CitySquare, we've known the hard truth for a very long time. Most of the low-income people with whom we work also work at a job, often more than one job.
The problem is not work.
The problem is pay and earning power.
Consider the analysis of Bill Quigley that follows. Take time to go to the complete text of the report. Then, tell me what you think.
Is it realistic to think that everyone who works should be able to sustain themselves by that work?
Working and Poor in the USA
Sunday 22 January 2012
By: Bill Quigley, The Center for Constitutional Rights
"Our nation, so richly endowed with natural resources and with a capable and industrious population, should be able to devise ways and means of insuring to all our able-bodied men and women, a fair day’s pay for a fair day’s work.” -Franklin Delano Roosevelt, 1937
Millions of people in the US work and are still poor. Here are eight points that show why the US needs to dedicate itself to making work pay.
To read the entire report click here.