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Warpy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Feb-11-05 11:31 PM
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12. yeah, that's California. It's up to $160,000 here in New Mexico
and I'm not talking about the chichi towns of Santa Fe or Taos.

Low wage workers can increasingly be found in mudpit RV parks in camper shells sitting on cinderblocks, if they're lucky enough to have found something like that. Otherwise, they're crammed in with relatives or with too many roommates in a slum apartment or in a shelter or in a sheet metal lean to in the woods.

This is supposed to be one of the wealthiest countries on earth, and too many of us are now living in conditions exactly the same as you'd find anywhere in the third world.

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  -The RICH are OK. Housing for the Poor however is $15.37/hr for 2/br? JanMichael  Feb-11-05 10:51 PM   #0 
  - This is a serious issue that effects millions of people.  JanMichael   Feb-11-05 11:04 PM   #1 
  - Reproductive Rights Go Hand-in-Hand With This  REP   Feb-11-05 11:27 PM   #9 
  - And this is not unrelated to Gannon...  SmokingJacket   Feb-12-05 09:23 AM   #33 
  - "People are poor because they're lazy." GWB at Harvard B-school  Bozita   Feb-11-05 11:33 PM   #13 
  - yeah and rich idiots are born with silver spoons in their mouths  barb162   Feb-11-05 11:41 PM   #16 
     - Too bad they don't choke on them.  JanMichael   Feb-11-05 11:42 PM   #17 
        - yeah and most of the time people are poor because they were  barb162   Feb-12-05 02:23 PM   #37 
  - .  Clark2008   Feb-12-05 09:21 AM   #31 
  - Kick this thing UP!  JanMichael   Feb-11-05 11:09 PM   #2 
  - kick  sam sarrha   Feb-11-05 11:15 PM   #4 
  - Preachin to the choir here JM  tkmorris   Feb-11-05 11:14 PM   #3 
  - Here's what really funny.  JanMichael   Feb-11-05 11:21 PM   #5 
  - The median price of a single-family home in San Diego is now $525,000.  bob_weaver   Feb-11-05 11:22 PM   #6 
  - What's the hourly rate  MNDEM2004   Feb-11-05 11:26 PM   #8 
  - Look it up, wait, I gave you the link.  JanMichael   Feb-11-05 11:30 PM   #11 
  - yeah, that's California. It's up to $160,000 here in New Mexico  Warpy   Feb-11-05 11:31 PM   #12 
  - Median price for houses in Mid Wilshire Los Angeles in million $ range  The Zanti Regent   Feb-12-05 12:14 AM   #25 
  - Rent a 2 BR House? Please!  REP   Feb-11-05 11:24 PM   #7 
  - If you made $22.75/hr you could rent a FMR 2/br!  JanMichael   Feb-11-05 11:28 PM   #10 
     - I Made More Than That (Union)  REP   Feb-11-05 11:37 PM   #14 
     - Bingo.  JanMichael   Feb-11-05 11:40 PM   #15 
        - I'm a Useless Eater Now ... Whaddya Think?  REP   Feb-12-05 12:27 AM   #26 
     - I think the majority of people in San Diego make much less than $22.75,  bob_weaver   Feb-11-05 11:43 PM   #18 
        - The New York Times Magazine had an article about peope in San  ikojo   Feb-12-05 07:20 AM   #28 
  - Even with a college degree it can be tough  jmm   Feb-11-05 11:45 PM   #19 
  - I'm waiting for someone to dispute the Congressional accepted numbers.  JanMichael   Feb-11-05 11:50 PM   #20 
  - Hell, I believe that...  Solon   Feb-11-05 11:52 PM   #21 
  - Well, the federal living wage is twice the minimum wage. Go figure. n/t  Dark   Feb-11-05 11:57 PM   #22 
  - We've been discussing some of these issues in the special  Sugarbleus   Feb-12-05 12:08 AM   #23 
  - Yes, I agree but what can we do about it?  IronLionZion   Feb-12-05 12:09 AM   #24 
  - One of the things that help non-profits of course is local government.  JanMichael   Feb-12-05 07:12 AM   #27 
  - So where do poor people live?  RoeBear   Feb-12-05 08:59 AM   #29 
  - Several responses to the situation I have seen:  salin   Feb-12-05 09:18 AM   #30 
     - That's exactly it  MountainLaurel   Feb-12-05 09:46 AM   #34 
  - So where do poor people live?  RoeBear   Feb-12-05 09:21 AM   #32 
     - A huge proportion of monthly income goes for rent. That  Colorado Blue   Feb-12-05 11:30 AM   #35 
     - OK - I forgot - poor people frequently live in SLUMS.  Colorado Blue   Feb-12-05 12:42 PM   #36 
     - Well there's this thing called being Homeless for one.  JanMichael   Feb-12-05 03:01 PM   #38 
        - And I almost forgot - a LOT of poor people live in  Colorado Blue   Feb-12-05 03:08 PM   #39 

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