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Section 8, vouchers used by hundreds of families in county

February 15, 2014

Section 8 housing communities may seem like an urban trend, providing low-income housing in crowded metropolitan areas....

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Feb-16-14 8:32 AM

As promised in his recent State of the Union Address on February 12, 2014, President Obama signed an executive order to increase to $10.10 the hourly minimum wage paid to federal contractors and subcontractors. This means tax payers will now pay more. Contractors will pass the increase on to the Federal Government which is the tax payers. How will that help the defeicit?

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Feb-16-14 6:40 AM

A couple of you on here crying to raise the minimum wage need to wake up!! Every time the minimum wage is raised the cost of everything else is raised. The minimum wage earners are still in the same boat but they drag those who were making slightly more than minimum wage into the same boat they're in because they didn't get a raise, creating more poor people, to*****more taxes out of people making slightly more than the lower middle class, thus creating more people who work hard but get paid less.

Soon the hard workers, who pay the taxes, may get tired of being robbed and choose to join you in the "gutter" to beg someone to give them a "fair shake" but then one day there will be noone left up above to throw you scraps.

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Feb-15-14 1:00 PM

BigNapper conservatives want an end of minimum wage so they can pay their workers what they are worth. If that ever passes all workers become worth $3.00/hour, or maybe less, no matter what "current" minimum wage job they work.

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Feb-15-14 9:39 AM

Luv, all the able body folks living off the dole. Ain't America great. Work harder you got a lot of able body folks needing your MONEY.

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Feb-15-14 9:32 AM

Most of these people have jobs and still need assistance duh why are they working for so low wages? Positive proof minimum wages must be raised to a much higher level. Maybe a profit cap placed on corps. to stop cost of living raising with wages stop out of control perks and bonuses to ceo's.

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Feb-15-14 8:36 AM

Welcome to the Obama economy folks. 50% of all Americans are receiving some form of Government benefit. Hope & change in action

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Feb-15-14 6:16 AM

Thanks for sharing this important article. Too often people who live in assisted housing are stigmatized. Your article shows them as neighbors...not strangers. Keep up the good work.

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