“GOP’s new scheme to destroy welfare: Spend the money on other stuff”


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“Maine’s Trumpian governor, Paul LePage, has redirected $1.7 million of funds meant to ease the burdens of families living in poverty to after-school programs, the Bangor Daily News reported last week. The money is coming from a program called Temporary Assistance to Needy Families (TANF), established in 1996 for the purpose of alleviating poverty and helping low-income people find employment. It seems like an odd choice to use that money instead on programs like My Place Teen Center, which has lots of fun movie nights and vaguely defined team-building exercises, but is not in the business of making sure families living in poverty can pay rent or get enough clothes to hold down a job.” MORE

“Kansas Governor Justifies Kicking 15,000 People Off Food Stamps”


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Gov. Sam Brownback (R-KS)
Gov. Sam Brownback (R-KS)