Great news: We’ve had a 45% drop in poverty.
Not great news: The 3 programs that cut poverty most — stimulus checks, increased food stamps, and expanded unemployment insurance — have ended or will soon revert to their pre-pandemic size.
Lesson: Poverty is a political choice.
— Robert Reich (@RBReich) July 28, 2021
Progressives are saying the best way to beat a Trumpified GOP is to pass bold policies on childcare, wages, expanded healthcare, prescription drug prices, broadband, clean tech jobs that actually improve lives of those left behind! Nothing inconsistent! https://t.co/2pHFLfIBqn
— Ro Khanna (@RoKhanna) July 28, 2021
Tomorrow, the expanded Child Tax Credit will begin providing monthly direct payments of up to $ 300 per child to working families in every state across this country. And with these direct payments, we will begin to cut childhood poverty by more than half. That is no small thing.
— Bernie Sanders (@BernieSanders) July 14, 2021
Something I hear often is how parents don’t deserve any assistance because if they can’t afford kids they should never have had them. That’s absurd for obvious reasons, but a less obvious one is what happens when parents die.
We should make the expanded monthly CTC permanent. https://t.co/tmi5TpFcV3
— Scott Santens 🧢🏄♂️ (@scottsantens) July 10, 2021
In just one week, 39 MILLION households will begin receiving direct monthly payments as a result of the expanded Child Tax Credit in the American Rescue Plan.
And you know what? Not a single Republican voted for it. Yes, they are the party of family values. No doubt about it.
— Bernie Sanders (@BernieSanders) July 9, 2021
“I do not think it is too radical an idea to say that keeping teeth in your mouth should not be a luxury. Medicare must be expanded to include dental care, eyeglasses, and hearing aids.” – Senator @BernieSanders https://t.co/ry4XFbLbsD
— Our Revolution (@OurRevolution) June 21, 2021