Wage Rage: Surviving Poverty Stories

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NORTH TEXAS -- Let’s face it, poverty sucks. And plenty of people wake up each day and have to choose between buying food or paying rent. Every month they juggle which bills they can pay.

Recently, users on Reddit were asked to weigh in on what it’s like to live under the poverty line. The question? “What do insanely poor people buy that ordinary people know nothing about?”

Well, more than 21,000 folks answered and here’s their reality:

“Once a month I’ll work late, get a roll of nickels and fill up a grocery sack with feminine products for my wife.”

“After selling plasma, I would walk to Wendy’s and eat the crackers and ketchup for dinner.”

In the State of the Union, President Obama threw out a challenge for those who are opposed to raising the minimum wage. "If you truly believe you could work full time and support a family on less than $15,000 a year, try it," Obama said.

Yeah, surviving on minimum wage, which is $7.25/hour in Texas, it’s no cake walk folks. Here’s hoping for a change before the battle of the wage turns into rage.

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