Tag Archives: Poverty

Income Inequality

Income inequality is greater in the United States than in any other democracy in the developed world.–Jill Lepore In an article, Richer and Poorer, which appeared in the March 16, 2015 issue of The New Yorker, Jill Lepore discusses income … Continue reading

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What Tom forgot to mention about fighting hunger

I am humbled to support legislation that works to meet the needs of those in our community who suffer from hunger.  My bill (H.R.644, Fighting Hunger Incentive Act of 2015) provides a direct benefit to our area charities and food banks … Continue reading

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Has Mitt learned?

If I had been able to see the camera, I would have remembered that I was talking to the whole world, not just the man.–Mitt Romney Has Mitt now learned what Persian Shahs, Roman Emperors, and authors of the American … Continue reading

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Leonard Pitts on Poverty

Paul Ryan has an anti-poverty proposal Leonard Pitts writes that Paul Ryan has made a proposal for addressing poverty in the USA. Pitts says that Ryan would give the States grants to spend as they like. The grants would come … Continue reading

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Reed and Robertson on Poverty

“The test of our progress is not whether we add more to the abundance of those who have much; it is whether we provide enough for those who have too little.”  ― Franklin D. Roosevelt Counties in District 23 have … Continue reading

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What in the World is Cloward-Piven?

When references are made to Cloward-Piven, the impression frequently is that these two academic Sociologists are today’s equivalent of Marx and Engels. The controversy comes from an article published in The Nation in 1966, The Weight of the Poor: A … Continue reading

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Why Red and Blue?

Why are some States red and some States blue? Is there a feedback mechanism in politics that promotes and maintains polarization? One candidate is fear. Why is NY-23 predominately Republican when NYS is predominately Democratic? The answer is fear–Western NY … Continue reading

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