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- Jan 23, 2004
here's what I KNOW ... I know that 12 years ago, I was working as a cashier for $13/hr
for 6 years, I couldn't find a job
6 years ago, I finally got a part time job as a cashier for $7.30/hr
today that position hires in at $9.45/hr
and I'm making just under $12/hr
6 years ago, hubby was unemployed, construction was at an all time low
today, construction is booming
6 years ago, you very rarely saw help wanted signs, but empty trains were everywhere
now the reverse is true, there's help wanted signs everywhere, and you can't find an empty train unless it's being loaded
those are indisputable facts, and they're true for millions and millions of middle class Americans
The minimum wage an adult can be paid here in Australia is $18.93 per hour.
A cashier/retail employee doing over time and Saturday work is paid at $28.00 per hour and Sunday it’s closer to $35 per hour. As a minimum wages earner here you would get all sorts of financial benefits from the government.
Australian unemployed people get paid $260.00 per week and get free medical and hospital.
The USA isn’t so great !
Your 6 year scenario’s are all about to come crashing down around you. American companies have lost major sales in China because of the tariffs Donald Trump insisted on, the job and export numbers were bad enough for the USA last quarter, prediction is it’s going to get worse. USA banks lent money to investors in the Stock Market and at least 3 years growth has been wiped off the boards since Trump came to office.
The Chinese are going to be the new world leaders and the USA are going to be the losers and I doubt your cashier’s job is all that safe.
at least we can use "he" and "she" without going to jail lol View attachment 41149
I thought I'd look at Australia's tax rate:
0 – $18,200 - Nil
$18,201 – $37,000 - 19c for each $1 over $18,200
$37,001 – $90,000 - $3,572 plus 32.5c for each $1 over $37,000
$90,001 – $180,000 - $20,797 plus 37c for each $1 over $90,000
$180,001 and over - $54,097 plus 45c for each $1 over $180,000
The above rates do not include the Medicare levy of 2%.
seems Australia isn't all that great either lol View attachment 41150
PS: my money is on President Trump!
i was just about to post this exact same story...God Bless President Trump and the First Lady and the entire FamilyA 10-year-old girl with brain cancer received an unexpected Christmas visit from the Secret Service.
Cleveland resident Oliviah Hall has been battling a brain tumor since 2017. At the age of nine, Oliviah was diagnosed with Glioblastoma Multiforme Grade IV.
Oliviah was able to meet president Trump during the president’s midterm election swing through Ohio, where she took a picture with him. The president eventually signed the photo and inscribed it with the words, “I love you, President Trump,” and also gave Oliviah a challenge coin.
The photo was then hand-delivered by U.S. Secret Service Special Agent in Charge Jon Schuck once he received the signed photo.
According to local reporting, Oliviah “impressed” the Secret Service.
“Her personality is something else,” Special Agent Schuck said. “She lights up a room.”
Tina Rausch is Oliviah’s aunt and took the call from the Secret Service. “We got a call from the Secret Service,” Rausch said. “But, we didn’t know they were bringing an autographed copy of the photo we took.”
Oliviah hasn’t just impressed the president and Secret Service, her family reports a trip to the post office can mean picking up up to 1,000 letters and cards.
“She’s absolutely amazing,” Rausch said.
The family said that the photo from the President made the Oliviah smile and lightened her spirit. According to her Facebook page, Oliviah has received “1000 letters and 20 boxes” of Christmas messages from well-wishers.