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Monday, June 13, 2016

Minimum Wage Workers Can't Afford to Live Anywhere in the US

Kevin Matthews, Care2: The next time you hear someone moaning about Democrats trying to increase the minimum wage, hit them with this fact: There is nowhere in the United States that people can afford to live on a minimum wage.

Make no mistake: nowhere means nowhere. We're not just talking the big cities where everyone already knows how outrageous rent is. According to data compiled by the National Low Income Housing Coalition, there's not a state or county in the country where the average price of housing is affordable to a person working full-time for minimum wage.

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