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CA rent second highest in nation

By lostand confused   2013 Mar 13, 12:12pm   516 views   4 comments   watch (1)   quote      

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/03/13/california-rent-second-highest_n_2867993.html

A minimum wage earner in California must work about 130 hours per week in order to afford to a two-bedroom apartment, according to the National Low Income Housing Coalition's annual report, which uses census and median income data.

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1   mmmarvel   28/28 = 100% civil   2013 Mar 13, 12:35pm  ↑ like   ↓ dislike   quote    

Sheesh, only 2nd highest, come on now, work a bit harder, CA can be number UNO. Push em back, push em back, wayyy back - uh, sorry, got caught up in the excitement there.

2   Patrick   1827/1827 = 100% civil   2013 Mar 13, 1:45pm  ↑ like   ↓ dislike   quote    

lostand confused says

A minimum wage earner in California must work about 130 hours per week in order to afford to a two-bedroom apartment

So... they'd have to work 18.6 hours a day for 7 days a week?

3   Fucking White Male   233/234 = 99% civil   2013 Mar 13, 1:52pm  ↑ like   ↓ dislike   quote    

Why is a minimum wage maker trying to afford any place on their own let alone a 2 bd apartment?

Minimum wage was never designed to support a one income family, nor should it. The skills required in most minimum wage jobs are .....well.....minimal.

4   New Renter     2013 Mar 13, 3:22pm  ↑ like   ↓ dislike   quote    

Which is why you find 6-10 people, 25 if hotbunking, packed into that 2 bed apt.

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