People who make the federal minimum wage of $7.25 an hour can’t find an affordable place to live anywhere in the country, says a new report from the National Low Income Housing Coalition.
Think about this for a minute.
Does this mean everyone who has a minimum wage job is homeless, since there is no place to rent on a minimum wage?
Obviously, the Coalition report is leaving out some factors, since nearly everyone working at the minimum wage has a place to live.
That is, they are young people living with their parents, they are sharing space with others, etc.
The scare report about the minimum wage and affordable space is dishonest. It implies a situation that is almost totally non-existent. The report takes factors, the minimum wage and rents, and blends them in a manner that real actors in the real world are obviously not, since real minimum wage earners are not in the homeless predicament that the Coalition raises as a great horror.