Poverty is a public health issue.
What could America do with an extra $153 billion dollars?
Oxfam: “85 billionaires have the same wealth as the bottom half of the world’s population.”
We have an economic system designed to protect and perpetuate the concentration of wealth at the highest bracket.
They offer a Guaranteed Basic Income in Alaska. Why not in the lower 48 states?
We could have zero unemployment today, except for one thing — the need to punish the poor.
30% to 50% of inmates in the New York City jail system have a psychiatric diagnosis.
O’Leary thinks it’s “fantastic” that the world’s richest 85 people have the same wealth as the poorest 3.5bn.
A look at health care in America.
“How is [gay] marriage going to protect you from poverty?”
Some want gay rights groups to stop working on marriage, and even ENDA, and instead focus on poverty & race.
Fox News has a discussion about how America has so many poor because it’s too “comfortable” an option.
Finally a bill to make Social Security stronger, removing the salary cap, adjusting COLA to increase benefits.