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Friday, July 18, 2008

Poverty in America



Caption: Angelica Hernandez (left) and her mother, Gloria Nunez, struggle to make ends meet on a very limited budget.

(h/t LGF Link Viewer)

NPR: For Some Ohioans, Even Meat Is Out Of Reach

I loved this part:
Hernandez received her high school diploma and has had several jobs in recent years. But now, because fewer restaurants and stores are hiring, she says she finds it hard to find a job. Even if she could, she says it's particularly hard to imagine how she'll keep it. She says she needs someone to give her a lift just to get to an interview. And with gas prices so high, she's not sure she could afford to pay someone to drive her to work every day.

People tell Nunez her daughter could get more money in public assistance if she had a child.

"A lot of people have told me, 'Why don't your daughter have a kid?'"

They both reject that as a plan.

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