Poverty and income

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 | 2017-11-19T17:45:59+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

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

Children of the Congressmen

Dear Mr. Kingston: Congratulations on your plan to have the destitute children of Georgia sweep their schools to earn their lunches! It is important for kids living in poverty to learn there is no such thing as a free lunch until they become Congressmen or bankers. Of course, since their families are super duper poor, [...]

By | 2016-10-23T02:33:05+00:00 December 20th, 2013|Featured, Poverty and income|0 Comments