Thursday, November 08, 2007

Where Do Presidential Candidates Stand on Poverty?

If you live in Georgia, where 91 of our 159 counties are in "a state of persistent poverty", then you care about where the presidential candidates (of both parties) stand on this key issue. The Annie Casey Foundation has an interactive web page up that allows you to compare and contrast the candidates positions on this key issue. It's pretty neat, so give it a whirl.

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4 comments:

VictoratGaImproper said...

I think the ones that can afford it build $30 million dollar homes with their surplus.

Trackboy1 said...

Other than Edwards, has any candidate from either party even uttered the word poverty...ever?

Amy Morton said...

Acutally, no. He is the only candidate who has actually made poverty the central focus of his campaign and, frankly his life's work. All of the presidential candidates are rich. I don't get the issues with his house. If we don't want leaders to live in great houses-that they pay for-then why, once elected do we put them up in the most fancy house in D.C.? It's not your bank account that makes you "real" on the poverty issue. It's your willingness to take on big insurance and big corporations on behalf of those struggling to make it. Edwards has always done that. He has lived the American dream, and now he wants to be President so he can be sure that the ladder necessary to climb out of poverty is in place for everyone.

Trackboy1 said...

Poor people need to vote. Obviously they don't have money for campaign contributions, especially since what, one or two percent of the population actually makes campaign contributions? But if every poor person voted, every single one, things change, if even just a little.