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Has the amount considered a living wage gone up under Joe?  I mean housing prices are nuts, lumber is crazy, gas prices are soaring, groceries are through the roof.  Surely the living wage needed is higher today than say ,under Trump?

 

What dollar per hour is that living wage again?  I forget.  And what is it now?

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1 min ago, Gotcow? said:

You will NEVER get an answer to that question.

 

All you need know is whatever is being paid is not enough.

I see the dem talking point on line about all the job openings is that if these businesses offered a living wage, they would find workers.  No problemo.

 

Seems like important info to know what a living wage is, and if it is higher now that Biden made everything cost more.

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It's location and situation dependent.

 

Own your home and have a few chickens?

Not as much as the guy with the boat and the trophy wife.

 

But,

Biden ( His handlers) would say at least $20 an Hr.

 

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Good question.  Let's dive into this:

 

Mortgage and property tax:  $1500

Electric:  $250

Gas/Oil:  $100

Water:  $100

Trash and Sewer:  $100

Car payment:  $300

Insurance (homeowner and auto):  $250

Food:  $400

Gas:  $100

 

I'd say at least $25 an hour.  That doesn't include spending money, incidentals, child care, savings, etc....  So, probably more like $30.  Sound  like a reasonable minimum wage?  Of course it would be higher in the cities and slightly lower in flyover country.   

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12 mins ago, Gotcow? said:

You will NEVER get an answer to that question.

 

All you need know is whatever is being paid is not enough.

I'm sure economists can give you the number from region to region,

it's certainly not the same amount across the country.

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1 min ago, Mummichog said:

Good question.  Let's dive into this:

 

Mortgage and property tax:  $1500

Electric:  $250

Gas:  $100

Water:  $100

Trash and Sewer:  $100

Car payment:  $300

Insurance (homeowner and auto):  $250

Food:  $400

Gas:  $100

 

I'd say at least $25 an hour.  That doesn't include spending money, incidentals, child care, savings, etc....  So, probably more like $30.  Sound  like a reasonable minimum wage?  Of course it would be higher in the cities and slightly lower in flyover country.   

Sounds good. In the 50s, you could buy a house, own 2 cars, have a wife and 2 kids, while the lady stayed home, and you could live a solid life, in a nice neighborhood working a factory job. 

 

Can't do that now. 

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Just now, Mokes said:

Sounds good. In the 50s, you could buy a house, own 2 cars, have a wife and 2 kids, while the lady stayed home, and you could live a solid life, in a nice neighborhood working a factory job. 

 

Can't do that now. 

yyyyyup,

I say that all the time.

 

my neighborhood was built in the 1960s

when my home was new most families in the neighborhood had stay at home moms,

now the houses are getting old,

and almost everyone in the neighborhood has dual income households.

 

those trickle down tax cuts will kick in any time now.

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Just now, Mokes said:

Sounds good. In the 50s, you could buy a house, own 2 cars, have a wife and 2 kids, while the lady stayed home, and you could live a solid life, in a nice neighborhood working a factory job. 

 

Can't do that now. 

True -  but can peeps today live without a smart phone, X-box, cable TV, multiple flat screens, internet, going out several times a week and lots of fun stuff from Amazon?  We were better at living within our means back then.  We never went on a family vacation.  The first one I ever went on was when I was the husband and dad....at 30 years old.  :D

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Just now, Mummichog said:

True -  but can peeps today live without a smart phone, X-box, cable TV, multiple flat screens, internet, going out several times a week and lots of fun stuff from Amazon?  We were better at living within our means back then.  We never went on a family vacation.  The first one I ever went on was when I was the husband and dad....at 30 years old.  :D

I assure you people had vacations and color TVs in the 60s......

and two cars

 

food and clothing expenditures have for sure gone up.

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7 mins ago, Mummichog said:

Good question.  Let's dive into this:

 

Mortgage and property tax:  $1500 $450

Electric:  $250  $125

Gas/Oil:  $100 $30

Water:  $100 $30

Trash and Sewer:  $100 $30

Car payment:  $300 $0

Insurance (homeowner and auto):  $250 $200

Food:  $400 $500

Gas:  $100 $150

 

 

My numbers in bold for a family of three.

Location, Location, Location....

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Tax cuts ,tax cuts ....really not if you have two paychecks....please don’t tell the members you believe joe and the over $400k crowd .....the Dems are in for a dose of bend over and here comes joes socislist agenda ....it’s going to hit you right where it hurts the pocket book ...hopefully joes socialistic agenda doesn’t make it thru congress ...any doubts look it up in joes manifesto its on your phone ...how much do you get an hour for farm hand on a government cooperative farm ...LOL LOL LOL ...

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Think about this......people today, in basic office jobs, say Data Entry or other basic duty jobs like Project Coordinator type positions start at 15 to 18 bucks an hour. That's what I was making as a Purchaser in Staples in 1999 when I met my wife. 

 

Difference is.....rent was 4 to 500 bucks a month for a 1 bedroom apartment. My Corolla brand new was 13k and 99 bucks a month. 

 

I don't know how the youth of today will ever afford to live on 1 full time job, unless it's some kind of higher end IT position. Nobody can afford to even work a regular blue collar job anymore. 

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10 mins ago, fish'nmagician said:

yyyyyup,

I say that all the time.

 

my neighborhood was built in the 1960s

when my home was new most families in the neighborhood had stay at home moms,

now the houses are getting old,

and almost everyone in the neighborhood has dual income households.

 

those trickle down tax cuts will kick in any time now.

Those people got the tax cut dummy 

 

 

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13 mins ago, Mokes said:

Sounds good. In the 50s, you could buy a house, own 2 cars, have a wife and 2 kids, while the lady stayed home, and you could live a solid life, in a nice neighborhood working a factory job. 

 

Can't do that now. 

damn women's lib ruined it!

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