Not that I needed another reason to think that the Livable Wage Campaign is a complete joke, but I have one anyway.
According to the fancy graphic in today’s Free Press, the livable wage for a family with two parents, two kids (we actually have three), with only one wage earner is $50,319!
I am officially not living.
On the bright side, next time that I have to listen to some liberal tell me how they are going to help the poor, I can say, “Hey buddy! I know all about the poor. We don’t even make a livable wage!”
Livable wage includes costs for food, rent, utilities, transportation, child care, clothing, landline telephone charges, life insurance, renter’s insurance, health care, dental care, child care and tax obligations. The study also assumes 5 percent of income will be saved. It includes $2.30 per person per day for personal expenses such as books, magazines, newspapers, gifts and movies.