Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

Who Will Help the Economy of Working Families?

Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

Who Will Help the Economy of Working Families?

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Please understand that when we wake up each morning hearing about a banner day for the stock market, that growth is at an all-time high, or even that unemployment is at an all-time low, none of this matters or applies to the vast majority of real working families.

These terms mean things are doing well for major shareholders and corporations. These are talking points that confuse most. For real working families, our economy has not changed in any way.

Record stock market closings don't change the fact that I'm paying 100 percent more for eggs this month. This magic number hasn't increased my paycheck.

"Growth" is great for corporations and government, but it hasn't changed the fact that we pay 30 percent more in utility bills each year. Their growth hasn't changed my economy. …

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