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Zackary Hoon

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Maggie's Poverty Simulation Experience

Posted by Zackary Hoon on Fri, Jun 28, 2019

I was running late for work and my palms were sweating.  I had just gotten in an argument with my 16 year old daughter, who is 7 months pregnant, for cutting school again. My husband’s, (who was laid off from his job 6 month’s earlier) unemployment pay had expired and he was denied any more benefits.  It was the first of the month and I had a $251 deficit in our budget for the month and I was worried about how we were going to come up with the money to make it another month.

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