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It's tough out there for a poor worker

In this June 2 photo, Wendy Harrison, a waitress at the icon Grill in Seattle, picks up a food order from the kitchen as she works during lunchtime. An Associated Press comparison of the cost of living at several other major U.S. cities found that a $15 minimum wage, like Seattle adopted this wee...

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It isn’t easy being a poor, working American.
For poor workers, the Great Recession that plagued the United States and affected most of the world’s economy is far from over for workers caught in poverty, according to The Daily Signal’s James Sherk.
A lot of it comes down to gaining skills, wrote Sherk. Employers have cut back on hours, and thus cut back on the amount of time that people can improve their ability to work.
“The more you play a sport or instrument, the better you get,” Sherk wrote. “It’s the same story with work ...

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