Thursday, August 9, 2018

Changing the Narrative on the Economy and the Role of Government

Melissa Boteach, Center for American Progress, posted on 
In July the Trump administration issued a report declaring that “the War on Poverty is largely over and a success.” And so, the report reasons, it is now appropriate to take away food, healthcare, and housing from people who cannot prove they are working a minimum number of hours a week. It’s an astounding display of circular logic to claim that health care, food assistance, and housing have successfully reduced material hardship, and so we should cut them because fewer people are now suffering. See the story here.