Missouri Legislators on the Value of Work

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Ronald Reagan said that the greatest social program is a job. A job brings a sense of self-worth and dignity in addition to helping people support themselves and their families.

Especially for young people, a first job teaches integrity and work ethic, instilling a sense of satisfaction that comes at the end of a hard day’s work. Legislators from across Missouri recall their first jobs and what they learned from them, and why work is so important.

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