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Toward a Living Wage

April 3, 2019 Carma Henry 0

    The poverty line for a family of three (a working mom and two children) is $16,910. A woman working full time at the minimum wage is living below the poverty line. She qualifies for SNAP (food stamps), and possibly for federal housing aid if she can get it. All too often, the list for housing subsidies is full, as is public housing, so assistance is not an option. What is a woman earning such a low wage to do, then, living at the economic periphery? She house-shares lives with family or endures homelessness. She lines up to get food at food banks or from other charities. She struggles to make ends meet, while her Congressional Representative earns $174,000 a year whether they produce or not […]

Colin Allred: His Own Man

April 3, 2019 Carma Henry 0

“…refusing to expand Medicaid is also the wrong thing to do. It’s just not who we are as people. To me, this is all about values and it should be a value of ours to try and make sure that as many of our neighbors as possible can go see a doctor when they need to.” […]

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Meritocracy is the opium to the rich

March 28, 2019 Carma Henry 0

  Nathan Robinson in a March 14, 2019 article published in The Guardian, Meritocracy is a myth invented by the rich, stated, “The elite college admissions scandal in the U.S. is a reminder that wealth, not talent, is what determines the opportunities you have in life.” […]

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