State of Pennsylvania secondary Archives: on Welfare & Poverty
Federal funding for urban poverty has not kept up
Dwight believes that now is the time for America to focus on the fact that despite a more urban population, Washington has ignored the need for a Federal urban plan. Since 1975, the population of America's cities has grown by 100 million people.
Yet, Federal funding to combat poverty, provide better housing and schools, and create jobs has not kept up. The Community Development Block Grant program, meant to battle poverty, provide affordable housing, and infrastructure development,
provides less funding per capita than it did forty years ago. And in this century, the program has been cut 46%.
For Philadelphia, the result is that it is the poorest big city in America, with 200,000 individuals
living in "deep poverty," while tens of thousands of others just live in "poverty." Our school system is in crisis. And all of this is happening while jobs have been lost and wages have stagnated.
Source: 2016 Pennsylvania House campaign website DwightEvans.com
Nov 8, 2016
Cut waste & fraud in welfare & food stamps
We have been tireless in our pursuit of eliminating wasteful and fraudulent spending. As a result, PA is a national example for cutting down on welfare & food stamp fraud & abuse. We also have implemented state of the art systems to make sure that only
US citizens who qualify for them receive public benefits. Only seven years ago the state struggled to move welfare recipients to work. Today the percentage of single parents who are collecting TANF and who are working or in training is at an all-time hig
Source: Pennsylvania 2010 State of the State Address
Feb 9, 2010
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