You can cover rust with a fresh coat of paint and it may look better but the rust is still there and the structure is still weak ready to collapse. Anyone that has worked with metal on Guam knows that if you want to fix the problem then you have to solve the core problem and not just cover it up. Exactly the same principal applies to the challenges for Guam’s working families. Study after study prove that rates of child abuse (including sexual), poor performance in school, increased crime rate and health problems (including obesity and smoking) are far higher for families of low socio-economic status. With the majority of Guam’s families living in poverty as a result of low wage jobs, what are our elected leaders doing to solve the problem by raising wages and producing good middle class careers?

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