Sunday, February 3, 2013 8:07:06 AM
The biggest problem of all is the cost of living; the more business, academica outlets are becoming privatized. So freedom is limited. With life and society being reduced to nothing more than constant subscriptions of expense payments for goods and services. What's to stop business companies from having enough money or raising the price of bills to promote a mark-up cost to uplift their branding value of services? $100 a month? $300 a month?
Even with minimum wages and even if Government intervention stopped paying support to people regardless of whom deserved it and who didn`t - the cost of living will ignore the standards of living because the cost value does not represent the real value of production. It surpasses that to obscene levels that it allows big bankers to justify inflation - so greed is at play in this regard. Even someone who has one too many children at home to rely on government support can be considered greed for allowing society to treat them as cash cows!
Saturday, February 2, 2013 9:39:03 PM
This whole "better yourself" theme is ridiculous. Some people are biologically or socially (because of, very often, how much their parents made) unable to succeed at "higher education". Furthermore, somebody has to work at WalMart (etc.). Why should people unable to be "better" necessarily be consigned to government assistance and a generally bad life? For that matter, why should the Walton family, I'm sure some of whom are not outstanding individuals, necessarily receive a lifestyle that is nearly inconceivable to "Faith" simply due to the circumstances of their birth? The idea of rewarding merit via money is fine...but it seems to me that all people deserve a certain minimum amount of quality of life and dignity. And, of course, the whole point of the infographic is that those who are in the middle shouldn`t have to subsidize those at the top.
Saturday, February 2, 2013 4:03:53 AM
Maybe Faith should get an education, have better financial planning,and maybe stop being a worthless sponge-mean person bitch and deal with her own life in a progressive manner. drated up concepts, I know.
Friday, February 1, 2013 5:30:11 AM
WalMart pays what the the state it employs in says is fair. Not their fault. Tell the states to raise the minimum wage.
Except no matter how high minimum is, the workers who refuse to better themselves to get above it will never be able to "live above" because prices go up with wages. It will never change, even if minimum was $25/hour.