Tennessee politics behind the scenes
Not in Tennessee where the wage equivalence between full welfare benefits and work is $5.83.
There should be some sort of work requirement for welfare.
That certainly says something about the state of minimum wage, then.
Or the excess of government handouts.
or the minimum wage... Seeing as how you have yet to live on or prove that one can live on a welfare budget. It's a shame what you think working people deserve. As long as you don't have to pay 10.00 for your hamburger right [SIC]
Let's see. Minimum wage in Tennessee is $7.25/hour. Let's say we have a hypothetical person working full-time (as if minimum-wage companies even give out that many hours), you get $1'160/month or $13'920/annum (no holidays or sick days). That's pre-tax, I won't pretend to know anything about tax so let's leave that there.The median rent for a 1-bedroom apartment outside of the city center is $700. America doesn't usually have good public transport, so if you're outside the city centre you'll need a car. I just looked up the bus routes map for Nashville, there are huuuuge areas without any bus services.Okay, monthly income $1'160, rent $700, leaves you $460 for absolutely everything else. Utilities are $150 for a 85m2 apartment.So that's $310. On that you need to be able to pay for any health insurance, car costs, and a month's worth of food. Can you do that?
I could live and prosper on less. I have done it but not the way you spend. $700.00 a month for a one bedroom? Come on. You can get a two bedroom for $400.00 and get a roommate splitting costs. I don't think you will prosper at anything unless you are willing to work extra. 60s are a minimum if you want out of poverty with no qualifications that will get you out of min wage. If you don't get a quality education you better be willing to work extra.
I have offered to prove it can be done. I offered the local lefty rag $1000.00 challenge to prove the point. They chickened out.
Those statistics came from numbeo, which I have found to be quite accurate for every city I've lived in.Who can afford a quality education in America these days? Instate tuition for a new student at University of Tennessee, Knoxville, is $11'194. That is absolutely outrageous. And if you're in school, how are you supposed to work 60 hours a week to live on?
UTK probably. Pellissippi is much less. Tech schools less still. A huge chunk of the tuition is also covered by the lottery scholarship. I work in the rental industry. I am quite aware of what is out there. Yes, you can pay more. You can also pay much much less. It's up to you and what you are willing to do.
I'm not going to sit here and say you can go to school of your choice full time, not work or only work part time, live in a great apartment, support a huge or growing family and not have any bills when you come out that you will never have to pay for. Life is full of choices. They are called choices because they infer you can not have them all.
Really now a two bedroom for $400? BTW a few posts back you said we don't deserve a chance at an education. So which is it senator?
In Knox I can get you a few of them. As for the "quote" you say I said, can you point that out for me? I don't recall ever saying that.
"Lending money we don't have to kids who can't pay it back, to train them for jobs that don't exist is crazy."So ok its not all education you just get to pick what people learn right?
So did I say that they can't get an education because that's not how what I wrote reads.
You said you get to pick and if you had your way we would not have access to funds to support a "liberal" higher education because we are bad kids that like to talk about sex.....
Again, can you provide this mystery quote or is this another of your made up "facts"
made up facts? you don't know whats in your own blog? or an email?
Well, you said before I said something I didn't say. Now you are at it again. Provide where I said that exact thing or admit its a lie.
"We have needs in this country that are not being filled because we do not have qualified graduates in difficult fields. While I like a good banjo player as much as the next guy I don't want to pay for his welfare because he can't find a job." Also included in further correspondence was philosophy, women's studies, Art, Photography, English, anything you don't consider marketable.
So do you think that education is only available if government pays for it? Wrong.
Never said that- I said you shouldn't get to pick! You got yours so screw the rest of us? Most students have some sort of government assistance in order to survive the rising cost of college and while the path may not be clear in the beginning because it is not spelled out, most of these degrees bring in more money later.
Again? I'm starting to think you are delusional. Where did I say you didn't get a choice?
You can't really be this complacent? "We have needs in this country that are not being filled because we do not have qualified graduates in difficult fields. " you then went on to talk about how students shouldn't be allowed to go for what you consider easy degrees. Are you able to comprehend now. Can't make it plainer if I drew a picture. You like to call people delusional. How far did that get you last time?
So I miss where I said you could not go to what ever school you chose. Where I said you HAD to go to one school or any school at all. I call people delusional who repeatedly "see things" that aren't there. Who infer and ASSUME the most far reaching conclusions on the thinnest of assumptions that say nothing of the sort. If you aren't delusional you aren't that smart. I was giving you the benefit of the doubt.
Where did I say someone couldn't go for an easy degree?
but your too chicken to post that huh?
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