Last Wednesday’s Anti-Poverty Coalition Rally held at the State House promises to be the first of many weekly rallies to address this pressing issue until the end of the legislative session. The importance of these weekly moral reminders is especially acute in light of the recent ascension of Nicholas Mattiello to Speaker of the House, since Mattiello has shown little interest in addressing the root causes of poverty. Instead Mattiello promises anew era of broken austerity policies: tax cuts and cuts in government spending. Feel that? That’s the Invisible Hand slapping the most vulnerable in our state.