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    51 Million U.S. Households Can't Afford Basics

    51 Million U.S. Households Can't Afford Basics
    United Way ALICE Project May 17, 2018

    WASHINGTON, May 17, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- There are 50.8 million U.S. households that can't afford a basic monthly budget including housing, food, child care, health care, transportation and a cell phone, according to new data released by the United Way ALICE Project.

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    When they say US unemployment hits new low at 3.8%, I wonder how could there be so many people are in poverty.
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    Quote Originally Posted by katsung47 View Post
    When they say US unemployment hits new low at 3.8%, I wonder how could there be so many people are in poverty.
    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.
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    America, the country where you need to work three jobs to support a lower middle class lifestyle.
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    America, the country where lots of people buy their weed, booze, and lottery tickets, then wonder why they can't afford the basics!
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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!
    We all know that the working poor piss away their money on booze and lottery tickets, that is the GOP iron clad meme after all. Why raise minimum wage, they are just going to piss the money away.....
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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.
    So lets import more poverty. If our current issues of poverty are bad, lets double down on it. Poor , uneducated, low skilled workers so they can compete against our own for jobs or welfare. Sounds brilliant.
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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!
    So again, you offer nothing substantial to the topic, only stereotypes.

    # sad life.

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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 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!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by OldGaffer View Post
    We all know that the working poor piss away their money on booze and lottery tickets, that is the GOP iron clad meme after all. Why raise minimum wage, they are just going to piss the money away.....
    Yes, lots of them do just that.

    I thought you knew...

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    Quote Originally Posted by HayJenn View Post
    So again, you offer nothing substantial to the topic, only stereotypes.

    # sad life.
    Good morning HayJenn!

    Glad you could join us with such an on topic and constructive post!

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