Jack Saturday

Monday, May 04, 2015

Anti Wage-Slavery Pro-Freedom Quotations Of The Week 1292-1294

It is hard to overstate the extent to which work no longer results in a decent paycheck and a rising standard of living in this country. The portion of the economic pie that goes to working people is currently near the smallest on record...
...taxpayers are... providing a huge subsidy for employers by picking up the difference between what workers earn and what they need to meet basic living costs.        
New York Times
   MAY 1, 2015
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Julie’s body was so badly damaged from blunt-force trauma to the head and face, and the subsequent fire, it took the B.C. Coroners Service almost a week to identify her, Tarpley was told.

Julie had talked with her sister and brother-in-law about leaving the abusive relationship, but didn’t want to leave their two dogs and didn’t have enough money to support herself, Tarpley said. “He beat her up so many times, I lost count,” he said.
Katie DeRosa 
Victoria Times Colonist
April 29, 2015 
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...a social researcher named Sam Tsemberis stood to deliver what he framed as a surprisingly simple, cost-effective method of ending chronic homelessness.

Give homes to the homeless.

Tsemberis’ research, conducted here in the District and in New York City, showed this wouldn’t just dramatically cut the number of chronically homeless on the streets. It would also slash spending in the long run.
In all, before instituting Housing First, Utah was spending on average $20,000 on each chronically homeless person.
Walker says the state saves $8,000 per homeless person in annual expenses. “We’ve saved millions on this..."
By Terrence McCoy April 17
    Washington Post
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