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My son and daugher in law are state workers. They have both just finished their master's degrees and have $100,000 of debt between them. They have started at wages that are barely a living wage. She is a school teacher in a small community and after five years of work earns only $18.00 an hour. ( By the way, she has had to paint her own classroom for the past 3 yrs. due to a shortage of funds.) He has started out at $20.00 an hour with $45,000 in debt to pay off, an old car needing repair, and no savings. They will both have to work full time to be able to afford a family and may never be able to own a home and fully pay off their debt at their low wages. Benefits are truly needed as incentive and a real need, to be able to live a lower middle class life.
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