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LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Leaders don't understand poor

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Wednesday, May 10, 2017 12:01 am

Our leaders haven't a clue how to be poor. They haven't been hungry or homeless. They haven't held a paltry paycheck and debated whether to buy groceries or pay a utility bill, knowing that a similar decision must be made for the next paycheck and, goodness knows, how many more.

Jane Byrne is the last I recall who really tried to understand. As mayor of Chicago, she rented a place in the projects (low-cost housing since torn down) and lived there for six months.

Susan Archibald Stone


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