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DeusOrbus October 25th, 2013 11:49pm

If a person works diligently for 50+hours a week should they be able to get out of poverty?

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DenisC NYC Rome Miami Beach
10/26/13 12:31 am

50 hours a week on minimum wage? It depends on where they live. If it's a town/city where the cost of living isn't high, they might just get by.

doctalk not all who wander r lost
10/25/13 9:51 pm

Rising tax does not mean the end of opportunity. 50 hours per week is probably a SHORT week for business owners or entrepreneurs. It is long enough to earn a living if spent carefully.

trollthepoll Pro Choice
10/25/13 9:27 pm

They should but doesn't mean they will...

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twss trump is a garbage human
10/25/13 7:25 pm

Hypothetically, yes. But it really doesn't matter how much someone works/earns. If they handle their finances irresponsibly, they will never get ahead.

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MaryMallory Mrs. Sherlock Holmes
10/25/13 7:16 pm

Depends on what they spend their money on.

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presleyc5 tejas
10/25/13 5:57 pm

Theoretically, but it's not always the case, especially if they are getting paid minimum wage.

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shemmes dc
10/25/13 5:51 pm

Not with what I'm hearing about taxes

TierasPet
10/25/13 5:22 pm

I believe they should but they don't always make it. With all the taxes, and more likely, they may still be living in poverty.

FollowYourBliss Never Happy, Ever After
10/25/13 5:19 pm

What's sad is that's not always the case. 44% of homeless people are employed.

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skier144 Colorado
10/25/13 5:11 pm

Maybe. It depends on other spending habits

CorblaKhan Team Skynet
10/25/13 5:10 pm

"Should"? Yes. Will they? Probably not.

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