New York: Julie Franco #40dollars

What does $40 mean to you?
I am a single mother doing this all on my child support ever! $40 is just about a week's worth of gas in my car that gets me to work and my son to school and extra-curricular activities. $40 is just enough for the oil change that is due right now. $40 is the fresh fruits and vegetables I try to provide each week to make our meals more healthy...canned and frozen are just cheaper and last longer. $40 is enough to buy school lunches for a few weeks or groceries to pack lunch. $40 helps pay my utility bills. $40 a pay would be devastating, especially since I have not had a raise since 2008...everything else is skyrocketing while my wages stay the same. Taking more from me takes more from my son and I just cannot afford it. I need to provide for my son and help him lead a safe, healthy and happy life.