Sunday, March 27, 2016

Raise The Minimum Wage Now.

6 Cans Roasted Pecans...My addiction...
Read on...

$34.00 of roasted pecans from Walmart!
Average Wage Per Hour At Walmart $7.00
How long a cashier at Walmart would have to work to pay for my addiction?
Almost 5 hours!
When I got home I felt so guilty being able to afford them.
 $84.00 worth of premium Dong Wan tuna from South Korea
Average hourly Cashier wage at HMart $9.50
How long a cashier at HMart would have to work to pay to restock my pantry.
Almost 9 full hours.A full day!

The current Minimum Wage in the USA is  $7.50 per hour.
If someone works a 9-to-5 job they get paid $60.00 a day.
That is a yearly salary of $15, 660.00

Could you pay
Car Insurance
on that?


If your rent was $1000 a month
You have $3660 for everything else, for the REST OF THE YEAR!

And what if you have 1 or 2 kids?
 Remember, kids need XMas presents and money for the Halloween Hayride and a Birthday party and a summer trip.

The current USA Minimum Wage is not set up to be able to allow a family to LIVE ON.
They will be in constant arrears.

This is why people making minimum wage nowadays go to the food stamp and welfare offices for supplemental food and income.

​How low-wage employers cost taxpayers $153B a year

What we need is a living wage, a wage that people can not only survive on but, absolutely live a decent life on.

From Wikipedia:

In public policy, a living wage is the minimum income necessary for a worker to meet their basic needs.[1] This is not necessarily the same as subsistence, which refers to a biological minimum, though the two terms are commonly confused. These needs include shelter (housing) and other incidentals such as clothing and nutrition. In some nations such as the United Kingdom and Switzerland, this standard generally means that a person working forty hours a week, with no additional income, should be able to afford the basics for quality of life, such as, food, shelter, utilities, transport, health care, minimal recreation, one course a year to upgrade their education, and childcare. However, in many cases education, saving for retirement, and less commonly legal fees and insurance, or taking care of a sick or elderly family member are not included. It also does not allow for debt repayment of any kind. In addition to this definition, living wage activists further define a living wage as the wage equivalent to the poverty line for a family of four. This is two adults working full-time with one child age nine and another of age four

To see what your states Living Wage would be
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In my area, a store that pays a Living Wage is Aldi at $11.25 an hour

People who WORK should never need Food Stamps or Welfare to support themselves or their Families.

If Walmart doesnt wanna give up some of their precious profits to pay their workers better, then all they need to do is this

All theyd hafta do is raise this