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The Quickest Way To Kick-Start The Economy Is To Do Something Very Simple

There's no doubt about it: Raising the minimum wage isn't just a matter of economic justice, it's also a women's equality issue — especially since close to 60% of minimum-wage earners are women, many of them with children. And guess what? If we raised the minimum wage, it would move many of them off of SNAP and other social services. Win-win, right?

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An eye-opening Tumblr thread posted to Reddit shows how federal Supplemental Security Income (SSI) programs designed to help disabled people actually help keep them in poverty.

Reddit user iDogeYT posted this thread that explains how people with disabilities are not allowed to have more than $2,000 to their name or the benefits they depend on are automatically shut off.

This leaves them unable to save for a rainy day, educational opportunities, or to buy a home or car.

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