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by Kaili Joy Gray
Comment Count 237 comments on Sun Apr 15, 2012 at 11:26 AM PDT with 234 Recommends
The following is an excerpt from my forthcoming book, The Culture of Cruelty: How America's Elite Demonize the Poor, Valorize the Rich and Jeopardize the Future (San Francisco: City Lights, 2015) ...
by tim wise
Comment Count 140 comments on Sun Nov 02, 2014 at 06:33 AM PST with 227 Recommends
by cadfile
Comment Count 86 comments on Mon Aug 22, 2011 at 10:08 AM PDT with 173 Recommends
The fact that today, just 27 percent of Americans who are poor enough to qualify for cash benefits under Temporary Assistance to Needy Families actually receive those benefits is one of the great ...
by Laura Clawson
Comment Count 57 comments on Fri Dec 28, 2012 at 07:03 AM PST with 163 Recommends
Crossposted from The People's View . By now, we all know of right-wing crazy woman Phyllis Schlafly had some ...
by deaniac83
Comment Count 106 comments on Tue Aug 03, 2010 at 09:17 AM PDT with 128 Recommends
titled Love for Labor Lost and as he reminds us in the very beginning of the piece It wasn’t always about the hot dogs. Originally, believe it or not, Labor Day actually had something to do with ...
by teacherken
Comment Count 39 comments on Mon Sep 02, 2013 at 04:04 AM PDT with 127 Recommends
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by Laura Clawson
Comment Count 116 comments on Tue Oct 15, 2013 at 10:28 AM PDT with 118 Recommends
Laura Clawson today wrote an excellent Diary on Republicans attacking the poor people of Missouri with legislation that stripped away the right for them to use food stamps to buy items like chips, ...
by Chris Reeves
Comment Count 99 comments on Fri Apr 03, 2015 at 12:18 PM PDT with 108 Recommends
In an act of partisanship not normally associated with the inner workings of the Department of Children & Family Services, Kansas DCF took to Facebook and Twitter to refute "The Left" who has ...
by Chris Reeves
Comment Count 34 comments on Tue Apr 14, 2015 at 07:33 AM PDT with 103 Recommends
Just this year before an audience in New Hampshire, with John McCain at his side, Mitt Romney explained to us his stance on "Stay At Home Moms" who take government assistance.
by Frank Vyan Walton
Comment Count 67 comments on Sun Apr 15, 2012 at 08:13 AM PDT with 88 Recommends
Tennessee has among the lowest average monthly benefits for a recipient of Temporary Assistance for Needy Families in the country. But not content ...
by Laura Clawson
Comment Count 93 comments on Mon Apr 01, 2013 at 02:12 PM PDT with 83 Recommends
by Chris Reeves
Comment Count 37 comments on Wed May 06, 2015 at 05:15 AM PDT with 65 Recommends
Rep. Paul Ryan on the Today Show . Rep. Paul Ryan went on The Today Show this morning. The news that most of the press paid attention to is whether he's thinking ...
by Joan McCarter
Comment Count 82 comments on Tue Apr 10, 2012 at 10:09 AM PDT with 58 Recommends
Republican Senate candidate Tommy Thompson, former U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services under George W. Bush (and later health care lobbyist and failed Presidential candidate), presided over ...
by kvetchingyenta
Comment Count 11 comments on Sat Oct 27, 2012 at 11:36 AM PDT with 57 Recommends
Click to enlarge. Kansas Governor Sam Brownback recently signed sweeping welfare "reforms" into law. They're ...
by BrianMcFadden
Comment Count 19 comments on Fri Apr 24, 2015 at 02:50 PM PDT with 46 Recommends
“I'm spending money I desperately need on fees instead of diapers, my kid's allergy medicine, toilet paper… Sure, I can go elsewhere and avoid fees, but then I'd be out the cost of gas or the ...
by aluquetta
Comment Count 22 comments on Wed May 06, 2015 at 05:15 AM PDT with 39 Recommends
Those vile $*#@ing wankers over at the Cato Institute have updated an old study claiming that welfare is just so generous that there's no reason for recipients to work. Josh Barro, decided non-...
by Laura Clawson
Comment Count 45 comments on Fri Aug 23, 2013 at 11:02 AM PDT with 38 Recommends
It may be cheating a little, but I'm going to post something I wrote last December. I'd been laid off from a good job for about a month and a half, and was trying to figure out how I was going to ...
by Fenbeast
Comment Count 23 comments on Fri Mar 23, 2012 at 08:25 PM PDT with 35 Recommends
by Hunter
Comment Count 52 comments on Wed Feb 18, 2015 at 08:00 PM PST with 34 Recommends
Liar, liar, fake-man-of-the-people jeans on fire. Mitt Romney is continuing his prolonged episode of mendacity so extreme that the media is ...
by Laura Clawson
Comment Count 56 comments on Mon Aug 27, 2012 at 10:20 AM PDT with 34 Recommends