Post Tagged with: "poverty"

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

Image courtesy of the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA).

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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War Against Working Class Continues As Republican Comes Out For Lower Min. Wage

War Against Working Class Continues As Republican Comes Out For Lower Min. Wage

The GOP candidate for governor of Illinois, Bruce Rauner, proposed actually bring down the state’s minimum wage to make it more competitive for business.

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This Senator Might Just Restore Your Faith In Government

This Senator Might Just Restore Your Faith In Government

Democratic Senator Murphy of CT gave up a vacation day to spend time with a homeless man, says he wants to better understand the plight of the homelessness.

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Jesus Ain’t ‘Down’ With Feeding Lazy, Drug-Addicted Poor, Claims Fox News Host (VIDEO)

Jesus Ain’t ‘Down’ With Feeding Lazy, Drug-Addicted Poor, Claims Fox News Host (VIDEO)

Yo. Fox’s Bill O’Reilly says Jesus ain’t ‘down with’ food stamps for the poor, because they’re lazy drunks and drug addicts. Merry Christmas!

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The Hunger Games: Catching Paranoia (Featuring Agenda 21) (VIDEO)

The Hunger Games: Catching Paranoia (Featuring Agenda 21) (VIDEO)

If you are like millions of other movie-goers, you saw the second installment of The Hunger Games this past holiday weekend. Catching Fire has made almost $300 million since its release on November 21st. Many viewers on both ends of the political spectrum see their own beliefs reflected back at […]

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Luxury Hotel Creates ‘Poverty Porn’ With Artificial Shantytown For Rich Tourists (VIDEO)

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If you’re a rich white jerk, here’s the vacation for you: A five-star fake shanty town, where you can pretend to be a poor black person in South Africa.

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Paul Ryan’s Poverty Plan Includes Religion, But No Real Help For The Poor

Congressman Paul Ryan. (R-WI). Image from http://www.neontommy.com/news/2011/04/house-expected-vote-pass-paul-ryans-2012-budget-later-today

Will Paul Ryan’s poverty plan actually help the poor, or is it more of the same old Tea Party rhetoric regarding cuts to the social safety net?

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The Company Store Redux: Are Fast Food Corporations Reinforcing America’s Culture Of Dependency?

The Company Store Redux: Are Fast Food Corporations Reinforcing America’s Culture Of Dependency?

Do you know how Wal- Mart became so successful? Well fast food companies are guilty of the same economy-destroying crimes-SNAP subsidizing payroll.

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Pope Sends A Message To All Clergy Who Pursue Wealth, Bans ‘Bishop Of Bling’ From His Diocese (VIDEO)

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Pope Francis banned the ‘Bishop of Bling,’ taking a stand against bishops who pursue wealth. If only American televangelists would learn from the lesson.

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