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poverty, welfare »

[23 Jun 2009 | 2 Comments | ]

Ending welfare, providing income security for all. Welfare rolls are increasing, according to the Wall Street Journal, and food stamp use is increasing even faster. The facts are only part of the story. A few key sentences from the Journal article: Twenty-three of the 30 largest states, which account for more than 88% of the [...]

Thomas Paine, democracy »

[15 Jun 2009 | 2 Comments | ]

Thomas Paine, rights, liberty, and income security Last Monday, June 8th, was the bicentennial of the death of Thomas Paine. Paine was a great champion of liberty and democracy, rightly celebrated for his writings that helped spark the American Revolution. His words and ideas continue to be powerful and relevant. Especially important today, though mostly [...]

federal budget »

[12 Jun 2009 | 2 Comments | ]

Paygo, budget deficits, and income security Politicians are talking about paygo, and President Obama endorsed the concept a few days ago. Why not? It purportedly worked in the 90s, when President Clinton and the Republican Congress cut government spending and produced a budget surplus. It’s a simple rule: New spending legislation must include the cuts [...]

health care »

[11 Jun 2009 | One Comment | ]

Health care reform and income security President Obama is in Green Bay today as part of his push for health care reform. A story on the front page of the Washington Post has the following paragraph near the end: Richard Cooper, professor of medicine at the University of Pennsylvania, says he thinks the variations identified [...]

hunger, poverty »

[10 Jun 2009 | 2 Comments | ]

Ending hunger requires income security for all A new book reports that 35 million Americans go hungry every day. It’s Breadline USA: The Hidden Scandal of American Hunger and How to Fix It. Here’s a quote from the author, Sasha Abramsky: “The failures of our policies that led to this epidemic of hunger and poverty [...]

Barack Obama, other countries »

[5 Jun 2009 | One Comment | ]

Obama’s Speech, World Peace, and Income Security Obama’s speech yesterday in Cairo is receiving enormous attention around the world, and that makes sense. Here’s the conclusion: The Holy Koran tells us: “O mankind! We have created you male and a female; and we have made you into nations and tribes so that you may know [...]

crime and justice »

[4 Jun 2009 | One Comment | ]

Crime, Justice, and Income Security (Sorry that I have not posted in about a week.) Sonia Sotomayor’s life story has a lot to say about the benefits we can expect with income security for all. The headline from a front page piece in today’s Washington Post is: Gritty First Job Shaped Nominee Years as N.Y. [...]