Wednesday, October 13, 2004
Being a bleeding-heart liberal, I am not watching to see what's in it for me. I'm doing pretty well in my middle-class life.
I AM watching to see what's in it for the people who work 40-hour weeks at places like Wal-MART and yet are struggling to pay rent AND eat, whose kids don't have health insurance.
A recent "self sufficiency" study done in Pennsylvania found that it takes $16 an hour for a family of four to live frugally in Philadelphia.
In real-money terms, wages for the typical American family have gone down $1,500 in the past four years, while college tuition and health care have gone up 30, 40 percent.
There is nothing in the Bush economic plan (if there is one besides tax cuts) that gives any hope to these people.
posted by Carol Towarnicky at # 8:59 PM
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