It is still a mediocre world out there as long as people have to sludge through what is a meeting of the mind and survival. In the corporporate world where most things corporations produce are spun into gold and resold for profit the picture works. But for those that are in regular 9:00 to 5:00 jobs, the job market has no sympathy for those that can't see the road where the blind spot is. Enter a person who cannot make ends meet, todays stratergy is to have people, family members and other individuals who are pressured into sub-letting apartments, having odd room mates, and a host of other bizarre living arrangements, it seems perfectly fine.
The road for those that must defend their paycheck and live paycheck to paycheck know a different quake, a different ripple that they feel differently. Many of the American people learn about credit cards right away, this gives lead way to business, for who the credit card companies and those that will become bill collectors. Many people use the credit card as a means to "float" expenses they cannot afford. The average American would be in serious trouble had they had a dentist appointment or a big car repair. But in the day and age of the 2000's, it seems that is acceptable.
Enter groceries, cell phone, even a modest Metro plan is still 25. 00 for unlimited talk and text and if you are computer savvy you can have internest as well, for 25.00 not a bad thing. But at the months end, here is my question how do you maintain a rent and provide for one self on what the mininimum wage is now? It would seem impossible to find a single bedroom apartment in a half way decent area, and have facilities such as a washer and dryer on premisis, and maybe dare I say a courtyard where a single parent might be able to take a child outside for a walk and such.
Okay, even if you are a single person and have now made up your mind that by the time you reach 20 you want out of your parents home. Living in the basement is not an option, you will go to a real estate and have to pay a month security, and a month for the month you rent, and may have to pay for other things such as cable. As the list goes on, it would seem highly unlikely that most people would want to leave the nest, but some may be forced out due to other extenuating circumstances, such as but not limited to parents divorcing, parents can no longer afford house, people are tired of living under the parents roof, parents die, what ever reason presents itself, the cost of living even in moderate forms is very expensive.
Some people also may have a small pet, to keep them company if they can find a landlord that will accept it. This will also be another expense, food, occasional grooming, and yearly shots, okay there are low cost veterniary clinics, (just hope your pet has no other problems.) The idea in my mind is to help establish a way in which people are given more incentives to go out and go to work, rather than feeling that a job is beneath them, or that the job dosen't pay enough. There is also clothing, and still yet doctor costs, one day I was listenting to three young ladies speaking about a doctors visit, which the one girl stated, "she had to see the doctor because the symptoms from her cold were really bad." This could also be quite expensive.
But today there are 24 hour care facilities that are realatively in-expensive and a person can be seen anytime of the day or night. This is the way in which American's can affect change. Knowing where the problem areas are and deciding as a conscious people that it is a big struggle to afford ones expenses, most companies should be aware and be willing to come up to the challenge, rather than just let things be. There are too many young people that are struggling to maintain what it means to be living in sub-standard living, and having little control over it, except to keep going diligently every single day, as a treaded tire and keep re-inventing how things get done.
It takes one voice to become many voices, and one way to help Americans accomdate their lifestyles for all people. Generations have endured with little, and survived, but in todays definition of a Captalist country, the consumer is given messages that are incredibly defunct of giving clear insight to who is struggling while on a line for a new iphone, and what ever the cost, it seems to be no struggle. The economy I would strongly susspect is split straight doen the middle, with middle growing wider, both sides have decide how they are going to have bridge the gap, before both sides become victims of the others needs, and the others "must have" convient messages that get mixed up in the main stream media, pretty much making it sound like another catch phrase this generation uses, "It's all right." I beg to differ, but it's far from all right, many people would be struggling if it were not for the help of family members, a new plan from when I was growing up and due to my sense of logic, I was not seen as making correct moves.
There is no way in which I would have survived if not for the kindness of dare I say strangers, one who became my first husband, the other who became husband number two, and under not so nice terms, widened the gap between my sense of independence, and my sense of dependence. The bottom line here is that a living wage increase is important for the guy at the bottom of the totem pole, as it is for the guy at the top who gets a bonus or other incentives for being able to hold up his or hers end of the job, the job seeker needs to know that if he or she is going to start to see the light at the end of the tunnel then he or she will need the "living wage."