Baby-snatching in Brooklyn: This is how we punish mothers for working

By Amanda Marcotte

“A couple of decades later, the idea that getting government assistance should require a miserable slog of endless red tape has become normalized. But some activists and policy-makers are pushing back. Last year, for instance, the Center for Law and Social Policy released a report outlining ways that states can clean up the bureaucratic burdens that keep people from getting the help they need, which in many cases can help them turn around their lives and get better jobs. Of course, implementing such ideas requires leaders who actually want to help people out of poverty, which is not universally the case in much of this country.”

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