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There’s a lot of conversation in the States these days about what people are owed for an honest day’s (and month’s) work, and how what they’re actually being paid helps them live – or not – in the real world. Some people claim that the current minimum wage is fine, that people could surely live on it if they just tried hard enough, and if they can’t, well, they can always get a second job.
Others disagree, believing that people who work 40 hours a week should be able to afford to live without the fear of having to choose between a roof over their head, medical care, and food in their (or their kids’) stomach.
One Tumblr user made the statement that there was no state where a minimum-wage worker could afford the rent on a one-bedroom apartment.
As expected, someone was there to point out that apartments in most states can be found for around $500 a month.
Surely affordable, right?
But then they went on to make a quip about Bernie Sanders supporters and people not fact-checking their claims.
If you think the conversation ended there, well, you would have missed the best part.
This person came back with a breakdown of what it actually takes to live on minimum wage – not just pay rent – and there’s really no arguing with their logic.
And it continues…
No matter where you fall on the political spectrum, you have to admit this last person made a point – and if you believe that someone working hard and showing up day after day, week after week, should be able to afford every last necessity (and maybe even afford to save some for a rainy day), you should realize that voting for a raise in the minimum wage is the right thing to do.
I mean, I’m calling my reps right now!