Results related to “safety net”
Republican state lawmakers are looking to do the job that their Beltway comrades won’t be able to: Cut foot stamps from every angle.
In the first few weeks of the new legislative sessions, lawmakers in at least 8 states have proposed bills to impose drug tests on applicants to family safety net programs. Last year I reported that Republican state legislators went on…
The GOP is winning the rhetorical war on poverty because Obama’s afraid to talk about race. And the results could be disastrous for millions of families.
Mitt Romney again used the 47 million Americans on food stamps a line of attack in last night’s debate. But his plan for fixing that is to simply let those families starve.
Georgia followed Florida’s example in forcing safety-net recipients to get drug tests, despite the fact that neither law is likely to stand up in court. Why? Because actual policymaking was never the point.
The state’s one of several that’s using hyped up fears about drugs to weaken unemployment insurance programs.
by Jorge Rivas on May 31 2012, 6:30PM
Illinois Tea Party Rep. Joe Walsh has an ongoing list of racist remarks against everyone who isn’t white.
Newt Gingrich has for decades been the GOP standard bearer in using racial caricatures to demonize poor people. Food stamps were spared for a time, leaving them the last functioning part of the economic safety net. No longer.
by Thoai Lu on June 15 2011, 2:50PM
If city lawmakers have their way, Oakland will be left with only four public libraries.
by Channing Kennedy on June 2 2011, 10:38AM
Long before the internet came along, libraries were under attack by local governments and bad funding decisions.
Social Security is 90 percent of income for a third of black and Latino seniors.
Food stamps are all that’s left for many, but they too are sacrificed to the deficit demons.