The Vanishing Safety Net:
Temporary Assistance for Needy Families program (TANF) at 15 Years
Tim Casey, attorney, Legal Momentum and longtime welfare advocate
In Aug.1996, Pres. Clinton signed the Personal Responsibility and
Work Opportunity Act, replacing Aid to Families with Dependant
Children with TANF as the national welfare program for needy
Americans. 15 years later, the truth is that TANF has shredded
the safety net. It has been a disaster for poor families, most
of whom are headed by single mothers. Benefit receipt has fallen
from three-fifths of poor children pre-reform to just one-fifth of
poor children post-reform, and benefit amounts have plummeted.
The shriveled safety net condemns millions of women & children
to poverty so extreme that many are deprived sufficient food,
housing, and utility services. As TANF turns 15, we'll look at the
necessity to restore and extend adequate benefits and surmise
what is likely to happen to the reauthorization of TANF which
will be before the Congress.
Domino’s Pizza Delivers Slavery With A Smile
Pastor Robert Brashear, Sweatshop Free NY
Carlos Rodriquez, Justice Will Be Served
Vincent Cao, Justice Will Be Served
Domino’s moguls giddily reap profits off the backs of workers,
watching their corporate sales surge to $1.57 billion in 2010.
Patrick Doyle, President raked in $5.7 million in 2010 and
Dave Melton, NYC franchise had $4 million in yearly sales.
Meanwhile Domino’s workers work up to 78 hours a week,
but many are paid for only half of these hours at $4.40
an hour. Now that Domino workers are organizing Domino
who refuses to comply with labor laws is retaliating against
the workers. But, Justice Will Be Served!
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