State of Maryland Archives: on Welfare & Poverty


Richard Madaleno: Supports affordable housing & community development projects

Source: OnTheIssues interview of 2018 Maryland Governor candidate Jun 1, 2018

Margaret Flowers: Guaranteed basic income of $1,000 per month per person

We could face up to the reality of inadequate jobs in the future due to globalization outsourcing, robotics and artificial intelligence by putting in place a guaranteed basic income. What would you do with $1,000 of guaranteed income each month?

A Basic Income would also end poverty as well as end poverty programs. The reality of lack of jobs and a basic income is not discussed by any current candidate even though in 1972 both Nixon and McGovern favored various forms of a basic income.

Source: 2016 Maryland Senate campaign website FlowersForSenate.org Feb 3, 2016

Martin O`Malley: Move from welfare to work; & raise Earned Income tax credit

As One Maryland, we choose to move forward. Because progress is a choice. Together, here in Maryland:We, of course, are part of a larger national economy. And something is still very wrong. We've lost sight of how our economy works when it is working well. Prosperity doesn't trickle down from the top. It never has.
Source: 2014 State of the State Address to Maryland legislature Jan 23, 2014

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V.P.Joe Biden (D-DE)
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Mayor Pete Buttigieg (D-IN)
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Secy.Julian Castro (D-TX)
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Rep.John Delaney (D-MD)
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Sen.Bernie Sanders (I-VT)
CEO Tom Steyer (D-CA)
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Marianne Williamson (D-CA)
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Pres.Donald Trump(R-NY)
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