Poverty and income

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.

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 | 2017-12-25T10:13:24+00:00 November 19th, 2017|Featured, 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

All Tricks, No Treats: A Nation (Un)Committed to Children

It may seem anti-social to smother the baby you birthed, but for a teenager schooled in the values of American society, maybe not so much. Tiona Rodriguez, who was 17 at the time, may have needed some more adult direction to keep from going shopping and shoplifting right after birthing a baby and killing it. [...]

By | 2017-11-12T12:40:04+00:00 November 7th, 2017|Poverty and income, Stupid politicians|0 Comments

Poverty: All in Your Head, According to Those Paid to Know Better

If there is any one thing that could make a person unfit to head up federal housing policy in the United States, it would be his belief that poverty is a “state of mind.” Despite centuries and decades of intelligent discussion, research and policymaking on the subject, here comes Dr. Ben Carson, Secretary of the [...]

By | 2017-09-11T20:31:42+00:00 June 6th, 2017|Featured, Poverty and income, Stupid politicians|0 Comments