The jig is up. It is. It’s time to get real about wages, health insurance and the fact that many people are still struggling even though they work full time.

Are you thinking: “Well, then get a better job?” OK, that’s fair, but it’s not as easy as you think it is, especially if you are of a certain age. Those of you who have been at the same job for decades may have a hard time understanding that, so I hope this column will bring clarity and some empathy.

About the writer: Mary Ellen Murphy is host of “Good Morning Grand Haven” on WGHN (92.1 FM).

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Thank you for writing this column and asking us to remember that it is real people who are impacted by the policies we endorse and our lawmakers pass into law. I believe that policies should evaluated by whether they are primarily focused on the people whose lives are impacted for good or for ill, and whether they adequately provide the means by which all of us can flourish in our society.


Well said and amen

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