Mississippi’s Politicians and Powerful are the Real Welfare Queens

Citizen Wealth Financial Justice

Greenville, Mississippi   In the ongoing conservative war against the poor, welfare or Temporary Assistance to Needy Families (TANF) spending was converted to a block grant program, allowing states, purportedly, to design their own best practices and programs.  In many ideologically based, conservative dominated southern and up-north states, block grants allowed them to reduce or curtail …

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Confusing Support and Autonomy for Welfare Recipients

Ideas and Issues

https://chieforganizer.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/11/CN11132019.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Apple PodcastsGreenville       Some months ago I was reading about the demise of a significant social service and advocacy organization. A former executive director, David Tobis, who had also written a book about the organization and was one of its founders was quoted saying, “Movements start, they rise, they …

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Increase Austerity, and Welfare Becomes More Popular!

ACORN ACORN International Citizen Wealth Financial Justice

New Orleans   Something very surprising, and I think very important, is happening about attitudes about welfare.  Finally!  Unfortunately, it’s happening in the United Kingdom, rather than in the United States, but let’s take the wins where we find them, because there are lessons there that politicians and policy makers need to heed about the limits …

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