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I mentioned in my column this week that Democrats seem to be getting more serious about fighting poverty. The chart above helps make that clear.
It shows the percentage of federal dollars that would go to different income groups in the various economic proposals from Democratic presidential candidates and potential candidates. For comparison, you also see a breakdown of the tax plan that Barack Obama proposed when he ran for president in 2008.
The pattern is quite clear. This year’s candidates are targeting their plans much more at the bottom half of the income distribution. And they’re calling for less spending that would help the top 10 percent of earners. “Reducing poverty and inequality is developing into a central issue in the conversation around the 2020 presidential election,” note the researchers at Columbia University’s Center on Poverty and Social Policy.
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This approach is consistent with reality: The bottom 90 percent of earners have fared much worse than the top 10 percent in recent decades.
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Vox’s Dylan Matthews writes that the rent-subsidy plans from Cory Booker and Kamala Harris are “especially well targeted at poor people.” That’s partly because, unlike many other anti-poverty plans, they help those people who don’t have children and who aren’t working, perhaps because they’re disabled or elderly, Matthews explains.
Time’s Abby Vesoulis explains the Bennet-Brown child allowance.
Mark Zandi of Moody’s Analytics has analyzed Elizabeth Warren’s child-care plan, which was also the subject of praise from David Plotz on the most recent Slate Political Gabfest (shortly after minute 26:00).
Joe Biden seems to be taking steps toward announcing his own presidential campaign, as Hanna Trudo of National Journal reports. Biden said yesterday that he was “very close to getting to a decision” and that his family wants him in: The “most important people in my life want me to run,” he said. If he does, I’ll be interested to see how he plans to take on poverty.
Finally, it’s worth saying that the Obama administration did take poverty seriously. Its signature piece of legislation — the Affordable Care Act — was the biggest attack on economic inequality since inequality began rising four decades ago. But the latest round of Democrats are putting even more of an emphasis on fighting poverty and on helping the true middle class (as opposed to the self-identified upper middle class). That’s a welcome development.
Michael Cohen day
Michael Cohen, Donald Trump’s former lawyer, testifies before Congress today, and it’s sure to be a political spectacle. Will it matter?
On the one hand, many Americans have already made up their minds about Trump, and the testimony of a former aide who’s pleaded guilty to lying under oath isn’t going to change their minds. In National Review, David French makes the case for skepticism about Cohen’s information. “Corroboration is key,” he writes. Cohen’s “credibility increases when he can support his story with documents, with recordings, or even with other witnesses.”
On the other hand, Cohen’s testimony is going to paint Trump in an extremely negative light — as a liar, a racist and a criminal conspirator — and will dominate television and social media today. As the political scientist Jonathan Bernstein points out: “Lots of people will be hearing about this stuff for the first time. And sometimes hearing it from a person testifying is different from learning of it from news reports.”
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济公三肖五码会员料【本】【来】【想】【找】【个】【借】【口】，【结】【果】【实】【在】【是】【困】【得】【顶】【不】【住】【了】，【就】【不】【找】【借】【口】【了】。 【我】【摊】【牌】【了】！ 【无】【限】【火】【力】【玩】【太】【晚】【啦】！ 【兄】【弟】【萌】，【票】【票】【上】【一】【下】，【我】【先】【去】【睡】【了】，【奥】【利】【给】！
【许】【久】【之】【后】，【容】【隐】【才】【放】【开】【傅】【琛】，【结】【束】【这】【个】【长】【达】【三】【分】【钟】【的】【吻】，【她】【喘】【着】【粗】【气】，【冷】【淡】【的】【脸】【十】【多】【了】【几】【分】【薄】【红】，【微】【肿】【是】【唇】【昭】【示】【着】【刚】【刚】【这】【个】【男】【人】【究】【竟】【有】【多】【用】【力】。 【傅】【琛】【迷】【离】【这】【双】【眼】，【盯】【着】【容】【隐】，【身】【下】【正】【在】【蓄】【势】【待】【发】【的】【某】【物】【似】【乎】【在】【控】【诉】【着】【某】【人】【的】【无】【情】，【不】【过】【容】【隐】【好】【像】【装】【作】【没】【有】【看】【到】【的】【样】【子】，【别】【过】【头】，【逃】【避】【着】【傅】【琛】【的】【眼】【睛】。 “【打】【个】【印】【记】
【小】【苔】【子】【一】【脸】【奇】【怪】，【认】【真】【道】：“【殿】【下】【请】【讲】？” 【景】【凌】【翊】【在】【这】【宝】【遥】【殿】【里】，【除】【了】【一】【个】【小】【苔】【子】，【自】【然】【是】【没】【有】【第】【三】【个】【可】【以】【畅】【谈】【的】【人】，【一】【把】【将】【胳】【膊】【搭】【在】【他】【的】【肩】【膀】【上】，【开】【口】【道】：“【小】【王】【从】【五】【哥】【府】【邸】【出】【来】【后】，【先】【是】【遇】【到】【了】【蒙】【面】【刺】【客】，【后】【又】【遇】【到】【了】【被】【御】【林】【军】【捉】【拿】【的】【受】【伤】【大】【伯】……” 【景】【凌】【翊】【滔】【滔】【不】【绝】【的】【将】【仇】【憬】【以】【及】【今】【晚】【在】【宫】【外】【发】【生】【的】【一】【切】
【随】【着】【里】【克】【宣】【布】【对】【布】【诺】【尼】【亚】【进】【行】【了】【全】【面】【制】【裁】【以】【后】，【作】【为】【目】【前】【十】【大】【自】【由】【城】【邦】【最】【顶】【尖】【之】【一】【的】【国】【家】，【瓦】【兰】【提】【斯】【直】【接】【做】【出】【了】【强】【国】【应】【有】【的】【态】【度】。 【宣】【战】！ 【但】【同】【样】【作】【为】【十】【大】【自】【由】【城】【邦】【中】【最】【其】【他】【城】【邦】【厌】【恶】【的】【国】【家】，【瓦】【兰】【提】【斯】【根】【本】【没】【有】【机】【会】【踏】【足】【瓦】【雷】【斯】【自】【由】【城】【邦】【的】【土】【地】，【更】【别】【说】【长】【途】【行】【军】【本】【就】【是】【大】【忌】。 【而】【面】【对】【这】【种】【情】【况】，【里】【克】【考】【虑】
“【白】【世】【子】【怎】【么】【这】【么】【着】【急】？” 【胡】【亥】【好】【笑】【地】【看】【着】【她】，【缓】【缓】【道】，“【现】【在】【外】【面】【出】【什】【么】【事】【还】【不】【知】【道】，【怎】【么】【就】【这】【样】【着】【急】？” 【白】【非】【墨】【冷】【静】【下】【来】，【环】【顾】【四】【周】，【她】【闹】【出】【这】【么】【大】【阵】【仗】，【偏】【殿】【竟】【无】【一】【人】【出】【来】，【可】【见】【偏】【殿】【已】【被】【他】【控】【制】。 【手】【里】【暗】【暗】【使】【力】，【却】【使】【不】【上】【劲】【儿】，【居】【然】【一】【丝】【气】【力】【也】【无】。 【胡】【亥】【看】【在】【眼】【里】，【道】，“【你】【别】【白】【费】【心】【机】【了】济公三肖五码会员料【玲】【珑】【点】【头】【道】：“【这】【样】【考】【虑】【是】【不】【错】【的】，【那】【这】【地】【方】【找】【到】【了】【吗】？” “【人】【界】【最】【合】【适】【的】【地】【方】【就】【只】【有】【不】【周】【山】！”【无】【相】【子】【答】【道】。【而】【就】【在】【他】【说】【到】【不】【周】【山】【时】，【小】【新】【的】【眼】【中】【闪】【过】【一】【道】【异】【彩】。 “【那】【既】【然】【有】【地】【方】【了】，【为】【何】【还】【迟】【迟】【不】【送】【过】【去】？”【玲】【珑】【问】。 “【不】【周】【山】【的】【屏】【障】【所】【有】【人】【都】【无】【法】【靠】【近】，【我】【们】【正】【想】【办】【法】【解】【决】~~” “【那】【噬】【心】【魔】【可】
“【你】【说】【什】【麽】？！” 【有】【明】【白】【了】，【韩】【坤】【云】【看】【到】【卡】【莲】【那】【怒】【视】【着】【表】【情】，【不】【由】【得】‘【噗】【嗤】’【的】【笑】【出】【了】【声】，【而】【后】【便】【捂】【着】【肚】【子】【狂】【笑】【不】【止】，“【啊】【哈】【哈】【哈】【哈】【哈】！” “【你】……【你】【这】【个】【坏】【小】【子】……”【卡】【莲】【看】【到】【他】【不】【仅】【没】【有】【赔】【礼】，【反】【而】【笑】【的】【这】【么】【夸】【张】，【更】【是】【气】【不】【打】【一】【处】【来】，【什】【麽】【冷】【战】【之】【类】【的】【都】【扔】【到】【了】【一】【边】，【扑】【上】【去】【一】【把】【抓】【住】【了】【韩】【坤】【云】，【在】【他】【的】
【王】【李】【氏】【刚】【才】【只】【顾】【着】【哭】【闹】，【并】【没】【有】【听】【到】【两】【人】【最】【初】【的】【称】【呼】，【此】【时】【一】【看】【到】【眼】【前】【冒】【出】【来】【一】【个】【英】【挺】【俊】【朗】【的】【男】【人】，【当】【即】【也】【不】【哭】【闹】【了】，【咕】【噜】【一】【下】【从】【地】【上】【爬】【起】，【指】【着】【季】【礼】【的】【鼻】【子】【就】【骂】【了】【起】【来】。 【王】【李】【氏】【满】【肚】【子】【都】【在】【想】【着】【报】【复】【的】【事】，***【功】【夫】【考】【虑】【其】【他】，【自】【以】【为】【抓】【到】【了】【季】【家】【姐】【妹】【的】【把】【柄】，【立】【马】【洋】【洋】【得】【意】【起】【来】。 【季】【秋】【的】【嘴】【角】【抽】【了】【抽】，【扭】
【李】【星】【炎】【站】【在】【原】【地】，【并】【未】【立】【即】【离】【去】。 【叶】【寻】【走】【了】【上】【来】，【好】【奇】【道】：“【你】【怎】【么】【了】？？” “【没】【什】【么】，【只】【是】【在】【想】【些】【事】【情】【而】【已】。”【李】【星】【炎】【笑】【了】【笑】【说】【到】，【脑】【海】【中】【却】【是】【在】【跟】【那】【尊】【者】【残】【灵】【对】【话】。 “【是】【嘛】？”【叶】【寻】【有】【些】【狐】【疑】，【但】【联】【想】【到】【易】【长】【青】【刚】【才】【的】【话】，【他】【也】【知】【道】【这】【件】【事】【情】【可】【能】【关】【乎】【到】【李】【星】【炎】【的】【武】【道】【秘】【密】，【故】【而】【也】【不】【再】【追】【问】，“【我】【先】