Posts tagged america
Posts tagged america
i love you louie
Can we add “What?! I have to wait until the day after tomorrow to get my one TV of five that’s out fixed?!” to the list?
Can I get a double cheeseburger with extra freedom?
Step 1: See a greatest hits CD from America at the new Pilot in town
Step 2: ALL THE CHILDHOOD FEELS
Step 3: Plan to buy like everything the band did next paycheck or seven
Step 4: Remember that America did the soundtrack for The Last Unicorn
Step 5: ALL THE ADULTHOOD FEELS BECAUSE YOU MISSED THAT MOVIE AS A KID
Step 6: Plan to look for and/or start a blog dedicated to awesome oldschool chimeric unicorns, none of these horses with narwhal tusks stapled to their heads (except perhaps on special occasions)
'Cause I understand
You been runnin’ from the man
That goes by the name of The Sandman
He flies the sky
Like an eagle in the eye
Of a hurricane that’s abandoned
tastes like moose
tastes like everything is trying to kill us
how much is that in real money
im sorry but in AMERICA we pay in MONEY not HAIR COMBS
The GOP refuses to see an actual war on people, and they continue to make up false attacks on their rights.
Wow. Just, wow. Quote of the week.
How Many Minimum Wage Hours Does It Take To Afford A Two-Bedroom Apartment In Your State?
I would have to work 114 hours a week to be able to afford a 2 bedroom…that’s pathetic, minimum wage means you get paid the minimum amount it takes to afford the absolute most basic things you need to live.
I feel like most people with a minimum wage job don’t need a two bedroom. Studio apartments can be as low as 400/month and there are even some one bedrooms that are cheaper. Minimum wage IS the wage that you will get the most basic things to live. Things like cable, internet, a ton of furniture and so forth are luxuries. All you need is food, a bed, water, and a toilet if you want to get technical. And I mean you could probably even go without a toilet but that causes me to shudder a bit. A two bedroom is not basic. A one bedroom isn’t even basic. If you have kids, then I would assume that yes, bedrooms should be basic because they are necessary unless you want child services all up n your ass. Otherwise, a 400/month studio would be easy to afford on a minimum wage salary if you work … WAIT a second. I just did the math out and if you work 114 hours a week at minimum wage you would be making like at least 900 after taxes. That is WAY more than enough money to live in a two bedroom. That’s 3600 a month! That is like a ridiculous amount of cash. You would only need to work 50 a MONTH to make 400. That is roughly 12.5 hours a week. I think this map is wrong.
Uhm… I’ve worked several minimum wage jobs as “night jobs” though the years and was amazed at all the single mothers I worked with.
Single mothers don’t need a two bedroom apartment?
Furthermore, the map takes into consideration more than JUST rent -
After taxes, I make about 1600 a month ( two paychecks per month on average ).
Rates for my area ( and this is JUST rent. Not utilities and transportation included. )
Studio apt = 700-850
1br = 900 - 1100
2br = 1200 - 1600
3br = 1700 - 2200
And, yeah, I have a kid. I’m a single mom. I STILL can not afford a 2br on my own. I HAVE to get a room mate. Which, believe me, that brings in a whole new mess of anxieties when you have a kid. You have to first find someone who wants to live with a kid and then you have to make sure that person can be trusted around a kid.
We lucked out and managed to rent part of a duplex (2br) for $800 a month. The going rate in my area is roughly $900 for a 2br apartment.
So no, I feel this map is quite accurate, at least for the state I live in (assuming the numbers are set on an average). In order to afford this place we live in completely on my own with utilities and miscellaneous child expenses, I personally would need to work over 100 hours a week at minimum wage. And that’s factoring in the money we don’t have to spend on food by having food stamps and the lack of any car payments/gas because we do not have a vehicle.
Granted if I were to even find a way to get that many hours in a week, I’d be looking at over $1200 a month minimum in childcare expenses to add into that. The real kicker? I can’t get state-funded childcare because I’m not poor enough.
Accurate map is accurate. And that’s kind of really fucking depressing.