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Saturday, October 25, 2014

Posts Tagged ‘poor’

Republicans: “the poor should die”

Republicans: “the poor should die”

For Republicans, a Homeless 11-Year-Old Black Girl Named Dasani is a "Useless Eater" That Should Die By chaunceydevegaFollow Al Sharpton did some great work on Monday's PoliticsNation where he further exposed the politics of cruelty that have possessed the Republican Party. Republicans want to cut food stamps, believe that kicking people off of unemployment insurance who cannot find a job in an economy where there are 3 people for every available position, and that a particularly evil ... Full Story

GOP, feed the rich, starve the poor

GOP, feed the rich, starve the poor

  House Republicans Pass Farm Bill That Rewards Corporations While Starving The Poor By: Jason Easley   The only way House Republicans could get the Farm Bill passed was to not just cut food aid for the poor, but to starve them. The House passed their modified version of the Farm Bill by a vote of 216-208. To show their disdain for the bill, 0 Democrats voted for it. but the Democratic displeasure went beyond no votes. Democratic Leader Rep. Nancy Pelosi blasted her ... Full Story

Bye, Bye American Dream!

  Bye, Bye American Dream! U.S. Economic Inequality Is Permanent, Study Finds By Steven Rosenfeld Analysis of two decades of income tax trends also find the rich consume more. A new study by a team of economists in academia and the government has concluded that economic inequality is a permanent—not temporary—feature in the United States, based on an analysis of 350,000 federal income tax returns between 1987 and 2009. “For household income, both before and after taxes, ... Full Story

Why the war on the poor

Why the war on the poor

Two articles from the Huffington post on the inequalities of wealth and income and the hypocrisy of the financial elite. CEO Council Demands Cuts To Poor, Elderly While Reaping Billions In Government Contracts, Tax Breaks     By Christina Wilkie and Ryan Grimm      WASHINGTON -- The corporate CEOs who have made a high-profile foray into deficit negotiations have themselves been substantially responsible for the size of the deficit they now want closed. The companies ... Full Story

Confessions of a Former Republican

Confessions of a Former Republican

        Joining the Reality-Based Community  Or How I Learned to Stop Loving the Bombs and Start Worrying By Jeremiah Goulka I used to be a serious Republican, moderate and business-oriented, who planned for a public-service career in Republican politics.  But I am a Republican no longer. There’s an old joke we Republicans used to tell that goes something like this: “If you’re young and not a Democrat, you’re heartless. If you grow up ... Full Story

Obama not a Sociaist

Obama not a Sociaist

            Is Obama a Socialist? By Tom Head, About.com Guide   Answer: Not by any definition of the term that mainstream socialists would consider acceptable. It's true that both the Bush and Obama administrations introduced government subsidies in industries that the government has not historically subsidized to the same extent, but this is not, strictly speaking, a socialist move because it does nothing to concentrate ... Full Story

Republicans hide from Nuns on the Bus

Republicans hide from Nuns on the Bus

  ‘Nuns on the Bus’: Investigated but irrepressible U.S. Catholic bishops have launched a much-ballyhooed “Fortnight for Freedom” in protest against HHS’ birth control mandate and gay marriage, with masses at basilicas and sermons by such right-thinking prelates as Archbishop Charles Chaput of Philadelphia. The national event is being upstaged, however,  by “Nuns on the Bus,”  a 14-day, nine-city bus tour by four Catholic nuns that ... Full Story

American middle class: dead?

American middle class: dead?

Professor Starr writes about the "Hourglass Economy," one in which the economy consists mainly of the rich and the poor with only a small middle class. Examples of this type of economy abound. Many South American and African countries come to mind. Without a strong and prosperous middle class, the United States is destined to become a third-rate nation. America will not longer be a world power or a major player in world economics. This will mark the end of the "American Dream" and the ... Full Story

Poor who owe child support could lose federal benefits

Poor who owe child support could lose federal benefits

                Poor who owe child support could lose federal benefits        By Associated Press, Thousands of poor and disabled men stand to lose their only income next year because of a change in government policy that will allow states to seize every dollar of federal benefits from people who owe back child support.Previously, states could capture only 65 percent of benefits from people who opted to be ... Full Story

With Liberty and Justice for Some

With Liberty and Justice for Some

    By :Glenn Greenwald Book Excerpt As a litigator who practiced for more than a decade in federal and state courts across the country, I’ve long been aware of the inequities that pervade the American justice system. The rich enjoy superior legal representation and therefore much better prospects for success in court than the poor. The powerful are treated with far more deference by judges than the powerless. The same cultural, socioeconomic, and demographic ... Full Story

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