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  •  Disagree with the 'your family' part, but (1+ / 0-)
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    Odysseus

    agree otherwise that you should be able to support yourself and not live in rough circumstances. I don't think people are owed families.

    I see what you did there.

    by GoGoGoEverton on Wed Feb 13, 2013 at 10:45:11 AM PST

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      TerryDarc

      So kids are a luxury item only the rich should be allowed to have?

      Well, that's certainly food for thought.

      What's wrong with America? I'll tell you. Everything Romney said was pre-chewed wads of cud from Republicans from the last 30 years and yet he managed thru a combination of racism and selling the (false) hope of riches to get 47% of the national vote.

      by ontheleftcoast on Wed Feb 13, 2013 at 11:14:32 AM PST

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      •  Yes, only the rich should be allowed to have kids. (0+ / 0-)

        That's exactly what I meant when I said that the minimum living wage shouldn't factor in supporting a spouse and kids.

        It's supposed to be a minimum wage, not the ONLY wage. You can't really even take care of yourself on today's minimum wage, especially with no healthcare benefits. Society doesn't owe anyone kids or a free spouse.

        I see what you did there.

        by GoGoGoEverton on Wed Feb 13, 2013 at 11:53:12 AM PST

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