Poverty

Seven Point Plan to End Poverty in the United States:

As the wealthiest country in the world, with high productivity per capita, a country that produces an abundance of capital, credit, technology and food, we can end poverty. Yet, according to the Bureau of the Census, poverty and hunger for children and adults is increasing rather than decreasing — 34.6 million Americans lived in deep poverty, 12.1% of the U.S. population. Many millions of Americans live in what is called ‘near poverty’ by the Labor Department. We must make ending poverty a priority and weave that goal into a network of policies:

  • Truly Progressive Taxation
  • An End to huge Corporate Subsidies and Military Budget Waste
  • Job Creation
  • Equal Pay for Women
  • Child-Care
  • Living Wages for All Workers
  • Restore the critical Social Safety Net