Lies You Believe About Being Poor: Poor People Don’t Want to Work

The lie, which is becoming something of a mantra to business owners right now, is that “people don’t want to work.”

Republicans echo this statement over and over, using it as an excuse to oppose anything that helps the working poor.

Lie: “We can’t offer stimulus checks those people will just use it as an excuse not to work.”

I promise, when I was poor, getting money wasn’t an excuse to take time off. It usually meant I got to keep the lights on or having something…



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Lucinda Gunnin

Lucinda Gunnin


Lucinda Gunnin is a commercial property manager and author in the suburbs of Philadelphia. She’s a news junky, sushi addict, and geek extraordinaire.