Working a forty hour week at $9.00 per hour will net your average single, living-in-his-mother’s-basement
blogger Missourian $314.76. Which translates into an annual income of $15108.48. 1
The official US poverty line, as determined by Uncle Sam, is set at $11,170 per year for an individual. Thus President Obama’s proposal – which will most assuredly be naysayed by the ReThugs 2 in any event – would lift our
blogger’s strawman’s leaky boat, by 2015 remember, above poverty on a rising tide of $82.05166666666667 (gross) per week.
A family of two would remain $28 under the poverty line.
The American Dream Family – working dad, mom looking after the two kids? Well, not to put too fine a point on it, but they’re fucked.
And should you
be Catholic not practise (or even understand) ‘family planning’? Then you’d be better served working for cash under the table and apply for every social support program available.
Magnificent leadership all around from Washington this week. Kudos.