Welfare misuse scandal highlights wealth divide in Mississippi

January 3, 2023 ☼ mississippiwelfarescandal

Source: PBS NewsHour (Link)

In Mississippi, where elected officials have a long history of praising self-sufficiency and condemning federal antipoverty programs, a welfare scandal has exposed how millions of dollars were diverted to the rich and powerful — including pro athletes — instead of helping some of the neediest people in the nation.

Because it makes sense to give money to campaign donors “job creators” rather than the poor.