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
Here is a great example of how these pilots are so much more than giving people money. It’s about recognizing their dignity and empowering them to take control of their own lives. https://t.co/uMIHxIsgIy
— Gerald Huff Fund For Humanity (@FundForHumanity) July 27, 2021
Good morning everyone. Its #thicktrunktuesday. Here’s another pic i took at Idaho Falls. Say hello to my little friend. 😂 Hope y’all have/are having a wonderful day. Make it a GREAT one. Take care. #goodmorning #nature #squirrel #tree #Idaho pic.twitter.com/iyEYfZRLwV
— Michelle Settles (@Michell82653585) July 27, 2021
— Our Revolution (@OurRevolution) July 26, 2021
Just updated my BIG Library with @AndrewYang‘s new book that’s available in October. As we discussed on Yang Speaks recently, there’s a lot of books to read that can help inform everyone better on the topic of UBI, and this list is a great starting place.https://t.co/OEaiqbCNKK
— Scott Santens 🧢🏄♂️ (@scottsantens) July 26, 2021
— Gerald Huff Fund For Humanity (@FundForHumanity) July 24, 2021
Speaking of a federal job guarantee, here’s a guarantee: I guarantee that if FJG existed under Trump, there would have been a lot of people employed as Great Wall builders.
I also question how wise it would have been during 2020 to pay people to job instead of stay home with UI.
— Scott Santens 🧢🏄♂️ (@scottsantens) July 22, 2021
This is great. Stimulus checks often got treated as a political sideshow, but were ultimately really vital (and popular!) relief for families & the economy.
The government should directly give people money more often! https://t.co/3wXuhlJQfU
— joseph miller (@JosephMiller3) July 19, 2021