Monthly Archives: August 2013

Food Stamp Bashing, Congressional Edition

by Diane R. Pagen, LMSW The Congressional Food Stamp bashers are at it again. I do wish they would call each other in the morning before telling rooms full of Americans what is wrong with Food Stamp users. In June we heard a Congressman from Texas, Louie Gohmert, say that it’s obvious poor Texas kids [...]

By |2018-11-23T18:47:32+00:00August 25th, 2013|Poverty and income|1 Comment

Childhood, Aborted.

In the first 75 years of the 20th century, the United States was really interested in tackling problems affecting children. The federal government consulted public figures. Women spoke of children’s well-being: Eleanor Roosevelt, Lillian Wald, Grace Abbott. Problems like child labor, poverty, juvenile delinquency and malnourishment led to the creation of the U.S. Children’s Bureau, [...]

By |2016-10-23T02:33:06+00:00August 9th, 2013|Poverty and income|0 Comments