Easing the burden on Bermudians

Jamahl Simmons.(Photo by Akil Simmons)

Jamahl Simmons.(Photo by Akil Simmons)

Today, there are Bermudians who work 40 hours a week or more and are taking home less than $2,000 a month after taxes, pension and health insurance are deducted. More than half their monthly income is spent on just keeping a roof over their heads.

Add in an electricity bill and transportation costs, and their salary is gone before they have even put food on the table.As the recession has worsened, the numbers of Bermudians in this position have moved beyond the traditional working poor. They are the educated and the not so educated. […]