Living Wage calculator

Living Wage calculator

Postby English Nick » Mon Nov 14, 2011 9:07 am

This website tells you the living wage for your US county or town: http://www.livingwage.geog.psu.edu/

If FDR had succeeded in passing his second bill of rights, all Americans would be earning this....
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Re: Living Wage calculator

Postby Rick345 » Mon Nov 14, 2011 1:30 pm

Well, I think the totals calculated are a little low. For my part of the country southwest Alabama it says single person could get along quite nicely on minimum wage $7.25 I don't believe it. Also it seems to under estimate the tax rate at least for my part of the world. In southwest Alabama sales tax is 10% and that tax applies to everything (EVERYTHING) you buy no exceptions. The calculator says a single person making $16,341 would pay $906 or a little more than 5% in taxes per year. If we just include FICA and sales tax, two taxes for which there is no escape that person pays 22-25% in taxes.
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