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One in four workers-some 30 million people-work in jobs for which year-round, full-time work would not pay enough for a family of four to achieve self-sufficiency

A worker of a family of four needs to earn $17.74/hour to earn a livable wage.
In September 2007, Idaho had 87,000 people enrolled in Food Stamps.  When the economy crashed, the number of enrollees increased for the next five years, peaking in January 2012 at 239,000 people-- almost tripling.As the economy recovers, those numbers are declining as jobs become available and people go back to work. In December 2013, there were 217,500 people receiving Food Stamps, down 10 percent since the 2012 peak two years earlier.

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Did you know that the number of Americans on welfare is higher than the number of Americans that have full-time jobs?  Did you know that 1.2 million public school students in the U.S. are currently homeless?  Anyone that uses the term "economic recovery" to describe what is happening in the United States today is being deeply insulting to the nearly 150 million Americans that are considered to be either "poor" or "low income" at this point. Continued...



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