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February 15, 2020

Opinion: Trump Believes Making America Competitive Depends on Slashing Americans’ Wages

PoliticusUsa.com – I know facts have a hard time surviving and garnering any credibility in Trump’s truth-free political swamp, but let’s give asserting a few facts at the outset here the old college try. Read article.

FACT:  Homelessness in the U.S. has increased for the third year in a row under Trump’s rule.

FACT:  Despite low unemployment rates, poverty is increasing. West Virginia is a telling case study of how the jobs being created, particularly in retail and service industries, do not pay a living wage.

As Sean O’Leary, senior budget analyst for the West Virginia Center on Budget and Policy, told CBS News, “It’s cashiers, retail sales people, service employees — those are our fastest growing jobs, but those jobs don’t pay very well.”

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