…And every day. How about you? I know many people besides me HAVE to be working class, HARD WORKING working class that is, and maybe even educated and can barely scrape by. 752 more words
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Walk a Mile in Their Shoes
In my new job as cashier at a busy Capital Blvd. grocery store, I often work nights and weekends. Yesterday (Friday), my shift started at 3:30 p.m., just in time to begin the late afternoon surge of just-off-work rush hour shoppers, and early evening surge of about-to-start-the-party Friday-night drinkers, bar-hoppers, and parking lot panhandlers. 1,829 more words
by Brian T. Lynch, MSW“No business which depends for existence on paying less than living wages to its workers has any right to continue in this country… By living wages, I mean more than a bare subsistence level — I mean the wages of a decent living.” (1933, Statement on National Industrial Recovery Act – Franklin Delano Roosevelt) 535 more words
The New Republic: Opinion: Noam Scheiber: Raising the Minimum Wage Isn't Just Good Politics: It's Good Economics
The New Republic: Opinion: Noam Scheiber: Raising the Minimum Wage Isn’t Just Good Politics: It’s Good Economics … 539 more words
…Because I’m too poor.
Seriously. I’ll repeat that. They took my food stamps away because I am too poor.
Well, pretty much.
See, after I’d been receiving food stamps for a few months, the gummint asked me to provide an update to my situation. 253 more words