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How Much Would It Cost You If Walmart Paid Its Employees A Living Wage? (Video)

by David Badash ● 4:05 PM April 8, 2014
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How much money would it cost you, or the average shopper, if Walmart actually paid their employees a living wage?

News

Jesus ‘Not Down With’ Food Stamps For Poor People, Who Are Often Drug Addicts Says O’Reilly

by David Badash ● 11:36 AM December 5, 2013
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Bill O’Reilly is blaming the millions of Americans who are poor for their own poverty, and complaining that the rich should not have to support them because they’re drug addicts.

Bigotry Watch

There’s ‘Nothing More Christian’ Than Gutting Food Stamps, Says Family Research Council

by David Badash ● 5:19 PM September 24, 2013
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A senior fellow at the Family Research Council, says there’s “nothing more Christian” than gutting America’s food stamps program. 47 percent of those on food stamps are children, or children and one or two parents.

News

Is Your Congressman One Of The 13 Who Get Federal Farm Subsidies But Voted To Cut Food Stamps?

by David Badash ● 2:29 PM September 21, 2013
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13 House Republicans voted to ensure they fattened their own wallets with government farm subsidies while stripping $40 billion from the Food Stamps bill and kicking 4 million Americans off the program.

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Democrat Slams GOP Congressmen For Expensing $166 A Day For Food Yet Voting To Cut Food Stamps

by David Badash ● 5:30 PM September 20, 2013
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Here is Congresswoman Speier’s excellent take down of her colleagues, some of whom “got $166 a day for food,” for example. Just a few hours later, the Republican-led House decided to steal $40 billion in food stamps from four million Americans.

News

Did Your Congressman Just Vote To Kick 4 Million Americans Off Food Stamps? (Full List)

by David Badash ● 8:14 PM September 19, 2013
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Early this evening the Republican-led House voted to kick four million Americans off food stamps by stripping $40 billion from the program. The vote was 217-210. How did your Congressman vote?

News

Trump: The Unemployed ‘Get Better Benefits’ Than ‘The People That Are Working’

by David Badash ● 5:39 PM August 1, 2013
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Donald Trump has great problems with people who are not employed. Trump says he works very hard but one of the problems in this country he said, was, “people don’t work, they don’t have to work, they get better benefits if they take it easy.”

Discrimination

Lawmaker: Cut Welfare To Families Whose Kids Don’t Do Well In School

by David Badash ● 9:30 AM January 27, 2013
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Sen. Stacey Campfield wants to cut welfare to families if their children don’t perform well in school, calling it a step toward “breaking the cycle of poverty.”

Economics

Obama: Aloha ‘Oe Hawaii; Back to Grind and Fiscal Cliff

by Tanya Domi ● 2:51 PM December 26, 2012
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President Barack Obama departs his Hawaii vacation for a tortured return of jousting with House Republicans who are bent on taking the country over the fiscal cliff

Analysis

No New Taxes. No Program Cuts. An Elegant Solution: A Living Wage

by Jean Ann Esselink ● 3:34 AM June 27, 2012
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  What if there were a way the rich could keep their tax break – yet still pay their fair share, no social programs would be cut, both the poverty rate and our growing income disparity would be reduced and and the economy would rebound? Interested?                      [...]

News

Romney: “I’m Not Concerned About The Very Poor” (Video)

by David Badash ● 11:13 AM February 1, 2012
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Romney, continuing to show how out of touch he is, just said, “I’m not concerned about the very poor. We have a safety net there. If it needs repair, I’ll fix it.”

News

Texas Denies Mother Food Stamps. Mother Shoots 2 Kids Then Kills Herself

by David Badash ● 6:16 PM December 6, 2011
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A mother in Laredo denied food stamps for several months by the Texas Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) shot her two children, then herself to death.

Bigotry Watch

Sarah Palin’s Breast Pump Problem

by David Badash ● 10:21 AM February 18, 2011
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Sarah Palin joined the GOP war against breast pumps. Speaking to a business group, Palin echoed Bachmann’s erroneous comments but Palin has a problem.

Bigotry Watch

UPDATED: The GOP’s War On Women And Children

by David Badash ● 4:59 PM February 17, 2011
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From breast pumps to Big Bird, and from food stamps to family planning, the GOP is waging a war on America’s women and children.