How do we take care of the (very) poor?
Mitt Romney has said he wants to "repair the holes in the safety net." We discuss how government can take care of the poor while also creating new economic opportunity.
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Wednesday, October 03, 2012
30 Issues in 30 Days is our election year series on the important issues facing the country this election year. Today: Where the government stands in its coverage of the neediest Americans. Visit the 30 Issue home page for all the conversations.
Monday, August 20, 2012
I bonded with an angry fourth grader on a school field trip. Imperceptibly to me at the time a seed was planted that sprouted and grew into the ethos of my career.
Wednesday, August 15, 2012
I was a foster kid... temporarily, I guess that's when it became my issue.
Tuesday, August 07, 2012
It’s totally bogus to charge President Obama with “gutting” welfare work requirements. Here's why.
Friday, February 03, 2012
Recap from It's a Free Country.
Welcome to Politics Bites, where every afternoon at It's A Free Country, we bring you the unmissable quotes from the morning's political conversations on WNYC. Today on the Brian Lehrer Show, Mitt Romney says if the safety net for the very poor needs repair, he'll fix it. Melissa Boteach, poverty expert and manager of the Half in Ten Campaign at the Center for American Progress Action Fund, offered suggestions on where to start.
Wednesday, September 14, 2011
— Rachel Black, a policy analyst in the Asset Building Program at the New America Foundation, on The Brian Lehrer Show.