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Friday, November 9, 2012

Trouble at Home: Minimum wage ain't cutting it

Good luck working 40hrs and affording rent on minimum wage.

Posted By on Fri, Nov 9, 2012 at 11:26 PM

click to enlarge lowincomeshot1.jpg

Yep. At 55 hours, Puerto Rico is really your best option here.

The National Low Income Housing Coalition released the above map, which suggests that Willard Romney's 47% greatly need extra assistance. 

I mean, how could you not seek out food stamps if you have to work 70-some hours just to make rent? Or you work less, but at what cost? Eat McDonald's everyday because it's dirt cheap?

Social welfare programs may be the only hope for those looking to rise above their situation.

(sorry the resolution is kinda crappy—go to the Good blog for a high-res version of the above infographic)


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