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Working, but Needing Public Assistance Anyway

Patricia Cohen A home health care worker in Durham, N.C.; a McDonald’s cashier in Chicago; a bank teller in New York; an adjunct professor in Mayfield, Ill. They are all evidence of an improving economy, because they are working and … Continue reading

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This is what happened when I drove my Mercedes to pick up food stamps

By Darlena Cunha Sara Bareilles played softly through the surround-sound speakers of my husband’s 2003 Mercedes Kompressor as I sat idling at a light. I’d never been to this church before, but I could see it from where I was, across from … Continue reading

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These Bank Employees Get Paid So Little That They Require Public Assistance

By Alan Pyke “Bank teller” may sound like a profession that would allow a person to pay all her bills and live a decently middle-class life, but that’s not the case. Three in ten bank tellers rely upon some type … Continue reading

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Walmart CEO Mike Duke Pushes Back Against Company’s Minimum Wage Reputation

By Huffington Post Fast food and retail workers across the country have taken to the streets this year to decry their low wages. But the CEO of Walmart, which is often a target for criticism in that battle, claims a … Continue reading

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Rick Perry Quietly Lobbies The White House For $100 Million In Obamacare Funding

By Sy Mukherjee Politico reported Tuesday evening that Texas Gov. Rick Perry’s (R) administration is in negotiations with the Obama White House to accept about $100 million in federal money to implement an Obamacare Medicaid program to help elderly and disabled … Continue reading

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