Welfare & Poverty
It’s a “moral outrage,” Barack Obama told the United Nations delegates last week. He was speaking about the fact that 800 million men, women and children in the world scrape by on less than $1.25 a day and that billions of people are at risk of dying from preventable diseases.
As Americans celebrated the Labor Day weekend, nearly 94 million people of working age actually had nothing to celebrate. That’s because they aren’t in the labor force.
In order to do well in the world, young children – no matter how bright, no matter how capable – must learn essential skills. There are three places to learn them: at home, in school and on the job.
Have you ever given money to the food stamp program? Do you know anyone who has?
The proposal would work like this. Each taxpayer would be able to allocate up to $2,000 of taxes owed to any qualified charity providing assistance to indigent people. Taxpayers could make their gifts at any time during the year and claim a credit on their April 15th tax return.
The goal is to free entrepreneurs to provide essential services to the poor — such as transportation, child care, security, housing and health care.