I asked the team at to estimate how three Biden-Harris policies (universal housing vouchers, a child allowance, and the LIFT Act) would affect poverty. The result: they would cut poverty in half, and child poverty by about 74%.
There are people I follow who 18 months ago were very fired up about child poverty in the United States but don’t seem to care much about it now, seemingly because Biden has a great program on child poverty.
Joe Biden and Kamala Harris have a historic opportunity to lift 20.2 million people out of poverty. Here's how they would do it
I know, I know, the video. But Trump's lunacy obscures the policy stakes in this election. You know what would actually be a blessing, or at least a boon? Cutting poverty in half, and child poverty by 75%. And we could do it. And we should.
If I could prescribe anything, it would be to eliminate poverty. It is achievable & the right thing to do. Yielding multiplicative benefits, esp for health & devp of kids. & ’s child allowance is central to the plan.
Research from & 's James Sullivan in : Joe Biden and Kamala Harris’s proposals could cut poverty in half
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Biden's plans to cut child poverty: 10/
Biden/Harris proposals would cut child poverty by over seventy percent.
.'s Sophie Collyer: "This combination could match or even exceed what government policies and programs have accomplished over the past 50 years.”
There is no guarantee that the Biden-Harris administration would prioritize these policies. But they have an opportunity to enact the largest reduction in poverty in American history since LBJ, or perhaps even bigger than LBJ.
Let me highlight how terrific this piece is: the *best* social science journalist covers real-time evaluation by of Biden-Harris anti-poverty plans. Joe Biden and Kamala Harris’s proposals could cut poverty in half via
Duopoly & corporate sellouts & neoliberalism & the DNC something something ... but also, electing Biden & Harris could cut US poverty in half.
Like imo poverty is really bad and having less poverty would be good
Importantly, this analysis shows that child poverty would be cut even more dramatically.
Joe Biden and Kamala Harris’s proposals could cut poverty in half via