Wednesday, February 22, 2017
FYI - White Working Class Helped Most By Anti-Poverty Programs That GOP Administration Wants To Cut
The “Social Safety Net” of the US is designed to “catch” Americans if they fall on hard times. It protects people from poverty and hardship with programs like tax credits, food stamps and housing assistance.
A new study shows that working class whites without a college degree benefit the most from these programs, more than blacks or Hispanics with the same education. Here’s a chart that shows the numbers.
Donald Trump’s voters included two-thirds of white, non-college adults. This group may be hit particularly hard if Republicans succeed in cutting back on some of these “safety net” programs.