This is a laughable joke, who in the hell set the 'standard of living' so freaking low?
A 'living wage' for one person in Los Angeles county is $12.00 an hr?, maybe on skid row, LMFAO
Me thinks this was done by design, to keep the poor, poor
(hmm, management positions are up to $50 min an hour!, no wonder they all love their jobs and are the happiest)
Introduction to the Living Wage Calculatorhttp://livingwage.mit.edu/
In many American communities, families working in low-wage jobs make insufficient income to live locally given the local cost of living. Recently, in a number of high-cost communities, community organizers and citizens have successfully argued that the prevailing wage offered by the public sector and key businesses should reflect a wage rate required to meet minimum standards of living. Therefore we have developed a living wage calculator to estimate the cost of living in your community or region. The calculator lists typical expenses, the living wage and typical wages for the selected location.