Tag Archives: Low-Skilled Workers

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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AEI Ideas: James Pethokoukis- Reward Work

Source: AEI Ideas: James Pethokoukis- Reward Work I like James Pethokoukis ideas that he listed as far as not only the Earned Income Tax Credit which along with Welfare to Work are two of the best anti-poverty programs ever created, but … Continue reading

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

Source:The New Republic Source:FRS FreeState “During this week’s Congressional Black Caucus special order hour on “Lifting Americans Out of Poverty”, Rep. Hakeem Jeffries’ explained the base causes that keeps many struggling American families at or under the poverty line.” Source:U.S. … Continue reading

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