ArtsAutosBooksBusinessEducationEntertainmentFamilyFashionFoodGamesGenderHealthHolidaysHomeHubPagesPersonal FinancePetsPoliticsReligionSportsTechnologyTravel

A Liveable Wage

Updated on August 13, 2012

I was not going to make a hub on this topic, but here go's. We live in a country that was stolen and constructed from boards of deceit, theft, murder, lye's, treachery, pain, misery, human suffering, stolen labor, slavery, savagery, rape, and Inter breeding, we live in a country that takes from us every day, gives nothing back.

Minimum wage=7.25 an hour, average work day=8 hours, if your lucky you can find a full time job that pays minimum wage, seems since the "economy crash" all labor jobs have been cut down to part time, OK!! now, I did the math, 8 hours a day=58 dollars a day, 58 dollars a day= 290 dollars a week, 290 dollars a week=1,160 dollars a month, sounds good right!!! Well that's before taxes are taking, after taxes are taking your whopping 1,160 dollars turns into a meek 812 dollars a month. Now for a single parent house hold where there is no "We", that is an unlivable wage.

Lets figure it, average rent for a crappy two bedroom in a bad neighbor hood with a bad school, lets say 500$ a month, now we'll say waters included, electricity for a single parent running lights, electronics and stove at a minimum 50$ a month in the summer, in the winter around 100$ a month.

Now a single parent we know has at least has Medicaid/Food-stamps, now I know someone of your nature will say we'll sell the car and take the bus, that is where I would fire off and say, that would mean now you will never rise above the slave labor wage your getting paid, that would leave you stuck in life right where your at, a person needs a car since they have been replaced with the horse, Car insurance equals, low ball figure for basic insurance for the single parent who has been driving a little while 75 dollars a month, GAS at 3.80 a gallon, the average distance just to work and back we'll average gas out to be about 10 gallons a week, 38 dollars a week, 152 dollars a month.

Now I don't know any job that is going to have some body who is dirty, foul stinky, so we have put cosmetics such as soap=5 dollars a month, toilet paper 7 dollars a month, cleaning supply's to clean your crappy apartment, lets say Ten dollars a month, school supply's are needed through out the year, field trips for little Suzy, or little Johnny, we'll say the school year usually cost living amongst the cheapest budget 50 dollars a year.

I know an argument you may give, haha!! income tax return? Income tax returns have there own place, they are not meant for getting ahead, in a low single parent house hold they are used for the big hits as i like to call them.....School clothes shopping, a child should be allowed to have an outfit a day for school and use their old clothes for playing out side.

Pants at the salvation army will run at about 5 to ten bucks a pair, 5 pair=25 dollars, for cheap second hand shirts they'll run ya about 3 to 8 dollars a piece, we'll shop the three dollar ones that will be another 15 dollars, you don't bye used shoes, under where, or socks, for sanitary reasons and out of love for child, so you shop pay less and get a 15 dollar pair of shoes, 12 dollars a pack of under where, 10 dollar pack of socks from Walmart. Maintenance on your vehicle is a year some times monthly expense, if your lucky enough to even possess a cheap beater, oil changes are every three months, if you do it your self it will cost about 15 dollars, that estimate is for a cheap used 4 cylinder vehicle. Income tax is used to try to rise up out of the negative each year.

What I am saying is the system is designed crooked, I worked in the public assistance building in Cayuga County New york ounce, I witnessed them turn away a starving man for applying just for food-stamps because he was homeless and had no address, while I was cleaning up the Cornish hens the workers were cooking behind the window in the back rooms, I road with the work for welfare program where they drove vans around the city in circles doing nothing but wasting time and expense, leaving the vehicle to idle the whole day, all I could think is I could use that gas money on something else. I watched them waste money.

I understand how people can make the decision to take advantage of the system, because there should be no system, it's funny Capitalism in America is only 400 years old, in just 400 years it has turned people so unnatural it is not even funny, it has turned good girls into street whores, men and woman into thieves, politicians and law men into corrupt liars, separated humans into classes, taking away the natural aspect of human existence, started wars, genocides, built bombs that left places radioactive forever, put homeowners out on the street, devastated the small business, created a ripple effect of corruption the world has never know in such mass figures. Capitalism has imprisoned and ruined this country's morals, ethics, and values.

I can't put the blame on a person who is just a product of a government that does not think twice before crippling an economy, I could go into the banks bail outs, and wall street, the debt America owes China, how the Chinese profit off our baby's being born into this consumer world but that takes an open mind to comprehend so I will save my breath.

"WORKERS OF THE WORLD UNITE" that is the only way to stop this Demon from getting any stronger, maybe someday we Americans won't be so fat and lazy and take this country back, it's sad because America fought a revolutionary war to stray away from England's choke hold on This stolen rock, just to allow a bunch of "Fat Aristocrats" to put us in an even stronger strangle hold.

My Argument is your only blaming the people made visible, what about that invisible evil that lurks in the shadows taking, taking, draining, highjacking our way of life.


    0 of 8192 characters used
    Post Comment

    • Matthew Weese profile image

      Matthew Weese 5 years ago from Auburn

      There are many people in your situation, you work just enough to be exempt from any help at all, however most people set their eye's on the recipient who receives Government aid, when it is not their fault, they are just laid out on the chopping block in plain site, when Social workers, Doctors, fast food franchises, Programs such as C.H.A.D, halfway houses, drug rehabilitation programs, drug courts, D.O.C.S, Law enforcement even drain the economy at enormous speeds, all in the disguise of budgets, instead of allowing remaining budget funds to roll over I have witnessed these organizations of respectability drain/waste community funds.

    • jhamann profile image

      Jamie Lee Hamann 5 years ago from Reno NV

      I am married with two kids in a proffesional job that I have held for years. My wife stays at home with the kids, our income is 30,000 dollars under the poverty limit in Nevada. I feel this is ridiculous since I have a fourty hour a week proffesional job. Jamie


    This website uses cookies

    As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

    For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at: ""

    Show Details
    HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
    LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
    Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
    AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
    Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
    CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
    Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the or domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
    Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
    Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
    Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
    Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
    Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
    Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
    Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
    ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)