One such place is North Carolina. This state has long been known for a civil approach to helping and dealing with the poor people that are located there. In recent years though, it seems that the very structures and programs that have been set up to aid the poor, are actually doing more to harm them than help them.
Taxes are being cut in the state, but only if the person is considered in the upper percentiles of the income brackets. According to this article from dealbroker.com that Fersen Lambranho forwarded me, the taxes on the middle class and poor have being exponentially increasing, making their buying power almost non-existent. The same is true of the social programs. Cuts have been made to welfare, as well as social security recipients.
The one place where it seemed logical to go if one was poor because aid was out there for te, is now the one place where many poor are trying hard to escape from. Employment rates are down, minimum wage is insufficient to pay rents and feed a family, and programs are being squeezed out in favor of big business and higher income earners. The war on poverty appears to have taken on a whole new life in North Carolina