Category Archives: working poor

Iowa-stan

Iowa Needs You, Donald Kaul! Considering the coming of what promises to be a MEMORABLE Iowa legislative session this spring, my mind wandered to days of yore when a young writer for the Des Moines Register would annually make fun … Continue reading

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August Is No Recess When Working Poor

School is out for Iowans who work yet remain on the margins of society. There is no recess from the constant demand to secure basic needs of food, shelter and clothing. The add-on expenses of transportation, health care, interest on … Continue reading

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Something To Think About

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Inequality

The past two weeks have been simply startling at how those with wealth have been both evading taxes while hoarding money in almost unimaginable amounts in offshore tax havens. At the same time we have corporations doing all sorts of … Continue reading

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It's Not Just About Wages

It’s time for a new discussion about wages. People who harp about hourly wages are tedious and mostly fooling themselves. The economic instinct in society should be and is making a decent life from what we have and are given. … Continue reading

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Fast Food Workers Going On Strike

Jobs With Justice Today, underpaid fast food clerks, care providers, adjuncts, retail associates and thousands of women and men across the country are bravely going on strike once again. Along with their supporters, they’re raising their voices to demand $15 … Continue reading

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Poverty Vultures

Out of sight of the eyes of anything resembling reporters the poverty industries in the USA are cranking along in high gear. Most of these are protected from any harm by Republicans from the county courthouse through the state house … Continue reading

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