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Our intent is to make us think about the pervasiveness of poverty, its real causation, and the threat it poses to our democracy. But before we can launch a strategic plan, we must first address the big lies about poverty.
Every month since 2001, the United States has lost an average of 50,000 good-paying manufacturing jobs. Almost seven out of every ten of those lost jobs were in the construction, truck driving, warehouse or other blue-collar sectors.