Despite decades of advocacy by dedicated direct care workers and other visionary leaders, care work is still seen by too many Americans as somehow "less than" other forms of work.
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Another recurring theme in President Obama's State of the Union address was that progress in America does not stand still -- and neither should our efforts to ensure that direct care workers share in the fruits of the American dream.
We need to spend federal money now to help jump-start employment and incomes, but once we are spending money, we should devote it to something worthwhile.
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