Historical Income Tables - Income Inequality - U.S Census Bureau. Even Critics of Safety Net Increasingly Depend on It. He says that too many Americans lean on taxpayers rather than living within their means.
He supports politicians who promise to cut government spending. In 2010, he printed T-shirts for the campaign of a neighbor, Chip Cravaack, who ousted this region’s long-serving Democratic congressman. The poor are the Americans no one wants to talk about. The political debates on free markets or the privileges of the 1 percent seldom touch on the actual struggles of citizens — say, living in the shadow of foreclosure, or attending a failing school, or surviving in a gang-occupied neighborhood.
Ideology is abstract. Hardship is lived concretely. I like a good political philosophic debate as much as the next columnist. Give me a soy latte and a libertarian, and I’m set for the night. Stimulus Bill Abolishes Welfare Reform and Adds New Welfare Spending.