The U.S. Department of Agriculture has recently announced that it, too, will interpret the prohibition on discrimination based on “sex” found in Title IX to include “sexual orientation and gender identity.” Why does that matter? Because it holds food for needy children hostage to the transgender agenda.
The proposal, which was backed by a group of Democratic lawmakers, would have required the meals to be served without cost or at a reduced cost to any child who meets federal income eligibility guidelines.
“Total government and private resources combined (including education and services) would rise from $83,300 to $94,600 per year,” Rector and Hall wrote. “Private resources plus government cash, food, and housing would average $48,200 per year, nearly twice the official government poverty level for these families.”
The Build Back Better Act would add another $11,300 in annual benefits to the average poor family, bringing total government support to $76,400 per family.
The question going forward for urban blacks, Vermont welfare recipients and COVID fund recipients alike is, how may government benefit those in need without hurting them and those around them.
Roughly 42 million Americans receiving SNAP benefits will see a 27% increase. “As a result, the average SNAP benefit will increase by $36.24 per person, per month, or $1.19 per day, for Fiscal Year 2022 beginning on October 1, 2021,” the USDA said.
The plan was developed with the recognition that the pandemic motel capacity would shrink considerably with the end of the public health emergency. As projected, we have lost several hundred motel rooms across the state as the economy reopens, and tourism is coming back stronger than we anticipated.
In the 23rd episode of “Travels With Charlie — Vermont Politics in Real Life,” host Charlie Papillo discusses the benefit cliffs and safety-net programs with former legislator Oliver Olsen and John Badgewick as they build a bird house.
The federal unemployment insurance emergency payments of an additional $600 per week to those laid off because of COVID-19 restrictions discourages work and slows down economic recovery, several reports indicate. Several congressmen have introduced proposals to address the issue.
As an emerging body of evidence shows, homelessness in America’s West Coast cities — particularly unsheltered homelessness — is not driven primarily by high housing costs, but rather by three interrelated phenomena: addiction, mental illness and permissive public policies.
Fewer regulations and related expenses for businesses will improve incomes, decrease housing expenses, encourage investment and instill hope. This will reduce suicides, domestic violence and illicit drug use.
New Hampshire is set to receive $7.7 million in federal funding from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), as part of its Housing Continuums of Care Grant.