Tuesday Link Roundup
Posted by John Towers on Tuesday, 14 February 2012
Here are some links from around the web that might be of interest to New Hope readers:
- Debunking the “Entitlement Society” Myth: The Center on Budget and Policy Priorities issued a report finding that 90% of recipients of government benefits are "elderly, seriously disabled, or members of working households". They argue that this fact is at odds with the claims that America is becoming an "entitlement society", since the majority of Americans on these programs are working but still struggling to make ends meet. Yet another great reason why benefit programs deserve our support.
- Sacramento County's anti-camping law does not provide a place for homeless people to go: An interesting article on the effects of laws that essentially criminalize homelessness.
- Even Critics of Safety Net Increasingly Depend on It The New York Times has an article up illustrating how people who criticize benefits provided by the government often take advantage of them.