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A Tale Of Two Senators Who Grew Up Poor And Went Opposite Directions

Elizabeth Warren and Joni Ernst

Two Senators, Joni Ernst and Elizabeth Warren, grew up very poor. However, Ernst’s family has received copious amounts of federal dollars, while Elizabeth Warren’s never took a dime. How then can Ernst be a Republican and Warren be a Democrat? Simple: Ernst says “I got mine, screw you,” and Warren says “I never got anything, but I don’t want you to be in the same situation as I was.”

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Outrageous: These States Say $4,600 Per Year Makes You Too Rich For Medicaid

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A few states have very strict income requirements for their Medicaid programs. They’re so strict that a mere $4,600 per year for a family of four is too wealthy to qualify.

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Black Homeless Man Sleeping When He Was Set On Fire By White Teens (VIDEO)

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These teens should be caught and tried for attempted murder.

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Former Street Child Confronts Pope Francis: Why Does God Allow Child Prostitution To Happen?

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In front of 30,000 people, a 12-year-old asks a question that even the Pope doesn’t have an answer for.

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Redditors Share Their Heart-Wrenching Experiences Growing Up In Poverty

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You don’t realize how great your life is until you’ve read a few of these.

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You Might Mistake Him For A Homeless Guy; He’s Really A Doctor Who Cares About People More Than Profits (VIDEO)

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Five days a week, every week for the past 23 years, this doctor has been going out into the streets to find and treat the homeless.

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If The World Were 100 People: See How You Fit In

Looking at the world's population through a different lens.

Sometimes it’s hard to picture the world’s population. By shrinking it down to 100 people, it’s easier to understand what the world is like.

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3.1 Million Workers Get A Well Deserved Raise As Minimum Wage Increases On Jan. 1st (VIDEO)

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Are you getting a well deserved raise on January 1st?

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Maribel Vs McDonalds: A Single Mom Fights For A Living Wage (VIDEO)

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Should Maribel receive a fair day’s wage for a fair day’s work? What’s your minimum wage story?

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Let’s Talk About Poor Shaming, And Why It Isn’t Okay

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Poor shaming is a problem in America, and many of the myths about the abilities of impoverished people to do better contribute to the growing problem of classism.

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A Homeless Man Gave This Girl His Last $5 So She Could Get Home Safe. How She Repaid Him Is Amazing

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All I can say is…WOW.

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BREAKING: Largest Fast Food Strike In History Happening Now (IMAGES/VIDEO)

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Time for McDonald’s to wake up. A history making protest for better pay has just spread across the country.

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40% Of Fast Food Workers Live In Poverty, Tomorrow They’re Going To Do Something About It

40% Of Fast Food Workers Live In Poverty, Tomorrow They’re Going To Do Something About It

A worker strike demanding higher minimum wages and the ability to unionize for fast food workers will take place tomorrow, December 4, stretching across over 160 cities. This will be the latest in a string of actions launched, following on the heels of a similar action in September. Started in […]

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Walmart Thanksgiving: Pay Poverty Wages, Tell Staff To Donate Food To Starving Co-Workers

Walmart Thanksgiving: Pay Poverty Wages, Tell Staff To Donate Food To Starving Co-Workers

“My co-workers and I don’t want food bins. We want Walmart and the Waltons to improve pay and hours so that we can buy our own groceries.”

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2.5 MILLION: Child Homelessness In America Reaches Historic High

2.5 MILLION: Child Homelessness In America Reaches Historic High

A nation should be judged not by the wealth of the rich but by how it treats the most vulnerable of its citizens. By that measure, America is the poorest nation on Earth.

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The Next Time Someone Says That Fast Food Isn’t a Real Job, Show Them This

The Next Time Someone Says That Fast Food Isn’t a Real Job, Show Them This

Fast food jobs are just as “real” any any other. The positions are filled by real people with real mortgages and rent, with real bills to pay, and real children — people who are facing the very real problem of crushing poverty.

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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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