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Tuesday, August 29, 2006

WFP on Poverty numbers

via WFPBlog

New Census Data: Poverty Up in NY
WFP Urges Candidates (including Our Own) to Focus on Issue

NEW YORK, NY -- Reacting to the release of new census data that shows poverty up in New York State in 2004-2005, the Working Families Party called on candidates for state office, including those that it has endorsed, to address the issue of poverty in New York.

According to the Census Bureau, the poverty rate increased again in New York State, rising from 14.6% in 2003-2004 to 14.8% in 2004-2005.
"It's a stinging reminder of the class divide here at home, on the first anniversary of Hurrican Katrina, to learn that poverty is rising here in New York. More than 2.5 million New Yorkers living at or under the official poverty level, and millions more struggle to make ends meet. Voters should be hearing more from the candidates, including those we've been endorsed, about their plans to ensure that every New Yorker has access to a living wage job," said Dan Cantor, executive director of the WFP.

Working Families Party has endorsed Stephen Harrison


At 11:19 PM, Blogger HaagenDas said...

What's Harrison's proposal to stop poverty in New York STATE? Will he raise taxes more? Wont that hurt working families even more if they have to pay even more money to the govt?

At 5:32 PM, Blogger me said...

We do not need to raise taxes across the board to fund programs aimed at reducing poverty. For one ending the occupation of Iraq will stop us from spending $55 million a day there.

Second, rolling back the Estate Tax will provide funding.

And third, removing Bush's tax breaks that benefit the richest 1% of the country will provide enough money to start us in the right direction.

Increasing the tax revenue on the richest in our country will not do harm to our poorest.


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