Thursday, March 4, 2010
Who's the real cheat?
"For years I heard from legislators and television pundits that they would not support food stamps for the hungry, welfare for the poor, or housing for the homeless because poor people would just take advantage of it all. Even though fraud in food stamps and other government programs costs the American taxpayer only pennies a year, those arguments worked almost every time. Now, instead of a safety net for the poor, we have one for some of the wealthiest people in the world, and one that costs us not pennies, but billions of dollars." Jim Wallis, Sojourners Magazine, February 2010 - from his new book Rediscovering Values: On Wall Street, Main Street, and Your Street