State of North Carolina Archives: on Welfare & Poverty
Don't cut food stamps: a hand up, not a hand out
Alma will stand up to the Tea Party Republicans who want to cut unemployment benefits, food stamps, and other programs designed to help the poor and working families. These programs are a hand up not a hand out.
Over 16% of North Carolinians live below
the poverty level, nearly two points higher than the national average. And in many communities this number is higher still. Alma will work to lift these individuals out of poverty & help them find the good paying jobs they need to support their families.
Source: 2014 N.C. House campaign website, AlmaAdamsForCongress.com
Aug 31, 2014
Redirect welfare funding to faith-based organizations
Pittenger indicates support of the following principles regarding welfare and poverty.
Source: 2004 N.C. Congressional National Political Awareness Test
Nov 1, 2004
- Support increased work requirements for able-bodied welfare recipients.
- Increase access to public transportation for welfare recipients who work.
Redirect welfare funding to faith-based and community-based private organizations.
- Eliminate government-funded welfare programs.