J.K. Rowling offers a generous smack down.
April 15, 2010 § Leave a comment
Though the target is Britain’s Conservative party, the impact is a bit more global:
Nobody who has ever experienced the reality of poverty could say “it’s not the money, it’s the message”. When your flat has been broken into, and you cannot afford a locksmith, it is the money. When you are two pence short of a tin of baked beans, and your child is hungry, it is the money. When you find yourself contemplating shoplifting to get nappies, it is the money. If Mr Cameron’s only practical advice to women living in poverty, the sole carers of their children, is “get married, and we’ll give you £150”, he reveals himself to be completely ignorant of their true situation.
Money may not solve anyone’s problems, but it sure can take the sting out. Read the whole thing here.
h/t Boing Boing