Since when is it a crime to be poor?

posted by
August 10, 2011
Mother Jones
by Barbara Ehrenreich  
Posted in Commentary, PND Commentary

"Nationally, according to Kaaryn Gustafson of the University of Connecticut Law School, 'applying for welfare is a lot like being booked by the police.' There may be a mug shot, fingerprinting, and lengthy interrogations as to one's children's true paternity. The ostensible goal is to prevent welfare fraud, but the psychological impact is to turn poverty itself into a kind of crime." (08/09/11)

http://motherjones.com/politics/2011/08/nickel-and-dimed-afterword  

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