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Biotch I spent 3-1/2 years working full time minimum wage job while going to school 5 hours a day 5 days a week and longer on weekends to do research and assignments with 2 kids in diapers and a wife working a minimum wage job while we paid day care every week!!
I then worked at a little better paying job 60-80 hours a week for 10 years to pay the student loans back with interest!!
No sleep, no life, no whinning; just working and sacrificing so, that one day things could be better!!!
I didn't ask for a fvcking thing and the govt didn't give me fvcking thing!!
I am a better man for it!!
I'm calling you out on the above statement. I think you are not telling the truth. 2 parents earning minimum wage could not afford full time day care for two children in diapers.
Just using today's numbers
minimum wage $8/HR times 40 hours =$320 gross per adult. Child care cost for "kid diapers" = $300 per week. If you and your wife were both working minimum wage jobs..you would not even bring home enough to pay for child care.
Now..imagine if you were doing it on your own..without the benefit of the other parent? How would you do it??
By the way..did you take the child dependent tax credit on your income tax return? If yes..then you got government assistance.
But..nice try at hyperbole.
I really don't care what you THINK you know.
I was in school from 88-92 worked making minimum wage (4.25 hr) at that time, and my wife worked minimum wage as well; I took the bus to school/work and she drove our only vehicle a 1972 ford pinto. We paid 80.00 a week for each baby to go to day care (160.00 a week for both). We struggled ate garden vegetables, live in a cheap apt and scraped by. We cut coupons, used cloth diapers, but, we never asked for anything we could not earn.
Sooooo did you take the child tax credit? How about the tax credit you get for child care? Did you take either of those? How did you afford baby formula?
$80 a week for a baby? Sounds like you used an illegal day care.
They were breast fed and my wife spent a lot of time with a breast pump to maintain a stock.
Nothing was illegal but, it obviously upsets you that we sacrificed and worked hard and didnt want a hand out! why is that?