$7.25 an hour should be called a survival wage, not a livable wage or even a minimum wage.
Those who are earning $7.25 an hour or slightly higher. Usual depends on such programs as snap (food-stamps) W.I.C housing vouches, and frequents food banks and other services, to survive.
With cuts in the safety net programs it makes low income wage earners; life more difficult.
An unforeseen event for low income worker wage earner, could force them to take out a predator loan, to survive and continue with their current place of employment.
Even with a certificate or a degree. One could go to anther state, usual are paid a higher wage.
Having a certificate or a degree doesn't guarantee a livable wage, in Idaho.
Those employers who can afford to pay a livable wage and don't simply "doesn't respected their employees or associates"
Those who gets up and go to work, deserve and is worth a livable wage.
Coffee is on.
Editor note...This a copy of letter to editor I send to our local paper.
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