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Don’t Look Now, But We’re Dooming An Entire Generation To Being Poor

Every single time I post something about minimum wage, the naysayers trot out the ol' "But that's a transition wage for people just joining the workforce as kids!" I present Exhibit A in the defeat of that idea. And there's much more out there that refutes that tired old lie.

Don’t Look Now, But We’re Dooming An Entire Generation To Being Poor
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Eviction seemed imminent for Dasha Kelly, 32, and her three young daughters Sharron, 8; Kia, 6; and Imani, 5, on Monday. The eviction moratorium expired over the weekend and it looked like there was no way for them to avoid becoming homeless.

The former Las Vegas card dealer lost her job due to casino closures during the pandemic and needed $2,000 to cover her back rent. The mother of three couldn't bear the thought of being put out of her apartment with three children in the scorching Nevada desert.

"I had no idea what we were going to do," Kelly said, according to KOAT.

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