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Thursday, May 1, 2014

New York Times' "Quote of the Day" from KC today


Check that out:

QUOTATION OF THE DAY



"It's hard on my psyche. There's no break. There's no time to breathe. I always have to think about the next step just to survive."


BOBBY BINGHAM, of Kansas City, Mo., who works three part-time jobs to make ends meet.

This after the Senate Republicans--including, of course, our own Missouri Senator Roy Blunt--voted down an increase in the minimum wage yesterday:


The original quote, however, above, comes from this article:


Mr. Bingham's input to the article:

Bobby Bingham, 38, of Kansas City, Mo., works three part-time jobs seven days a week to make ends meet, but struggles to cover basic living expenses: his apartment, his car, his car insurance, gas and utilities. He is also heavily in debt, owing $30,000 in student loans and about $12,000 in credit-card debt with an annual interest rate of 17 percent.

“It’s hard on my psyche,” he said. “There’s no break. There’s no time to breathe. I always have to think about the next step just to survive. It’s not like I can look forward and plan, because I’m just trying to think about tomorrow.”

It would be nice if we could get back to having and supporting a strong middle class againl.

Wouldn't it?



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