To Bene’t Holmes, the White House Summit on Working Families was personal, not just another event designed by President Obama and his fellow Democrats to draw a policy or political contrast with Republicans this election year.
“I believed everything he said,” the 25-year-old single mom said of the president’s pitch.
Holmes makes $15,000 per year working full-time for Walmart in Chicago. “It’s very hard to make ends meet,” said Holmes. “My son’s school is $300 a month. I only make between $600 and $700 each month. So that’s basically half my paycheck gone. And then I have to put food on the table.”