Minimum wage isn't enough to cover the cost of living in America. There are currently 870,000 people in America who make minimum wage. That doesn't even count people who are working under the table, paid less than what people say on the books, people who don't pay taxes, undocumented workers, people who are paid barely above minimum wage (but still don't earn enough), etc.44 posts and 7 image replies omitted. Click reply to view.
Companies paying employees less than the cost of living costs taxpayers because then they have to support programs like foodstamps/EBT/etc. And many people voluntarily put money into soup kitchens or food pantries for poor people. But instead of getting mad at the companies that don't pay people enough to get by, the average person gets mad at the poor working class, who, despite working, don't make enough to make ends meet.
The American Dream used to be having a 2 story house, a wife, 2-3 kids, a dog, a car, and a picket fence. Now? The American dream is being able to pay rent and not starve.
You can as butthurt as you want over the fact that sooner or later there'll be more Indians who speak English than native Anglo speakers and how the language will change because of that.
>>1650>The underclass relies on an upper class
Hmm…>to do specialised jobs
Debatable, but go on…>and give them employment
Seize the means of production and they won't have to!
>>1651>but when you can barely feed yourself and make rent at the same time while working two jobs, it is hard to see more than what is right in front of you.
I think this is a larger problem than people give it credit for. My uncle was homeless for a while and it really taught me how dynamic of a state poverty is. It's not just going to the same shitty minimum wage job day after day, it's an unstable cycle that's constantly shifting out from under their feet. There's always something.
I wonder how much better people would be off if these jobs were simply stable. Would the routine help to make life more comfortable and devote energies to getting to a better place?