What would we hear from someone living in poverty now if they led a federal agency?

Date: June 30, 2017

CitySquare Chief Program Officer Annie Lord explains the value a poor person’s perspective would bring to the President’s Cabinet.

Last week, President Trump dismissed the idea of having a poor person in a cabinet position relating to the economy. He claimed that billionaires have “the kind of thinking we want.” His comment was made against the backdrop the serial attempt by the GOP to repeal Obamacare. In both the House and the Senate versions over 20 million people will lose their health care. It seems that “billionaire thinking” does not include the poor. Only 17% of Americans approve of the latest proposed legislation from the GOP Senate. Living in poverty is daunting and to grasp and understand the issues it is important to talk with those that know the reality of it.

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