This is life on $7.50 an hour

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Safiyyah Cotton makes $7.50 an hour working at McDonald's. So how does she stretch her budget? With a lot of help from the government. Here's a look inside the life and budget of a low-wage worker.

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that's why I don't want kids until I make good money

Author — Hayley Kitty

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Lord forgive me for ever saying there's nothing to eat in the house when there was a refrigerator full of stuff. I pray this young lady is in a better situation now.

Author — Arielle Powell

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The real sad part is even if she gets a slightly better job, she will lose all those benefits and be in the same hole again.

Author — lalelulalo

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I wish more people understood that in life you are only a paycheck away from becoming homeless.

Author — 86bmiller

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The sadness in her eyes is heartbreaking...I wish i could give her a hug and tell her it's going to be OK!!!

Author — Lady V

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America we can't be proud of the way we treat our citizen's. $7.50 an hour 16 hours a week how the hell does she survive and our priority is giving the super rich a huge tax break.

Author — The Scooter Montana

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Minimum wage is the modern day legal slave pay.

Author — Jason Peterson

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Would love to see an update on this family

Author — ecouhig

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Fast-food workers have to deal with the rudest people ever, and take it!
Bless you, sweetie.
I hope things get better. 😟

Author — Nora Nora

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She sounds so defeated. Nobody should have to live like that. 😓

Author — Robyn Williams

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This girl sounds tired and defeated.. almost to were she has given up.. I pray things get better for her and her son💜

Author — Spartan 91

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Instead of doing wars usa should first focus on their 40 million poor homeless people

Author — 0_0

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That's sad, 480$ a month???? That's less than half the U.S average rent!!!

Author — Top Time!

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I’m only a year younger than her, and I can’t imagine being in that kind of situation.

God bless her, she’s trying her best. A breakthrough will happen for her.

Author — sweet pea

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I pray she gets a raise or finds a job for better money

Author — Tyler Davey

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Coming from experience, it’s sad to say but sometimes u have to skip meals to survive on biweekly 7.50 wage. This video kills me how similar my life is to this, minus having a child.

Author — Lex

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And the general public thinks that she is being over paid.

Author — Don K

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Damn I felt that! "I'll wear the struggle so he can live."😭😭😭

Author — CoCo KISSAS

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Life is really not easy, let’s be thankful and merciful for everything we have 🙏🏽

Author — Alex Blériot K.

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She is clearly very sad, I pray everything gets better for her

Author — Dionne Freeman