Bringing people out of poverty

There is a move to require recipients of social welfare programs to be employed. In most cases this means taking a job that pays minimum wages, which in all cases is not enough on which to survive.
There are more people who are being displaced by automation every day and this means that the service industry has a growing source of labor. The people who have to take these jobs are exposed to stress, both physical and mental, that results in a lifetime of disability. If they are parents their children share this suffering.
We need to mandate that any job pays enough that the employee is able to afford adequate housing, nutrition, and healthcare. We need to support education so that their children grow up to a better life than they have. This is our task, as voters in the coming election, to support candidates who really believe in bringing people out of poverty.

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