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?
Well meaning and less than well meaning attempts at "feeding" poor New Yorkers aside, we need a Universal Basic Income.
Andrew Yang, a not-for-profit and for profit entrepreneur is running for President of the United States. I for one couldn't be happier. Those who have been reading me for some time, and those who know me, know that I couldn't be sicker of the current public "assistance" system: the one that distributes insufficient amounts of [...]
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.
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.
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.
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. [...]
Read the new writing by Diane Pagen "Abortion, Policy and the Rights I Dream About Having" published in The Whole Life Democrat Blog
After 20 years of state controlled welfare, liberals and conservatives agree that the experiment is a massive failure. Would Universal Basic Income be a superior alternative? Come help to move the agenda so those in power do not continue the ill fated tweaking of welfare grants. Universal Basic Income may be the solution.