Tag Archives: poverty

PA Bill Punishing Poor Women For Having Kids: Part of A National Trend

A quick follow up on the bill championed, and then quickly dropped, last week by five PA state reps. The bill would have punished low-income women who receive Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (the anemic remnants of the New Deal cash welfare program Clinton gutted), by … More after the jump

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State Reps to Poor Women: Prove You Were Raped or Lose TANF Assistance (UPDATE)

From Think Progress, new depths of barbarism from our state legislators (House Bill 2718). A Pennsylvania House bill seeks to limit the amount of TANF assistance that low-income women receive based on the amount of children they give birth to while covered under … More after the jump

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Poverty Spikes In Most of Pennsylvania

I consider this a tragedy. When the economy isn’t working for the majority of Americans, it isn’t working at all. The number of Pennsylvanians living in deep poverty — the share of the population with incomes below half the poverty … More after the jump

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Philly Food Bucks Get Food Stamps to Farmers’ Markets

Like most large cities (and many small ones), Philly is plagued by “food deserts,” or pockets of the city where it’s tough to get healthy food. These deserts are usually in poorer areas of the community, making it harder for … More after the jump

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