Jay Gonzalez on Welfare & Poverty
Address the affordable housing crisis
we must address the affordable housing crisis we face in Massachusetts. Families are being squeezed from every direction and the dream of home ownership is out of reach for far too many. It is inexcusable that people
working two and three jobs at a time are still struggling to pay the rent while others are one paycheck away from being homeless. As Governor, I will work to increase our affordable and public housing stock in cities and towns across Massachusetts.
Source: ORMA questionnaire on 2018 Massachusetts governor race
, Dec 20, 2017
Back to FDR values: good home, school, doctor, & job
On the Democratic Party: "What everyone realizes is that the long-term Democratic Party politics and policies, which have supported families and workers, we may have been a little distracted from those over the last few years. So we just have to go back
to the basic values, that go back to Franklin Roosevelt, that people need a good home, a good school, a good doctor, a good job, and then they can build a life depending on the energy and commitment and insight that they have.
"We've lost that,
and because we're an unequal society one of the problems is the people at the top when they have trouble with the home, school, doctor, job they have enough money to go get it from somewhere else. But people in lower income brackets they don't have
those extra resources. When you have expanding inequality you also see increasing pressure on people who are struggling. And that's a special responsibility of the governor to point out that to prosper as a state we have to prosper together."
Source: WBUR.org on 2018 Massachusetts gubernatorial race
, May 8, 2017
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