4 fundamental rights that are hard to come by if you’re poor

This blog post succinctly lists several “rights” that are supposed to be universal in the US, but which are actually difficult to access for the low-income population. Rights are called “rights” for a reason — they should be given to everyone, not just a privileged few.

Of Means and Ends

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Americans like to think of our country as a land of opportunity where every man, woman and child has a shot at success. With hard work and dedication, anyone can make it.

The growing income gap belies the idealistic rhetoric. There are many straightforward ways in which low-income people struggle–if you aren’t making enough money, feeding and housing your family can be difficult to impossible. But beyond meeting these basic needs, there are also fundamental rights we as Americans like to think are income blind. The reality is quite different.

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