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Some sobering truth for today... in no state in the United States can a minimum wage worker to rent a two bedroom unit at Fair Market Rent working the standard 40-hour work week.

You can quibble around the edges of if that is the right way to look at the challenge faced by a massive chunk of our peer citizens. But you can't argue with the fact that this is a big problem.

If you are going to work above 88 hours per week (deep blue states below along the edges and FL) how are you going raise your children, how are you going to take care of your health, how are you going to live?

If you are on Facebook or Google+ or Twitter you are most likely worried about first world problems. Collectively we, and the new batch we just sent to Washington DC, need to figure this problem out. No quick fixes for sure, but we can certainly do better.

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One of the reasons that I decided that Romney was clueless was when I heard him casually mention the presence of a "safety net" for the poor. There is no safety net and the numbers homeless are increasing daily. Sorry for the rant, little button I guess.
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