Post Tagged with: "poverty"

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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America’s Poor Are ‘The Envy Of The World,’ Says America’s Richest Congressman (VIDEO)

America’s Poor Are ‘The Envy Of The World,’ Says America’s Richest Congressman (VIDEO)

If our poor are so envied, maybe Darrell Issa should try living out of a cardboard box.

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Wisconsin Republicans Want To Spend ‘Several Million Dollars’ To Control Poor People’s Shopping

Wisconsin Republicans Want To Spend ‘Several Million Dollars’ To Control Poor People’s Shopping

Conservatives’ proposed spending threatens to hurt the state, but they’re still obsessed with blaming and micromanaging the poor.

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Paul Ryan Pretends To Care About Baltimore While Using It As An Excuse To Gut Welfare

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Paul Ryan went on television to trumpet his grand vision for gutting welfare, and used Baltimore as justification for doing so.

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Man Builds Homeless Woman A Tiny Home Because ‘Everyone Should Have A Right To Shelter’ (VIDEO)

Man Builds Homeless Woman A Tiny Home Because ‘Everyone Should Have A Right To Shelter’ (VIDEO)

“Human beings, not ‘bums or trash’ need a little humanity, a little help to get off the streets.”

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The Riots In Baltimore Are What Happens When Society Criminalizes Poverty

The Riots In Baltimore Are What Happens When Society Criminalizes Poverty

Those protesting in Baltimore are the poor who refuse to be further victimized by a society that has written them off long ago.

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Mother Writes About How Needing Food Stamps Changed Her And Why She Bought Steak

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It’s a true, sad story that has a happy ending, and it demonstrates precisely why it is wrong to ridicule people who use food stamps as lazy freeloaders who deserve to be punished.

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Bill O’Reilly Says Only The Wealthy Are Suffering, ‘Things Not So Bad’ For Poor (VIDEO)

Bill O’Reilly Says Only The Wealthy Are Suffering, ‘Things Not So Bad’ For  Poor (VIDEO)

Yup, he opened his mouth, this time to proclaim that the wealthy are the ones suffering, while the poor are doing just fine.

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Wisconsin Rep. Wants To Make Poor People Shop In Separate But Probably Not Equal Grocery Stores

Wisconsin Rep. Wants To Make Poor People Shop In Separate But Probably Not Equal Grocery Stores

Republicans: always looking for legal ways to discriminate.

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14 Reasons The Rich Wouldn’t Exist Without The Poor

14 Reasons The Rich Wouldn’t Exist Without The Poor

Sometimes we have to say “enough is enough” of the poor shaming. There’s nothing to be ashamed of about being poor.

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Letters From Third-Graders Illustrate The Harsh Impact Of Childhood Poverty (IMAGES)

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A third grade teacher asked her students to write down one thing “I wish my teacher knew.” The responses will break your heart.

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Think Neighborhood Poverty Is An Accident? Think Again

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A decades-long program of ‘redlining’ purposefully targeted minority communities to create a cycle of poverty and crime.

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MO Republican Bill Would Ban Poor People From Buying Steak And Seafood

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Missouri GOP Rep. Rick Brattin is back and this time he wants to ban poor people from purchasing steak and seafood, because only rich people should be allowed to eat good food.

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No Hope For The Homeless As Fort Worth Demolishes Temporary Camp (VIDEO)

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Approximately 5200 people become homeless in Tarrant County, Texas each year. With only three privately run homeless shelters, which are consistently full, the 80 homeless people living in this encampment are being left without options.

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