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  • estrella posted an update 2 weeks, 2 days ago · updated 1 week, 6 days ago

    LET US LISTEN CAREFULLY TO MINUTE 1:13 – 2:25 AND PERHAPS, ONCE VIEWED… BE POSSIBLE TO UNDERSTAND, THINK ABOUT MINUTE 48:00 – 51:00 BUT SOME AMONG US MAY SAY: THAT WAS BACK THEN!

              • WELL… THEN, TELL ME PLEASE, HOW IS THE MINIMUM WAGE WORKING FOR YOU/ US/I WHY SO MUCH HOMELESSNESS? EVEN… TOOTHLESS DUE TO THE LACK OF PROPER HEALTH CARE THAT OFFERS TOO MANY EXEMPTIONS TO THE POLICY COVERAGE.

                ANYONE WISHES TO EXPLAIN ABOUT SLAVERY OR ENSLAVEMENT? DOES IT APPLY TO MIGRANTS ONLY? OR IS THE MINIMUM WAGE TRULY DOES HAVE MORE THAN ONE PURPOSE

                • WHEN THE SET MINIMUM WAGE DOES NOT MEET THE INCREASING INFLATION AND HOW IT AFFECTS THOSE AGE 50 PLUS; THE INCREASING NUMBERS OF HOMELESSNESS

                  ““The problem here is not a lack of willingness to work, or mental health — it’s a society that doesn’t care, doesn’t have an adequate safety net built, especially for our senior citizens,” Kushel said. “This is what happens when you pay people a minimum wage they can’t live on and is worth less than it used to be, there is way too little affordable housing, and there are practically no pensions anymore. They were never able to build wealth, save for their old age.

                  “You put all these together, and we are ‘shocked, shocked shocked’ that homelessness among older people is rising?” (from article)
                  https://www.sfchronicle.com/bayarea/article/Aging-onto-the-street-Nearly-half-of-older-13668900.php

                    • “Data from the Economic Policy Institute, a Washington, D.C., nonprofit that studies labor issues, show that today’s federal minimum hourly wage of $7.25 would have to actually be set at $19 to pay for food, housing and other costs in the same way possible in 1970. Meanwhile, the average price of a house has quadrupled nationwide since 1980, and the median rent has doubled, according to online real estate databases Zillow and ApartmentList. In the Bay Area, where rents are the highest in the nation, the challenges are more severe. In San Francisco, even the city’s $15 minimum wage can’t bridge the livability gap.” (from above article)

                      IN SOME STATES, EVEN $19.00 MINIMUM WOULD NOT BE ENOUGH. YET… THE FEDERAL MINIMUM USED TO SCREEN MANY PROGRAMS IS MERELY $12, 490 FOR A SINGLE INDIVIDUAL (link https://aspe.hhs.gov/2019-poverty-guidelines) THIS MINIMUM DOES NOT CONSIDER THE EXPENSE PAID FOR HOUSING PLACING MANY SENIORS/ELDERLY ON THE STREETS.

                      MOST SURELY, PERHAPS, BE OF GREAT SATISFACTION FOR MANY ELDERLY INDIVIDUALS TO CHALLENGE THOSE WHO, COLLECT FROM THE TAXPAYERS LABOR, TO FREEZE ALL THEIR BELONGINGS AND PROVIDE TO EVERYONE OF THEM WITH THE SAME MINIMUM AMOUNT OF MONEY THEY EXPECT THE POPULOUS TO MEET THEIR MOST BASIC NEEDS MET. EVEN FOR A SHORT PERIOD OF TIME… 3 MONTHS

                        • Which by the way, it brings forth a very valid question: HOW IS IT THAT THE GOV KEEPS FINDING MONEY FOR MILITARY SPENDING AND BILLIONS OF DOLLARS IN AID SENT TO FAKE-ISRAEL… BUT, NOT ENOUGH FOR OFFSETTING THE EVER INCREASING INFLATION = COST OF LIVING?

                          …IN A NATION WHICH FREEDOM OF SPEECH IS ALMOST BECOMING EXTINCT


                            • After considering the info… then is easy to see how the gov can actually close the different programs to its own populace… without actually discontinuing the program itself.

                              $12, 450 divided by 2, 080 work full time = $5.98
                              How many hours can an individual work before it reaches the minimum?