Every time someone takes home one of our liberal sweat-free made in the USA shirts, we set aside a dollar to donate to a good political cause within the United States. This month, our donation goes to the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities.
Conservative columnists and politicians are spending a lot of time lately pushing for the cutting of wages and benefits for low-income workers, then complaining in the next breath that low-paid workers who can’t afford medical treatment on their own are “part of a culture of dependency.” People who have taken the time to study the issue have demonstrated that dependency isn’t reduced by reducing the workforce to poverty. They know that dependency is reduced when people who work hard at a full-time job earn enough to meet their needs. They know that dependency is reduced when all children are able to eat well and grow up healthy and learn at reasonably-funded schools.
The “people who have taken the time to study the issue” are the researchers at the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities, and their work should be supported. Read the reports that the Center publishes. If you appreciate what you read, and if you can afford it in these tough times, consider making your own donation.