The Working Poor

In Uncategorized on March 29, 2009 at 4:11 am

The working poor are, as the phrase denotes, poor individuals who have been fortunate to obtain jobs. In the United States, there are approximately 2 million working poor (Davis). I am thrilled that the United States government has worked hard in trying to provide all Americans with jobs. However, the United States must do a better job of providing American citizens with jobs that enable them to rid themselves of that dreaded “impoverished” label. This entails: raising the minimum wage, expanding the work week, and so forth. Working and remaining poor is extremely unfortunate. It is horrible to believe that individuals work their fingers to the bones only to remain poor. This must change.


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