Who knew there were so many poverty fighters among Democrats in the legislature? Heck, who knew that there were Republican poverty fighters too? And why are so many coming out of the woodwork now, in the wake of yet another austerity budget from Gov. Jerry Brown?
I share many of the concerns about the need to restore – and, more broadly, make smarter and more stable – health and human service programs that were decimated in the recession. But the Democratic interest in the subject – after nearly a decade of Democrats cutting such programs without remorse – is curious. In fact, here’s a more than fair question.
Where the heck were you poverty fighters last fall?