Unpaid bills often put Elizabeth Brown in the position of choosing between which of her family’s needs should get priority, a struggle familiar to many Milwaukeeans.
Brown, 43, is in many ways the face of poverty in Milwaukee.
She is stuck in a cycle that has her consistently choosing between feeding her family or paying such items as rent or utilities.
As a result, digging out is a pervasive feature of her life and that of many others in Milwaukee, which ranks second in poverty among the nation’s 50 most populous cities.
Ken Notes: This should not happen in Wisconsin or anywhere else for that matter. I an a fiscal conservative and can prove it is actually cheaper to take care of all our citizens than it is to ignore any of them. We have long forgotten Tommy Thompson`s W2 program that respected workers and gave them a hand up rather than a hand out.
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