The Paradox of Poverty – Through the lens of Michael Williamson

| August 8, 2014

By May-Ying Lam

Washington Post photographer Michael S. Williamson: “You know, when I was on food stamps as a kid, I was a good kid who probably wouldn’t have taken to crime. But if I was hungry enough, I might have shoplifted a can of tuna or some spaghetti. But I didn’t have to. We had food because of food stamps. And I became an educated, hard-working citizen who has paid back this government all the money that came our way hundreds of times over. So my feeling is, the government invested in me. And they’ve gotten a darn good return on their money.” Via http://wapo.st/1lHpaMx.

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