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Belial

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Posted on 01-12-07 02:36 PM Link | Quote
Originally posted by Shredprankster01
That's the irony--you still CAN'T live on $7.50

I make $6.25/hour and my last paycheck was less than $100.00, so there's no way anyone can live off of that. I'm trying to save up what little I make because eventually, I'm going to have to start paying back student loans and it's just not cutting it right now. So I'm all for the increase, I need money since my parents aren't helping me with college.


Living in Arkansas, assuming that's where you're living according to your profile, you can live off of 6.25/hour. If you got less than $100 on a paycheck, it means you worked a whopping 16 or so hours. I made $300 on my last paycheck, for one week, at 7.50 an hour (last week was before I got my pay raise). I've got rent, electricity bill, phone bill, student loan bills, car insurance, gas for my car AND trying to save money, and I live in freakin California. You try that on less than $1200/month. But I concur, I'm all for the minimum wage increase as well.
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Posted on 01-12-07 02:59 PM Link | Quote
Correct me if I am wrong Logos, but aren't you still in high school? Have you taken a non-high school Econ class? Just checking where you are getting your information from.

But yes, there is a good side and a bad side to the raise in minimum wage. On the one side it is more money (yay), on the bad side, prices will eventually inflate. However the rise in minimum wage is being made to balance out the last price hike. Vicious cycle.
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Posted on 01-12-07 04:51 PM Link | Quote
Originally posted by Logos
But you didn't take statistics, now did you?

Statistics, and AP Statistics, Elara. ^^ They're Highschool classes.


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Posted on 01-12-07 07:03 PM Link | Quote
Originally posted by Belial
Originally posted by Shredprankster01
That's the irony--you still CAN'T live on $7.50

I make $6.25/hour and my last paycheck was less than $100.00, so there's no way anyone can live off of that. I'm trying to save up what little I make because eventually, I'm going to have to start paying back student loans and it's just not cutting it right now. So I'm all for the increase, I need money since my parents aren't helping me with college.


Living in Arkansas, assuming that's where you're living according to your profile, you can live off of 6.25/hour. If you got less than $100 on a paycheck, it means you worked a whopping 16 or so hours. I made $300 on my last paycheck, for one week, at 7.50 an hour (last week was before I got my pay raise). I've got rent, electricity bill, phone bill, student loan bills, car insurance, gas for my car AND trying to save money, and I live in freakin California. You try that on less than $1200/month. But I concur, I'm all for the minimum wage increase as well.


I'm sorry to hear that you have all that, but that doesn't mean college is any cheaper. The only reason I don't have car insurance, gas, etc, is because I don't have a car or a license, but they are to come soon enough. Yes, California is rediculously expensive, you have a point there. And about me working a "whopping 16 hours", I'm only allowed, by the college's rules, to work 20/wk., so that's really not my choice.


(Last edited by Shredprankster01 on 01-12-07 10:04 PM)
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