The ’70’s funk and soul icon Sly Stone, front man of Sly and the Family Stone, has called a van home for years after falling out of the entertainment limelight along with being cheated out of millions of dollars for his music.
Being a huge fan of Sly and the family I for one was disheartened to hear the legendary guitarist and all around musician had hit the skids so hard.
I have followed his fall from grace and the defection of women, friends, fans, and business partners. Lose the money lose the phoneys, lose the trophies.
Sly found this out when he dropped hard from a lofty mansion status to the gutters of poverty and damned near homelessness.
After years out of the limelight and living on the fringes of society, Sly Stone may have a blessing coming that is long overdue. Read about it here. ->Jury Awards Sly Stone 5 Million Dollars in Unpaid Royalties — The GeoGee Experience Magazine — Medium
“I’ve lived in a bunch of Section 8 s***holes,” said Krissy Walker, a native of Chattanooga, who has lived in several Section 8 rental properties in Tennessee and Georgia over the past 12 years.“Broken plumbing, mice, no heat in the winter, no air conditioner in the summer – I’ve dealt with it all,” Walker said.Despite costing U.S. taxpayers $21.1 billion annually, the program seemingly fails to provide safe, quality housing to many Americans who struggle to make ends meet.
“Broken plumbing, mice, no heat in the winter, no air conditioner in the summer – I’ve dealt with it all,” Walker said.Despite costing U.S. taxpayers $21.1 billion annually, the program seemingly fails to provide safe, quality housing to many Americans who struggle to make ends meet.
Section 8 for many is living up to the perception of many of the taxpayers (you and me) that pay for it. It’s supposed to be a leg up instead for many it’s a drag down.
Read the full spill here.–>For Some, Section 8 is Affordable Housing Nightmare – News & Views – EBONY
Basic income (BI) is getting a lot of press these days. From Switzerland’s upcoming referendum to give each citizen 2,500 francs per month, to GiveDirectly’s research upending the philanthropy world, to Finland’s plan for a 2017 BI pilot, more are warming to the idea that just giving people money may be the solution to poverty.
A basic income is an income unconditionally granted to all on an individual basis, without means test or work requirement.
Basic Income Earth NetworkMany dismiss basic income as unaffordable. The reality is that basic income is only a form of redistribution, independent of the amount to be redistributed. It is therefore equally affordable to any existing social safety net. Specifically, budgets for existing programs can fund BI via these revenue-neutral steps:
Source: If We Can Afford Our Current Welfare System, We Can Afford Basic Income — Basic income — Medium
I have always said anyone working full time in this country and living within the means of those wages earned should not have to take on a second job to sustain the basic necessities of everyday life. Those necessities being food, clothing, housing, and when needed, healthcare. There certainly should not be two people working full-time and living out of one of the many shelters across the nation. Continue reading “Working 40 Hours a Week for $77.00”