Post Tagged with: "social safety net"

Will Greece’s Rejection Of Austerity Lead To Its Destruction? Probably

Will Greece’s Rejection Of Austerity Lead To Its Destruction? Probably

Austerity is a weapon being used to strangle Greece’s economy. If Greece won’t play ball, then they’ll have to made an example of.

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Conservative Radio Host Freaks Out When Christie Argues For Cutting Social Security For The Rich

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After New Jersey Governor Chris Christie argued for slashing Social Security benefits for wealthy people, conservative radio host Howie Carr threw a hissy fit.

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Republicans Fighting To Expand The Pentagon’s Already Bloated Budget While Still Cutting Food Stamps

Republicans Fighting To Expand The Pentagon’s Already Bloated Budget While Still Cutting Food Stamps

Republicans want to have their cake and eat it, too. But only if they can make sure the poor can’t eat at all.

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Watch: Bernie Sanders Delivers The Most Epic Blow To The New GOP Budgets (Video)

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Bernie Sanders is fired up more than ever, and rightly so. Republicans are prepared to cut social safety nets by $4.2 trillion, and Sanders isn’t going down without a fight.

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Nancy Pelosi To John Boehner: Happy 65th Birthday, Welfare Moocher

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Nancy Pelosi has the best “Happy Birthday” for John Boehner ever.

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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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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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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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Bill Maher Roasts Phony Christians For Their Unchristian Cruelty And Greed (VIDEO)

Bill Maher Roasts Phony Christians For Their Unchristian Cruelty And Greed (VIDEO)

Bill Maher’s ‘New Rules’ are sometimes as simple as letting the actions of ‘compassionate’ conservative Christians speak for themselves

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The Family Research Council Supports Kicking Poor Families Off Of Food Stamps As ‘Christian’

The Family Research Council Supports Kicking Poor Families Off Of Food Stamps As ‘Christian’

Cutting SNAP funding is one of the most Christian things that can be done, according to Ken Blackwell, of the Family Research Council. When confronted with the idea that cuts to SNAP would further hurt our country’s neediest people, Blackwell said to The Christian Post,  “I think through empowering others […]

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15 Phrases “Progressives” Need To Ditch (And What We Can Say Instead)

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Why do we keep losing the fight for fairness, peace and prosperity? It’s time to stop letting the Right twist words and define the debate.

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Paul Ryan Blames ‘Urban’ People For Historic GOP Loss

We would have gotten away with it if hadn't been for you pesky kids and by "pesky kids" I mean "Lazy Negroes!"

We would have gotten elected if it hadn’t been for you pesky kids and by ‘pesky kids’ I mean ‘Lazy Minorities!’

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As The GOP Wages Wars, Who Remains On Their Side?

As The GOP Wages Wars, Who Remains On Their Side?

Heaven help the world if the GOP is ever again able to initiate wars against other countries! It’s all we Americans can do to fend off their assaults on us.

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Mitt Romney Tells CNN He Doesn’t Care About The Very Poor (VIDEO)

Mitt Romney Tells CNN He Doesn’t Care About The Very Poor (VIDEO)

In a completely out of touch and, frankly, a stupid and heartless statement, Mitt Romney told O’ Brien that he doesn’t care about the very poor.

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Michele Bachmann Wants America To Be Like China

Michele Bachmann Wants America To Be Like China

Why do the Republicans hate America for being America? During the Republican Debate on Saturday night, Michele Bachmann said that America should be more like China. In order to do this, Bachmann says we should get rid of our social safety net system.

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