Turns out about 22.1% of households in the 10 county Bay area are struggling to make ends meet:
Whereas the federal poverty level would be $17,170 a year for a family fitting that description – no matter where they lived in the United States – the self-sufficiency standard estimates that it would take $54,590 for such a family to live comfortably but without frills in San Francisco County, $49,823 in Contra Costa County and $63,871 in San Mateo County.
Are you kuckin’ fidding me!?!
Now granted, this is for a family of two parents with an infant child. BUT STILL! We are talking about an income north of 63 large. $63,000! And they are struggling to make ends meet? I read the article twice. I regret to inform you, gentle reader, that these people are DEAD serious.
Okay, okay. So…so what? So, like, what is the conclusion?
“This report raises important questions about how we can better serve the thousands of low-wage workers and families who were already struggling before the recession, whose situations are undoubtedly more precarious now,” said Anne Wilson, chief executive of the United Way of the Bay Area.
How we can better serve people who make about 55k? Un-be-liev-able!
Check this out:
- Anyone making about $55,000 has the ability to move.
- Anyone else think these numbers are just made up so that about 20% of the population will fit?
No wonder California is broke.