Thursday, May 24, 2012

"So Rich, So Poor: Peter Edelman on Ending U.S. Poverty & Why He Left Clinton Admin over Welfare Law" (with video)

Democracy Now! with video:
"Basically, right now, welfare is gone," Edelman says. "We have six million people in this country whose only income is food stamps. That’s an income at a third of the poverty line. ... Nineteen states serve less than 10 percent of their poor children. It’s a terrible hole in the safety net. Welfare has basically disappeared in large parts of this country." MORE...

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