Anti-Poverty Support Index vs. Put Your Own Money Where Your Mouth Is Index

A group called the Sergeant Shriver National Center on Poverty Law has developed what it calls a “scorecard” on support of government programs to fight poverty.

I found out by reading Diane Novak’s article,
“Congress’ strong polarization clear in poverty scorecard.”

It links to the following chart:

The scorecard can be enlarged by clicking on it.

An explanation of the bills is at the bottom of this post.

Mark Kirk

Don Manzullo

The best grade was received by a Republican went to Mark Kirk for his votes as a member of the House of Representatives.  He got a “C.”

Don Manzullo received a “D.”

Melissa Bean got an “A.”

Melissa Bean

In fact, the worst a Democrat received was an “A,” which makes me think that the issues selected may have screened out any vote on which a Democrat might have scored poorly.

There is another comparison I’d like to see.

Call it a “Put Your Money Where Your Mouth Is” scorecard.

Let me see a chart showing the percentage of household income that each Member of Congress contributes to his/her church and other charities.

Needless to say, Republicans don’t do well on this comparison.  The votes used in this tally follow:

Senate bills

House bills

Thanks to Dave Diersen’s GOPUSA Illinos for pointing me to this story.


Anti-Poverty Support Index vs. Put Your Own Money Where Your Mouth Is Index — 3 Comments

  1. In fact, Republicans would rather that poor people die and reduce the surplus population! And they wonder what’s taking them so long to do so. Better cut poverty programs again.

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