Post Tagged with: "poverty"

These Billionaires Are Giving Cash To The Poor, And There’s No Drug Testing Or Telling Them What They Can’t Buy

These Billionaires Are Giving Cash To The Poor, And There’s No Drug Testing Or Telling Them What They Can’t Buy

No one asks how they’ll be spending the money. In fact, there are no restrictions at all.

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This Map Shows Where People Are More Likely To Die Young–Sorry, Republicans (IMAGES)

This Map Shows Where People Are More Likely To Die Young–Sorry, Republicans (IMAGES)

Some interesting statistics about poverty, premature death and the party that can’t seen to get out of the way.

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This Statement About Black People Cost Jeb Bush An Election. Has He Changed At All Since Then?

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It’s no secret that the GOP is the party of white racists. True to that, Jeb Bush was racist back in 1994. Is he capable of changing at all?

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Homeless Man’s Handwritten Resume Goes Viral, Now Job Offers Are Pouring In (IMAGES)

Homeless Man’s Handwritten Resume Goes Viral, Now Job Offers Are Pouring In (IMAGES)

I’ve never read anything more genuine than this.

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Sarasota Resident Says The Homeless ‘Aren’t People’ And ‘Don’t Have The Same Rights’ (VIDEO)

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This woman apparently didn’t get the memo that Sarasota doesn’t want to be known as the meanest city for the homeless anymore.

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Photo Of Homeless Boy Studying Outside Of McDonald’s Has Life-Changing Impact (IMAGE)

Photo Of Homeless Boy Studying Outside Of McDonald’s Has Life-Changing Impact (IMAGE)

This little boy’s commitment to his education ended up giving him a new life.

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John Oliver Nails It On U.S. Bail System (VIDEO)

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John Oliver rips the U.S. bail system to shreds in this must watch segment from Last Week Tonight. “Bail has become a way to lock up the poor, regardless of guilt.”

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Jesus’ Greatest Hits: 17 Jesus Quotes That Expose The Hypocrisy Of The Right-Wing

Jesus’ Greatest Hits: 17 Jesus Quotes That Expose The Hypocrisy Of The Right-Wing

The right-wingers like their religion. They say they like their Jesus. But, do they really?

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Tragic: 47 Percent Of Americans Don’t Have Just $400 Available For Emergencies (VIDEO)

Tragic: 47 Percent Of Americans Don’t Have Just $400 Available For Emergencies (VIDEO)

Would you be able to afford an unexpected bill?

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Chris Hedges: Rich White Families Are ‘The Most Dangerous And Destructive Force In America’

Hey, rich ladies … let’s do it “Mitt Romney Style” -- a “Gangnam Style” parody from CollegeHumor.com.

Obscene amounts of money and unlimited power has stripped them of their humanity. They’ve become a lethal cancer on the soul of America.

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Horrifying Apple Dump In Washington State Creates Human Health Hazard (VIDEOS)

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Millions and millions of rotting apples, dumped by the state’s agriculture industry, are now creating serious problems for Washington residents and business owners.

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Republicans Think Black People Are Lazy. Is That Why They Want To Cut Public Sector Jobs?

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The GOP pushes for shrinking public workforces as a way to “trim the fat” from the budgets, but blacks hold a large number of those jobs. Is that why they see public sector jobs as “fat””

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These Kids Were Banned From Their School Carnival For Being Poor — Sent To Dark Auditorium (IMAGES)

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This is just about as cold-hearted as you can get…

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Republicans Sink To New Low By Using Fox News Special As Fact In Committee Hearing

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How are we supposed to take Congressional Republicans seriously if they think Fox News reports the truth?

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Arizona’s Stupid, Privileged, Punitive GOP Lawmakers Throw Families Off Welfare After 12 Months

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There’s something seriously wrong with Arizona — both its elected officials and its voters. Sane people, beware!

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Jeb Bush: Children Born Into Poverty Have No Chance Without ‘Traditional Marriage’ (VIDEO)

Jeb Bush: Children Born Into Poverty Have No Chance Without ‘Traditional Marriage’ (VIDEO)

The correlation between same-sex marriage and children in poverty defies logic, but it sure does make an excellent Republican talking point.

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Kansas Republicans’ Attempt To Set $25 ATM Limit For Poor Backfires; May Cost State $100 Million

Kansas Republicans’ Attempt To Set $25 ATM Limit For Poor Backfires; May Cost State $100 Million

Gov. Brownback’s fanatical war on the poor backfires yet again, this time to the tune of $100 million. How much longer will Kansas voters keep supporting him?

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Jon Stewart Nails Fox ‘News’ For Lying About How They Treat Poor People (VIDEO)

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Jon Stewart took Fox News to task on Wednesday night for whining about President Obama correctly pointing out that the conservative network constantly and unfairly bashes poor people.

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Alarming Report From Malawi Foresees The GOP’s Plan To Keep America’s Children Hungry

A little girl from Malawi devours a bowl of sorghum porridge from relief workers. Although she appears healthy, child hunger in her early years are likely to permanently stunt her physical and intellectual growth. Photo: ActAlliance.

A scary report from Malawi reveals where GOP budget cuts are taking us. 1 in 5 U.S. children are hungry, and their poverty is no accident.

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President Obama Brilliantly Goes After Fox News For Always Blaming And Shaming The Poor (VIDEO)

President Obama Brilliantly Goes After Fox News For Always Blaming And Shaming The Poor (VIDEO)

President Obama has had just about enough of the lies coming out of Fox News surrounding the poor…

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