Trump Is Punishing The Poor In Pursuit Of A Cruel Ideology

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Poverty rates in the United States are shockingly high for one of the richest countries in the world and for a country that recently decided it could afford to spend $1.5 trillion on tax cuts, which were partly funded through proposed deep reductions in welfare spending.When the federal government invited me to visit the U.S. at the end of last year, I heard many anecdotes from officials about today?s equivalent what former President Ronald Reagan used to call ?welfare queens.?

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