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The Rise of the Working Poor and the Non-Working Rich

The Huffington Post ~ Robert Reich

Many believe that poor people deserve to be poor because they’re lazy. As Speaker John Boehner has said, the poor have a notion that “I really don’t have to work. 846 more words

Inequality

It's about consumption security not income inequality

The Republican Party has taken the bait from the progressive narrative on income inequality and, according to a post in The New York Times, its potential candidates for the GOP nomination for president have rumblings apparently in line with the position taken by America’s upper crust.   886 more words

Republicans

On poverty, parenting, and Paula

Of course it would be Paula Bennett, the government’s most infamous ladder-retracting Minister, getting headlines about irresponsible parenting being the real cause of children going to school with no lunches. 436 more words

National

Quarter Life Crisis

I’m feeling very John Mayer today. I’m going through a quarter life crisis. I can’t quite remember which song he sang these lyrics on.  Perhaps it was “Why Georgia”?  275 more words

Cartooning Capitalism: Wealth Created By the Working Class

This political cartoon was drawn by Sewell Weidman. It was published in the Appeal to Reason newspaper on September 2, 1905.

The socio-economic situation for the working class has not changed much over the 110 years since this cartoon was published.

Labor

More Proof That The GOP Hates Poor People

The GOP is trying to cut the Food Stamp and Medicaid budget.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2015/03/17/republican-budgets-whack-_n_6885122.html

Representative Tom Price of Georgia wants to cut funding to Food Stamps and Medicaid, while increasing the defense budget. 226 more words

Activism

Poor, poverty, homeless, panhandling

Infusing complimentary commitments with instant noodles takes the whole Ramen experience up a notch.  Broke college students everywhere can attest to this fact.  I can laugh at this image because I’ve been there. 300 more words

USA