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Fox News Thinks If You Have Air Conditioning And Computers Then You Aren’t Really Poor (VIDEO)

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As for government assistance, experts have found that it actually alleviates”vast amounts of poverty.”

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Conservative Talker: Americans Who Make Minimum Wage Are Failures (AUDIO)

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During a guest host stint on the Rush Limbaugh Show on Friday, conservative Erick Erickson displayed utter contempt for Americans who earn minimum wage.

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Thanks, GOP: America’s Poor Now Worse Off than Citizens of Third World Nations

Third World nation? Try North Dakota. Photo by the Fishersville United Methodist Church

Did you realize that up to 16 million people in the US live on less than would be considered poverty anywhere else in the world?

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Senator Flies On Private Jets And Makes Taxpayers Pay For It

Senator Flies On Private Jets And Makes Taxpayers Pay For It

Senator Jay Rockefeller certainly lives up to his last name. The 77-year-old West Virginia Senator, born into one of America’s wealthiest families, lets West Virginia taxpayers foot the bill of his luxurious lifestyle. You don’t have to look any further than Rockefeller’s travel expenses for evidence of this. Every time the senator […]

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NC Teacher Raises Over $150,000 To Feed Ferguson Children

NC Teacher Raises Over $150,000 To Feed Ferguson Children

Following the fatal shooting of unarmed black teenager Michael Brown, many have asked themselves how they could help Ferguson, MO – a town in turmoil. Julianna Mendelsohn, a North Carolina teacher, dedicated herself to campaigning for underprivileged students that rely on free school lunches. Due to the unrest in Ferguson after Brown’s death, the school […]

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Pro-Business? Research Shows GOP “Pro-Business” Policies Hurt Business, Kill Economic Growth

Pro-Business? Research Shows GOP “Pro-Business” Policies Hurt Business, Kill Economic Growth

We hear it all the time, republicans are “Pro-business.” They promise if they’re elected, they’ll pass “business friendly” legislation. They claim that their policies will lead to economic growth and job creation. It’s time for a reality check. An analysis of all 50 states clearly shows the negative correlation between […]

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Top 10 List To Happiness Written By Pope Francis

"Consumerism has brought us many anxieties, …people who work must take the time to relax, to be with their families, to enjoy themselves, read, listen to music, play a sport." Pope Francis

Need a job that you don’t hate with every ounce of your being? If only you could meet that guy/gal who is perfect for you, right? Struggling under the killing weight of bills? Wishing you were happy at least once in a while? The Argentinian guy with the funny hat […]

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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

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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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