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Surprise! 93 Out of 100 Poorest Counties in America Are In Red States

Surprise! 93 Out of 100 Poorest Counties in America Are In Red States

In their usual non-partisan fact checking, Politifact rated the claim as Mostly True.

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Paul Ryan Continues To Pretend He Gives A Damn About The Poor

Paul Ryan Continues To Pretend He Gives A Damn About The Poor

Paul Ryan has been passing himself off as a serious policy wonk for years. He’s not getting any better at role playing.

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New Data Shows Worst States For Children Are Republican

Photo Courtesy: Annie E Casey Foundation

The Annie E. Casey Foundation has released their 25th edition of their KIDS COUNT Data Book. There is a lot of good news for kids based on the trends the group has studied, there is some bad news as well, especially if you’re a child in a Republican majority state. […]

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The Poor Have It Easy? Yup, Conservatives Are Giant Jerks. Who Is Surprised?

The Poor Have It Easy? Yup, Conservatives Are Giant Jerks. Who Is Surprised?

Poverty is simple. Poor people don’t try hard enough to help themselves and like the good “easy” welfare life. Democrats don’t get Republicans’ views on poverty. They might as well be speaking Romanian. So how about a bit of translation? In Republicanland there is a village of hyper-lazy people, aka […]

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Indiana Conservative ‘Christian’ Calls For Letting Poor People ‘Wither And Die’

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Remember when former Republican Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich openly called for letting Social Security “wither on the vine and die”? Apparently, at least one Republican is taking that sentiment a dark step further in Indiana.

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Feds: About That Drug Testing Of Welfare Recipients – It’s Illegal

Feds: About That Drug Testing Of Welfare Recipients – It’s Illegal

Republicans, in their Ayn Rand fervor, think that food stamp recipients’ lives aren’t miserable enough.

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After Huge Tax Cuts For The Rich, Kansas’ Economy Is Foundering

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Kansas Governor Sam Brownback’s (R) massive economic experiment of cutting $1.1billion in state income taxes, primarily for the rich, to jumpstart the state’s economy is a roaring failure.

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Paul Ryan Shows His Evil Side by Omitting Poor from Poverty Hearing

Paul Ryan Shows His Evil Side by Omitting Poor from Poverty Hearing

If you want to see the face of modern evil in America, look no further than Paul Ryan. As the Republicans have beefed up their efforts to purge America of the poorest and most vulnerable, Ryan will hold a hearing on the issue of poverty plaguing the United States called “A Progress Report On the War on Poverty: Lessons From the Frontlines.”

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Six-Figure Salaries Aren’t Enough For Members Of Congress, Says This Crazy Congressman

Democrat Jim Moran complained that members of Congress don't get paid enough money. At over $120,000 higher than median family income, what is "not enough?"

Democrat Jim Moran complained that members of Congress don’t get paid enough money. At over $120,000 higher than median family income, what is “not enough?”

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Sarah Palin Thinks Paul Ryan’s Budget Is A “Joke” Because It’s Not Extreme Enough

Without telling anyone what a suitable alternative would be, half term Governor Sarah Palin criticizes Paul Ryan's budget plan.

Without telling anyone what a suitable alternative would be, half term Governor Sarah Palin criticizes Paul Ryan’s budget plan.

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Ralph Reed: Solution To Poverty Is Less Divorce, Food Stamps Unnecessary

Ralph Reed of the Faith and Freedom Coalition thinks that divorce should be harder for women to get than food stamps. Divorce is at the heart of poverty.

Ralph Reed of the Faith and Freedom Coalition thinks that divorce should be harder for women to get than food stamps. Divorce is at the heart of poverty.

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Paul Ryan Draws Ire Of Congressional Black Caucus For Racist Remarks About Poverty

Paul Ryan Draws Ire Of Congressional Black Caucus For Racist Remarks About Poverty

Following his offensive, racist comments about inner city poverty, the Congressional Black Caucus angrily invited Paul Ryan to share his thoughts with them.

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LISTEN: Paul Ryan Blames Poverty On ‘Inner City’ Men Who Don’t Want To Work

Photo of black men in the South Side of Chicago cc 1974, John H. White, via Wikimedia Commons.

Paul Ryan told radio host Bill Bennett that one of the main reasons for poverty is that ‘inner city’ men do not know ‘the value and the culture of work.’

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Broadcast News Networks Completely Ignore The Taxpayer Cost Of Low Wages

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Our traditional broadcast news networks report widely on both welfare and the minimum wage, but ignore how much low wages contribute to welfare spending.

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WATCH: If The Poor Want Good Healthcare, They Should Just ‘Stop Being Poor,’ Says Fox News Guy

WATCH: If The Poor Want Good Healthcare, They Should Just ‘Stop Being Poor,’ Says Fox News Guy

Fox News contributor Todd Wilemon told ‘Daily Show’ correspondent Aasif Mandvi that ‘the poor should just stop being poor’ if they want good healthcare.

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Yucky Survey Reveals 25% Of Us Go To Work While Sick

A new survey reveals that many workers in the U.S. choose working while sick over taking a sick day. Yuck. This may be causing more problems than it solves. Image from Giphy.Com.

A new survey reveals that many workers in the U.S. choose working while sick over taking a sick day. Yuck. This may be causing more problems than it solves.

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GOP Lawmaker Says You Can’t Stereotype Blacks For “Doing What They Do”

GOP Lawmaker Says You Can’t Stereotype Blacks For “Doing What They Do”

It’s mind blowing how many stereotypes GOP Senator Vicki Marble managed to put forward, while at the same time, denying that she’s guilty of stereotyping.

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Four ‘Mad Men’ Era Relics We Need To Ditch – And Four We Wish We Still Had

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In many ways, the U.S. hasn’t progressed past the Mad Men era. And in some, we’ve gotten worse, not better. It’s 2014. Why are we still stuck where we are?

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Republican Says He Ran For Congress To Prevent Single Mothers From Getting Welfare (VIDEO)

Portrait photo of Rep. Louis Gohmert (R-TX) from Wikimedia Commons. http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Louie_Gohmert,_official_portrait,_111th_Congress.jpg

Single women and single mothers sitting around collecting welfare checks, instead of getting married, are why Louie Gohmert ran for Congress to begin with.

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Unemployment Deal Creeps Forward In Senate, As GOP Struggles With Poverty Agenda

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The Republican Party doesn’t even seem to know whether it should come up with a solid poverty agenda, let alone one that could actually work.

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