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Huffington Post: ‘The Candidates’ Calculated Silence About Poverty’

Fri, Oct 12, 2012

StreetWise would like to draw the attention of our audience to this article posted yesterday by the Huffington Post, written by Rick D. Axtell, Paul L. Cantrell Associate Professor of Religion of Centre College.

He writes…

“Centre College will be the focus of the nation tonight as the Vice-Presidential debate takes place on our campus. Unfortunately, one thing that has not been in focus is the issue of poverty. In fact, one of the most disappointing aspects of this campaign is that no one is talking substantively about poverty. The issue has been largely absent from the national dialogue.

The political conventions consistently emphasized helping the middle class, improving the lives of the middle class, tax cuts for the middle class. Someone should have put an empty chair on the convention stage to represent poor people. They were simply absent.”

To read the full article, click HERE.

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