these far-left liberal states in droves.
That's why Boeing should have moved to SC. Better employees, but you can actually fire if they suck, unlike worthless union workers
If you want a hire wage, make yourself more employable.
Ted Kennedy, who always pushed for a higher minimum wage did not do this country any favors.
Simply hurt the nation.
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