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Thinking About Poverty: Policy Topic 09-10

August 21, 2009

Resolved:

The United States federal government should substantially increase social services for persons living in poverty in the United States.

Learn about poverty in America at:

http://www.povertyinamerica.psu.edu/

http://money.cnn.com/news/specials/poverty/

http://www.census.gov/hhes/www/poverty/poverty.html

http://www.americanprogress.org/issues/domestic/poverty

http://www.heartsandminds.org/articles/childpov.htm

Check out debate evidence posted at:

http://www.debatecoaches.org/openevidence/

http://debate-central.ncpa.org/research/

Join the forum at:

http://www.cross-x.com/vb/forumdisplay.php?s=dd1518ae8147ea2fab00e274957964f4&f=146

Novice Case List Resources:

Provide aid to those homeless individuals with mental illness and/or other special needs.

(Limited to one or more of the following: Rental Vouchers, fully funding the National Housing Trust Fund, expanding aid to homeless prevention services, and/or funding maintenance of current public housing.)

http://www.nationalhomeless.org/factsheets/

http://www.libraryindex.com/pages/2311/Federal-Government-Aid-Homeless-VOUCHERS.html

http://www.hud.gov/offices/pih/programs/hcv/

http://www.endlongtermhomelessness.org/

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Section_8_(housing)

Provide the necessary funding to expand early childhood education.

(Limited to one or more of the following: Even Start, Early Head Start, Head Start and/or Child Care and Development Block Grants.)

Early Childhood Education Brief

http://www.law.unc.edu/documents/poverty/publications/pungelloandcampbellpolicybrief.pdf

http://www.earlychildhoodfocus.org/artman2/publish/OK/Tulsa_Billionaire_Believes_Early_Childhood_Education_Stops_Poverty.shtml

Expand Food Stamps for persons living in poverty.

http://www.fns.usda.gov/FSP/

http://www.google.com/hostednews/ap/article/ALeqM5gBPaHA8wyvhZsKWPW8Uxp30QpfqgD9B6HE0G1

http://www.cbpp.org/cms/index.cfm?fa=view&id=1274

http://www.cnn.com/2009/US/02/12/am.callebs.foodstamps.blog.archive/

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Food_Stamp_Program

Expand higher education assistance for persons living in poverty.

http://www.nccp.org/media/releases/release_32.html

http://www.seattlepi.com/local/242389_access27.html

http://php.louisville.edu/news/news.php?news=1360

http://www.questia.com/googleScholar.qst;jsessionid=KTqQ4KTChGQslQngZq0wPDQgcXTM0sMW42yBJvgnvNNhrWDXk1R2!-2016257069!-82436048?docId=5000582911

http://www.whitehouse.gov/the_press_office/Remarks-by-the-President-on-Higher-Education/

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pell_grant

http://www.ed.gov/programs/fpg/index.html

http://www.educationgrant.com/grants/need-based-grants/

http://www.educationgrant.com/

Expand Medicaid for persons living in poverty.

http://www.cms.hhs.gov/home/medicaid.asp

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Medicaid

http://www.ama-assn.org/amednews/2009/09/28/gvsb0928.htm

http://ccf.georgetown.edu/index/cms-filesystem-action?file=ccf publications/about medicaid/nasbo final 5-1-08.pdf

http://www.familiesusa.org/issues/medicaid/

http://www.tcf.org/Publications/HealthCare/medicaidbasics.htm

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We’re Back!

August 19, 2009

The 2009-2010 Season is upon us! I hope everyone had a great summer and are ready to return fresh and invigorated toward the wonderful pursuit of great debate and speeches.  Come ready to rock!