Big Ideas….Part 4

BIG IDEAS….PART 4….Today’s subject is the social safety net. Think of this as broadly including economic programs aimed at reducing poverty or helping the working poor. Examples include the minimum wage, EITC, food stamps, Medicare, and Social Security.

What’s missing here? If you could pass one big piece of legislation to add to our current collection of safety net programs, what would it be?

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