Report: 1/3 of Hawaii families don’t earn enough for needs
HONOLULU — Nearly one-third of Hawaii families don’t meet self-sufficiency income levels, according to a state report.
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People won’t like this answer, but first and foremost don’t have kids you can’t afford. Second, there is too much available labor and that keeps wages low for non skilled jobs. Move and/or go to school for a better job. And no, the answer is not mandated wage increases, that closes businesses , less people employed by those businesses and raises the cost of living because the price of things go up to pay for those increased costs and that’s a loss for everyone, even with the better job. Face it, if you, not the government, does not improve your circumstances, you will always be at the bottom of the ladder.