Episode

3/19 Sarah Halpern Meekin: It’s Not Like I’m Poor

March 19, 2015

University of Wisconsin Professor of  Sociology, Sarah Halpern Meekin, co author of the new book It’s Not Like I’m Poor, explains the importance of the Earned Income Tax Credit. Tax refunds and poverty and the experience of poverty. How the Earned Income Tax Credit takes six million families out of poverty. Does tax policy effect martial decisions? How people view poverty and the broader systemic causes of poverty. How the tax system could be improved and what is the feeling and identity of “not being poor”.

On The Fun Half: Rick Santorum gets a question from an amazing crazy questioner in South Carolina, about the “Communist Dictator” Obama who wants to nuke Charleston South Carolina. Barrett Brown, Edward Snowden and the abuses of the National Security State. Will the Obama Administration start supporting UN resolutions recognizing the state of Palestine. Also your calls and IMs.

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