Post Tagged with: "poverty"

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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This Coffee Shop Hires Homeless Teens And Gives Them Something ‘No One Else Would’ (VIDEO)

This Coffee Shop Hires Homeless Teens And Gives Them Something ‘No One Else Would’ (VIDEO)

A Denver café is tackling a monstrous issue with the simple belief that “every human being has incredible value.”

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Catholic Church Uses Sprinkler System To Douse Sleeping Homeless People (VIDEO)

Catholic Church Uses Sprinkler System To Douse Sleeping Homeless People (VIDEO)

WWJD? Probably not this. I honestly can’t think of a more sinful way to treat those in need.

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Vogue Editor Posts Distasteful Photo Of Homeless Person Reading Her Magazine On Instagram (PHOTO)

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She should have known better than to think this was funny.

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Haircuts For Homeless Men Reveal Something You Would Never Expect (VIDEO)

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At first I was shocked – and then it made me think.

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In Case You Missed It: Joni Ernst Caught On Tape Saying Poor People Aren’t Entitled to Food, Clothing, or Health Care

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Joni Ernst has some kind words for the 900,000 Iowans (one-third of the state) on government assistance. It’ not pretty.

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Income Equality Congresswomen Under Fire After Being Spotted At The Grammys With Hollywood’s Elite

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Two Democrats’ appearance at the star-studded event had everyone crying “hypocrisy!”

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Obama’s Chief Of Staff Ditches A Night At The Office To Walk The Streets Counting Homeless People

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This is the first time such a high-ranking White House official has taken part in an initiative to end homelessness.

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This Homeless Man Only Had One Book To Read – Until A Complete Stranger Gave Him His Kindle

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It’s things like this that truly warm the heart.

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One European Country Says F.U. To Banksters And Is Forgiving The Debt Of Its Poorest

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Too bad Congressional Republicans will never feel so inclined.

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The Vatican Will Regularly Provide Free Shaves And Haircuts For Rome’s Homeless

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For homeless people looking for jobs, grooming and cleanliness remains a huge hurdle. The Vatican’s latest initiative could change that.

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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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