Working Poor Suffer in Struggling Economy

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President Bush has approved a plan to give individual taxpayers up to $600 in rebates, plus another $300 per child.

But for people who have to choose between buying groceries and paying the heating bill, the extra cash may provide short-term comfort, but no long-term security.

Sandra Robertson, executive director of Georgia Citizens' Coalition on Hunger, works with low-wage earners and people who are transitioning off public assistance.



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