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Is a livable wage 3 a moral issue?

Stephanie Berkowitz, who heads Northern Virginia Family Service, a nonprofit agency based in Falls Church, Virginia, said that nearly 70 percent of the people using the agency's housing-assistance program are working and that 60 percent of the people in their homeless shelters are employed. If raising wages kills jobs then should we rather not double down on the laws and regulations known to hamper job creation, liberate the economy from the shackles of an overbearing state and focus on creating the conditions known to lead to economic growth and increased employment opportunities?

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Wesman Todd Shaw says

4 months ago
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    ptosis 4 months ago

    Me too. Why can't the IRS raise the level of income to tax from $6k to $23K?. Taxing people's work income that is way below the official proverty level seems .. immoral.

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bradmasterOCcal says

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Tamara Wilhite (tamarawilhite) says

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    bradmasterOCcal 4 months ago

    You didn't mention the millions of people that lost their jobs, homes and livelihood in 2008. Those are the only jobs left for them. The rest of them that couldn't get these jobs don't appear on the unemployment list. The gov dn want high UE numbers.

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John Wilson (The Old Guard) says

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    ptosis 3 months ago

    Wow,t there are so many points and so few characters that I can use to dispute. All I can say is listen to TTC's chapter 17 Raising Wages for the Working Poor - Minimum Wages, Wage Subsidies, and Job Training. :)

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