Tag Archives: Public Assistance

The New America Foundation: New America Weekly- Lara Burt- TANF and Teachers: How Current Policies Are Keeping Single Mothers Down and Out of School

Source: This piece was originally posted at The New Democrat: The New America Foundation: New America Weekly- Lara Burt- TANF and Teachers: How Current Policies Are Keeping Single Mothers Down and Out of School It’s not that TANF or the … Continue reading

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Woodrow Wilson Center: James Patterson- Freedom is Not Enough: The Moynihan Report

Source: This piece was originally posted at The New Democrat: Woodrow Wilson Center: James Patterson- Freedom is Not Enough: The Moynihan Report What I take from Freedom is Not Enough from the James Patterson book is that freedom is not … Continue reading

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Brookings Institution: Center on Children and Families: Ron Haskins: $2 a Day, A More Complete Picture: The Next Stage of Welfare Reform

Source: Brookings Institution: Center on Children and Families: Ron Haskins: $2 a Day, A More Complete Picture: The Next Stage of Welfare Reform I agree with Ron Haskins here that when today’s Progressives say that Americans in poverty only live … Continue reading

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C-SPAN: President Bill Clinton’s Welfare Reform Press Statement

Source: This piece was originally posted at The New Democrat Plus The 1996 Welfare to Work Law, I believe is the best part of the Clinton Presidency. Along with moving the Democratic Party back to the Center-Left and making it a … Continue reading

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VOA News: Janet Weinstein- Activists- Higher US Minimum Wage Still Not High Enough

VOA News: Janet Weinstein- Activists- Higher US Minimum Wage Still Not High Enough The so-called conservative economist in this piece, said something that is simply false and perhaps even insulting to minimum wage workers, that I have to correct, or … Continue reading

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US News: Opinion: Eric Schnurer: Why Ending Poverty May Require an Entrepreneurial Approach

US News: Opinion: Eric Schnurer: Why Ending Poverty May Require an Entrepreneurial Approach I agree with Eric Schnurer that the private sector should be involved in fighting poverty in America. Things like grants and subsidies to train low-income low-skilled adults … Continue reading

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The New Republic: Opinion- Jamie Holmes: ‘Why Can’t More People Escape Poverty?’

Source:The New Republic– Poverty in America? Source:The New Republic: Opinion- Jamie Holmes: ‘Why Can’t More People Escape Poverty?’ “During this week’s Congressional Black Caucus special order hour on “Lifting Americans Out of Poverty”, Rep. Hakeem Jeffries’ explained the base causes … Continue reading

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Brookings Institution: Up Front: Melissa S. Kearney & Benjamin Harris: Fighting Poverty Needs to be a National Priority

Clinton Initiative on Poverty Brookings Institution: Up Front: Melissa S. Kearney & Benjamin Harris: Fighting Poverty Needs to be a National Policy Priority This blog covers and writes about poverty a lot as it should. But writing about something a … Continue reading

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Slate: Opinion: Jay Porter: A Small Business Owner’s Care For Raising the Minimum Wage: Better Living Standards, Better Competition

Slate: Opinion: Jay Porter: A Small Business Owner’s Case For Raising the Minimum Wage, Better Living Standards, Better Competition The New Democrat on Facebook The New Democrat on Twitter This post was originally posted at The New Democrat on Blogger … Continue reading

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Slate: Opinion: Matthew Yglesias: Work-Ethic and The Welfare State

Slate: Opinion: Matthew Yglesias: Work-Ethic and The Welfare State This post was originally posted at The New Democrat on Blogger This is the real debate we should be having when it comes to poverty in America. How to encourage people … Continue reading

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