Poverty Pinches Paupers-To-Be

Scores of federal workers/contractors just got a financial shock. One possible positive — one thing that many people lack…

Hallowed halls of Congress, the scene of the brutal shutdown fight. Photo by Diane Nilan
It’s only money. Photo by Diane Nilan

Many of those workers teeter on the edge of homelessness.

Some are homeless, working hard to escape the clutches of life on the streets. Any interruption of their precarious income stream, er, dribble, will be disastrous. Professor Matthew Desmond, who has extensively chronicled the issue of homelessness and poverty, offers plenty of evidence of the vulnerability of millions of working poor:

Money stores, predators extraordinaire. Photo by Diane Nilan
Do we see a silver lining? Photo by Diane Nilan.

Founder/pres. HEAR US Inc., gives voice & visibility to homeless families & youth, ran shelters, advocate, filmmaker, author, 15 yrs. on US backroads.

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