Historical Income Tables - Income Inequality - U.S Census Bureau
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. Even Critics of Safety Net Increasingly Depend on It
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.
A major public policy success, welfare reform in the mid-1990s led to a dramatic reduction in welfare dependency and child poverty. This successful reform, however is now in jeopardy: Little-noted provisions in the U.S. House of Representatives and U.S. Stimulus Bill Abolishes Welfare Reform and Adds New Welfare Spending