Tag Archives: Low-Income Workers

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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AEI Ideas: James Pethokoukis- Ben Carson’s Flat Tax Plan Represents Many of The Least Helpful Impulses in GOP Tax Policy

Source: This piece was originally posted at The New Democrat: AEI Ideas: James Pethokoukis- Ben Carson’s Flat Tax Plan Represents Many of The Least Helpful Impulses in GOP Tax Policy During really the last six years or so of the … Continue reading

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The Nation: Opinion: Rebecca Vallas & Melissa Boteach- Paul Ryan Just Accidentally Made a Great Case for Raising the Minimum Wage

Source: This piece was originally posted at The New Democrat: The Nation: Opinion: Rebecca Vallas & Melissa Boteach- Paul Ryan Just Accidentally Made a Great Case for Raising the Minimum Wage Am I missing something here, or has The Nation … Continue reading

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Eldridge Edison: U.S. Representative Bernie Sanders on The Earned Income Tax Credit in 1993

Source: This post was originally posted at The New Democrat: Eldridge Edison: U.S. Representative Bernie Sanders on The Earned Income Tax Credit in 1993 Anyone who actually interested in helping to move people out of poverty in America would be … Continue reading

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Economist’s View: Opinion: Alan Krueger: The Minimum Wage: How Much is Too Much?

Source: Economist’s View: Opinion: Alan Krueger: The Minimum Wage: How Much is Too Much? Good question, because how is a job where the employee bags groceries, rings up groceries, makes cheeseburgers, cleans up after people, takes orders from customers, worth. … 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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Center on Budget and Policy Priorities: Blog: Judith Solomon: Medicaid at 50: A Critical and Evolving Pillar to U.S. Health Care

Center on Budget and Policy Priorities: Blog: Judith Solomon: Medicaid at 50: A Critical and Evolving Pillar to U.S. Health Care Medicaid, is a very important health insurance program for people in poverty including the working poor, but also people … Continue reading

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The Baseline Scenario: James Kwak- ‘Friedrich Hayek Supported a Guaranteed Minimum Income’

  “We shall again take for granted the availability of a system of public relief which provides a uniform minimum for all instances of proved need, so that no member of the community need be in want of food or … Continue reading

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C-SPAN: President Bill Clinton’s 1996 Welfare Reform Press Statement

Source: C-SPAN: President Bill Clinton’s 1996 Welfare Reform Press Statement 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 national … Continue reading

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

Source: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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