Posts tagged "welfare"

An Unarmed Black Man Was Shot And Killed In Phoenix Because Cops Somehow Thought A Pill Bottle Was A Gun

An unarmed 34-year-old Black man in Phoenix, Rumain Brisbon, was shot and killed by police officers who confused a bottle of prescription pills for the handle of a gun. [Death and Taxes] A Justice Department inquiry has found systemic police abuse in Cleveland, where 12-year-old Tamir Rice was shot and killed by police officers for…

By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / December 4, 2014

Republican Senator Rand Paul Wants To Stop Moms On Welfare From Having More Babies

“Maybe we have to say ‘enough’s enough, you shouldn’t be having kids after a certain amount ... I don’t know how you do all that because then it’s tough to tell a woman with four kids that she’s got a fifth kid we’re not going to give her any more money. But we have to…

By: Claire Hannum / January 30, 2014

Fewer Mothers Receiving Assistance Than In 1996

Even though participation in government assistance programs has risen a little in recent years for mothers who have given birth in the last year, participation is still lower than it was when welfare reform was enacted in 1996. According to a report by the U.S. Census Bureau, the mothers who were most likely to receive…

By: Catherine Strawn / May 16, 2008