Poverty and income

Stuff that Makes No Sense: United States

What if legislators LEGISLATED that the dollar amount of a Food Stamp monthly benefit match the amount the USDA itself says is needed to buy the amount and quality of food that keeps a person alive?

Pro-soda group’s “concern” for poor is bull-doo

So now, are we to believe that the pro-soda, pro-diabetes, pro-obesity lobby is coming to the defense of the poor in the United States? If the anti-soda tax people cared, they'd get behind a Universal Basic Income.

By | 2018-02-11T13:59:06+00:00 December 28th, 2017|Poverty and income, Uncategorized, Universal Basic Income|0 Comments

FDR’s Freedom from Want: Time to Remember

- Photo by John Simoes (jsfotographic.tumblr.com) - FDR despised soup kitchens and bread lines and thought them to be shameful evidence of our failure to create income distribution policies for our people.

By | 2018-01-06T13:04:05+00:00 December 27th, 2017|Politicians, all types, Poverty and income|0 Comments

The Christmas Basket (A conversation starter for your post-holiday hangover)

To say the chosen families needed the help more than the others was to advertise that they were particularly destitute, since everyone in room was poor, including by the way the teachers, who made about $12 an hour.

By | 2018-02-11T13:59:39+00:00 November 19th, 2017|Poverty and income, Universal Basic Income, Women|0 Comments

Marco Rubio’s pre-Thanksgiving hypocrisy on helping “working families.”

In Rubio's Florida, for example, the maximum monthly welfare payment for a family is $303, even though a federal poverty line income is $1590 a year. That's some lifestyle.

By | 2017-11-12T12:43:34+00:00 November 12th, 2017|Politicians, all types, Poverty and income|0 Comments