Poverty
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Food stamps and congressional 'cruelty'

Poverty
by Andrew Branch
Posted 7/16/13, 01:10 pm

Is Congress cruel? Greg Kaufmann, author of “This Week in Poverty” for The Nation, thinks so: “Congress continues to pummel low-income people with increasing ferocity. I would like to know what you think can be done to confront and change this kind of cruelty and shortsightedness.”

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Homelessness in Puerto Rico and other poverty news

Poverty
by Andrew Branch
Posted 7/10/13, 02:42 pm

Puerto Rico’s homeless population has risen sharply—as much as 70 percent—in the past two years amid an ongoing economic crisis. Across the island of 3.7 million people, thousands of homeless can be seen sleeping on park benches, under bridges, or in doorways. 

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Do budget cuts make seniors go hungry?

Poverty
by Andrew Branch
Posted 7/08/13, 04:37 pm

Greg Kaufmann, author of “This Week in Poverty” for The Nation, shouts from the housetops the hardships and inefficiencies of government programs. His call to action, though, is almost always more government.

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