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    Quote Originally Posted by OldGaffer View Post
    Because the wage of over 30% of American workers is less than the adjusted minimum wage in 1968. That is why we are 25th out of 26 Industrialized nations in poverty rate.
    Two-thirds of all jobs in the country are low-paying at less than $20 an hour or $40,000 a year (if full time).

    I suspect that if you only make 40K per year, your choice of where to live where you can actually afford it is pretty slim pickings.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BigLeRoy View Post
    You forgot to mention the whores. That's the really expensive part. The weed, booze, and lottery tickets aren't so much. It's the DAMN whores!! That's what's eating so much into my monthly budget!!
    Depends on many factors.

    There are bargains to be had if you knew where, and when to shop.

    Wednesdays and Thursdays are best in my area...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Miller47 View Post
    Depends on many factors.

    There are bargains to be had if you knew where, and when to shop.

    Wednesdays and Thursdays are best in my area...
    No, no, if you try to 'economize' on that, you catch some awful awful germ, and end up with your tally-whacker simply falling off. A terrible way to go.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BigLeRoy View Post
    No, no, if you try to 'economize' on that, you catch some awful awful germ, and end up with your tally-whacker simply falling off. A terrible way to go.
    Can't let fear and common sense ruin my life.

    Gotta live, baby, yeah!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Miller47 View Post
    America, the country where lots of people buy their weed, booze, and lottery tickets, then wonder why they can't afford the basics!
    You forgot cigarettes. It shocks me how many on welfare can afford cigarettes. Even the homeless seem to find those.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Miller47 View Post
    America, the country where lots of people buy their weed, booze, and lottery tickets, then wonder why they can't afford the basics!
    You've been fed too much of the extremist right wing propaganda.
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    Big tobacco is a sanctioned contributor to homelessness. Next up is the alcohol confederation. Conservatives make up a good portion of the lack of concern for the poor but they are a big portion of the poor.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Southern Dad View Post
    You forgot cigarettes. It shocks me how many on welfare can afford cigarettes. Even the homeless seem to find those.
    It's easy to bum cigarettes off people. It doesn't mean they are buying them.
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    Santa Clara just had a help the homeless gig last weekend and raised $123,ooo for them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Southern Dad View Post
    You forgot cigarettes. It shocks me how many on welfare can afford cigarettes. Even the homeless seem to find those.
    You're right.

    I forgot cigs and they nearly all smoke em.

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