State of Maryland Archives: on Welfare & Poverty
Guaranteed basic income of $1,000 per month per person
We could face up to the reality of inadequate jobs in the future due to globalization outsourcing, robotics and artificial intelligence by putting in place a guaranteed basic income. What would you do with $1,000 of guaranteed income each month?
A Basic Income would also end poverty as well as end poverty programs. The reality of lack of jobs and a basic income is not discussed by any current candidate even though in 1972 both Nixon and McGovern favored various forms of a basic income.
Source: 2016 Maryland Senate campaign website FlowersForSenate.org
Feb 3, 2016
Move from welfare to work; & raise Earned Income tax credit
As One Maryland, we choose to move forward. Because progress is a choice. Together, here in Maryland:
We, of course, are part of a larger national economy. And something is still very wrong. We've lost sight of how our economy works when it is working well. Prosperity doesn't trickle down from the top. It never has.
Source: 2014 State of the State Address to Maryland legislature
Jan 23, 2014
- We've invested dearly, to improve education as a ladder to success.
- We are investing more than ever in our transportation infrastructure, to
get more of our people back to work.
- We raised the Earned Income tax credit. Why? To better reward hard work.
- We've maintained the highest goals for minority and women-owned business participation, and for the first time ever, we actually exceeded
- We became the first state in the country to pass a living wage.
- We put in place for the first time a progressive income tax, reducing income taxes for 86% of Marylanders.
- Just last calendar year, we moved more people than ever from welfare
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