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Bruce Skarin on Welfare & Poverty

 


Hunger is still a very real problem for our nation's poor

When it comes to food assistance and welfare, it is clear that we need to be developing better prevention and more effective long term solutions. Changing this will require comprehensive and coordinated reforms in education, training, and economic development.

The recent attacks against food assistance and unemployment show a Congress out of touch with the reality of the problems faced by a large number of Americans. Hunger is still a very real problem for our nation's poor and without a stronger economy and improved access to education and training, we can expect little change. We need to stop applying solutions to the symptoms and develop programs that provide the right incentives and services so that they become a stepping stone to a better life instead of just a means for surviving.

Source: 2014 Senate campaign website, bruce2014.org "Social Policy" , Mar 15, 2014

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