Stanford panel: economy, not war on poverty, failed
Original post made on Jan 14, 2014
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on Jan 14, 2014 at 12:12 pm
How very sad that more than 1 in 5 children live in poverty. That fact alone should break the heart of every American.
Two of the three national research centers on poverty are located in California. What does that say abut us? We want knowledge to make change? I do hope so.
on Jan 14, 2014 at 12:53 pm
There are odd mind patterns at work in the "war". I recently had a decrease in my Section 8 housing assistance that raised my share of the rent. Allowances for disabiled head-of-household went, as did the one for out-of-pocket medical costs. The move was based on saving the government money. And I spend more money from my VA disability.
Very soon after, I was notified be the Cal-fresh (still commonly referred to as food stamps) folks that because of the rent change, my benefit from them would be increased to offset the change.
I cannot use the Cal-fresh allowance to pay the extra rent, utilities, or anything else. I can't buy food for anyone outside my household. I shop frugal and don't eat much. I wasn't spend my whole allowance before the raise, and I didn't think I'm going to spend the increase.
The logic of cut and spend baffles me.
on Jan 15, 2014 at 12:13 pm
None of this will change until we run the Reagan followers out of any public office, and not just in Washington. Everyone should pay attention to the new strategy of the these folks: take over all branches of government at the state and local level, one state at a time, funded by PACs that conceal the sources of funds and contributions. The Koch brothers are big supporters of this strategy.