social safety net

Progressives are criticizing the party’s leading plan to expand child care.
“We haven’t seen a shift like this since FDR,” one policy expert said.
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Several changes to food and disability benefits are included among the dozens of regulations lined up.
For some, the COVID-19 pandemic is an inconvenience, says a former Lehman Brothers executive. For others, it’s life and death.
The 2020 candidates have ambitious plans for tackling big challenges, but still aren’t ready to repair America’s social safety net.
In the shadows of his constitutional crisis, the president is still doing a lot of regular Republican stuff -- without help from Congress.
The GOP is trying to put yet another roadblock between between poor people and the help they need.
The proposal could help keep out immigrants and drive people off safety-net benefits.
Americans rely on low-wage workers every day while the House GOP shreds their social safety net.
The poverty expert delivered a blistering report on inequality and the social safety net in the U.S.
A network of diaper banks now alleviates some of the suffering caused by the 1996 gutting of welfare.
They worry the newspaper's coverage will embolden politicians who want to slash aid.
It's part of a pilot program to reduce poverty.
Whether "liberal" or "conservative," a rational person who admits the veil of ignorance understands the importance of fairness and of general concern for the welfare not only of himself but of others who differ from his present status and characteristics.
There has been virtually no discussion, from Republicans or Democrats, about how to improve the conditions of individuals and families in poverty who are striving to reach the middle class, but are not yet there. What about these people?