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greenbriar Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-19-05 04:59 PM
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have you seen 30 days with morgan spurlock...about living on mim wage
in it he and his girl try to live 30 days on min wage jobs...they realize it is shit

then they talk about Kennedy introducing a bill every year to raise min wage and always gets defeated.


IF the congress had to live truly on min wage, they would change their minds...
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ernstbass Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-19-05 05:00 PM
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1. That is a great series
and that episode was very enlightening.
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RubyDuby in GA Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-19-05 05:00 PM
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2. It was the first of the series and I think the best one
It's disturbing and it shows that if you're poor, 9 times out of 10 you will not get a break in this country.

That is a great series. I'm looking forward to new ones.
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greenbriar Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-19-05 05:27 PM
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4. he also mentioned Kennedy trying to get increases
and talks about the strain and breakups in mostly poor americans because of money
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SeattleGirl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-19-05 05:03 PM
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3. That was a great episode
I think the best part, in terms of illustrating how difficult it is to live on minimum wage, is when they both had to have medical care, and did not have insurance. It showed so clearly how even a realatively minor medical problem can cause major financial problems for people who live on minimum wage and have no insurance.
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AlCzervik Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-19-05 05:28 PM
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5. yes, that was the first episode i think of his show, it was very good
and very real.
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TNOE Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-19-05 05:33 PM
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6. Great show
it should be shown in every high school classroom in America. And all Freepers should be forced to watch in their re-education programs as soon as the Dems take over. :evilgrin:

Is this show still on?
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greenbriar Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-19-05 05:35 PM
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7. not sure, but I saved the min wage one
and plan to have my high school kids watch it as soon as I can get the right media player
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progressivebydesign Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-19-05 05:37 PM
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8. Um.. most of us have done that for 30 years. BFD. n/t
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greenbriar Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-19-05 05:41 PM
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9. yea,but this was in your face reality and it was painfully true
and it seemed appropriate that it be mentioned again.
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SammyWinstonJack Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-19-05 05:43 PM
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10. If I recall correctly, Pinhead** vetoed six bills to raise the min. wage
in Texas while he was Gov. If Congress had to foot their own health care premiums, they would change their minds about a National Health Care system. Hypocrites!
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greenbriar Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-20-05 12:12 AM
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11. that is so true
so true
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thinkingwoman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-20-05 01:01 AM
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12. I watched it...but I also lived it
in Indiana in 1995 and 1996 with two children. My then new husband and I managed to feed and house 2 kids (from my 1st marriage) with no child support and often no car. We worked minimum wage jobs and ate a lot of PB&Js and rice.

Watching the spurlock's brought back memories but it also had the 4 of us calling them whiners. Seriously. They only did 30 days and they knew that at the end of that time they could go back to their regular lives and financies.

We did years.
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