To The Powers That Be: One Simple Thing To Reduce Poverty

One simple thing you can do to reduce poverty would be a revolutionary act: let us work! Increase the amount of earned income allowed to those on welfare and SSI. You don’t have to increase it by much, maybe $400 a month but that would go a long way toward 1) drastically reducing the number of poor people prosecuted for fraud and theft simply for working for pay or receiving child support and not handing it over to the government 2) increase self esteem and personal empowerment by being allowed to work and keep the income 3) give a lot of poor people some hope.

~ by loriangray on July 4, 2009.

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