Poverty

Trump Slashing Housing Funds For The Needy But Protecting Millions In Subsidies He Receives

Trump Slashing Housing Funds For The Needy But Protecting Millions In Subsidies He Receives

As President Trump and the GOP-controlled Congress begin their coordinated assault on the most vulnerable members of American society, rest assured that they and their wealthy contributors won’t have to sacrifice anything. From health care to taxes, food assistance to housing, Republicans plan to cut away billions of dollars currently being used to provide a […]

Dear Dr. Carson: Ignorance Is A State Of Mind, Too (VIDEO)

Dear Dr. Carson: Ignorance Is A State Of Mind, Too (VIDEO)

Ben Carson, the former presidential candidate, is a soft spoken intellectual. He is by all accounts a brilliant surgeon with gentle hands and a serene demeanor. Even so, sometimes he sounds like a complete idiot. The man who now serves as the Secretary of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) has a habit of making ignorant statements. […]

Healthcare Is A Right: The Healthcare Problem Is An Economy Solution (VIDEO)

Healthcare Is A Right: The Healthcare Problem Is An Economy Solution (VIDEO)

Is healthcare a privilege? Or is healthcare a right? It’s a nuanced debate. When it comes to that debate, according to Kevin D. Williamson in his article The ‘Right’ to Healthcare: “There isn’t one.” That’s certainly a hard pill to swallow, particularly for people with chronic illness, or perhaps more popularly, “preexisting conditions.” It’s a term […]

2018 GOP Budget Will Feature Massive Cuts To Programs For the Poor, The Disabled, And Veterans

2018 GOP Budget Will Feature Massive Cuts To Programs For the Poor, The Disabled, And Veterans

If there’s one thing Republicans excel at (other than lying and making excuses for their criminal behavior), it’s finding new ways to screw the poorest and most vulnerable among us. If you’re poor, have a disability, or cannot afford decent healthcare, it must be your fault, and you shouldn’t expect any help from the government. House […]

Republican Senator Shocks GOP- Wants New Healthcare Bill To Pass ‘Jimmy Kimmel Test’ (TWEET)

Republican Senator Shocks GOP- Wants New Healthcare Bill To Pass ‘Jimmy Kimmel Test’ (TWEET)

The House Republicans may have passed their healthcare bill last Thursday, but GOP Senators are saying they want to write their own bill. Most likely, they won’t even vote on the current Trumpcare plan. Surprisingly, one Republican senator even wants to create a bill that has the approval of late-night show host, Jimmy Kimmel. Senator […]

Olberman Speaks Out On The Inhumanity Of The Healthcare Vote (VIDEO)

Olberman Speaks Out On The Inhumanity Of The Healthcare Vote (VIDEO)

Keith Olberman does not mince words and gave a stern message about the GOP’s treatment of Americans and their celebration over the recent healthcare vote in the House of Representatives. The cruel part is that there are many people with conditions, which could be well-managed with proper medical treatment and medication. However, under the bill […]

More Alternative Facts: Trump’s Latest Appointee Says ‘Contraception Doesn’t Work’ (VIDEO)

More Alternative Facts: Trump’s Latest Appointee Says ‘Contraception Doesn’t Work’ (VIDEO)

President Donald Trump just appointed Teresa Manning, an anti-abortion activist, to oversee the nation’s only federal family planning program for low-income people. What is worse is this woman spreads false information about birth control stating things like emergency contraception destroys “a human life already conceived.” She also falsely claims that abortions cause breast cancer. Manning […]

Ben Carson Says Homeless Shelters Shouldn’t Be ‘Comfortable’ Or People Will Never Want To Leave

Ben Carson Says Homeless Shelters Shouldn’t Be ‘Comfortable’ Or People Will Never Want To Leave

We haven’t heard much from Ben Carson since he became Secretary of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), and that’s probably a good thing considering the fact that Dr. Carson has a habit of spouting off WTF?! statements at the drop of a hat. Carson is back, and he’s been touring housing facilities across the state […]

The ‘Mythical’ Universal Basic Income – Could It Work In The United States? (VIDEO)

The ‘Mythical’ Universal Basic Income – Could It Work In The United States? (VIDEO)

Some countries in Europe and a few states here in the U.S. have experimented with universal basic incomes for its citizens. However, could this work across the entire country here? What Is Universal Basic Income? First off, a universal basic income is similar to Social Security in that everyone gets a fixed amount of money […]

Poverty-Stricken People Are Kept Poor By Profiteering Vultures (VIDEO)

Poverty-Stricken People Are Kept Poor By Profiteering Vultures (VIDEO)

When you think of someone living in poverty what comes to mind? The word “lazy” maybe? Perhaps “lack of morals” is a phrase you think of? Even the term “irresponsible” may come into play? This is the stereotype faced by a massive part of the United States’ population that lives at or below the “poverty line.” This […]

Trump’s De-Regulation Of Everything Is Genocide In Disguise (VIDEO)

Trump’s De-Regulation Of Everything Is Genocide In Disguise (VIDEO)

Last week, we witnessed another example of President Donald Trump effacing his predecessor’s legacy under the guise of eliminating “job-killing regulations.” In what Trump hailed as a “new energy revolution that celebrates American production on American soil,” the United States unraveled former President Barack Obama’s 2015 Clean Power Plan which was designed to reduce carbon pollution from […]

Trump’s Budget Guts Heat Assistance To The Poor … And The Reason Is Disgusting (VIDEO)

Trump’s Budget Guts Heat Assistance To The Poor … And The Reason Is Disgusting (VIDEO)

President Donald Trump’s supposed budget-slashing is looking less like fiscal responsibility and more like someone chopping their way through the rain forest with a wooden spoon being eaten by termites. And, while the flailing is somewhat entertaining, it stops us in our tracks when we realize that some of the programs he wants to slash are […]

Poverty-Stricken WV Trump Voters Will Suffer BIGLY From Their God’s New Budget (VIDEO)

Poverty-Stricken WV Trump Voters Will Suffer BIGLY From Their God’s New Budget (VIDEO)

The weather-beaten ‘Trump 2016’ signs that litter my home state of West Virginia are in your face daily. People in WV showed up in force to vote for now President Donald Trump. WV is one of the poorest states in the U.S. The state debt has been in the local news almost nightly. The state […]

Trump’s Budget Coupled With Trumpcare Is A Clear And Present Danger To Millions Of Americans (TWEETS)

Trump’s Budget Coupled With Trumpcare Is A Clear And Present Danger To Millions Of Americans (TWEETS)

The GOP’s plan for replacing Obamacare was recently released and we learned that 24 million Americans will lose their coverage under this new plan. It has received scathing reviews from both sides of the isle and multiple organizations. It’s so bad that it is the only thing that President Trump does not want his name […]

Elizabeth Warren Puts Trump ON BLAST Over Shady Firing Of NY US Attorney (TWEETS)

Elizabeth Warren Puts Trump ON BLAST Over Shady Firing Of NY US Attorney (TWEETS)

Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) continues to prove to be one of the biggest thorns in President Donald Trump’s side by savaging the America’s Snowflake-in-Chief on Twitter after he inexplicably fired a New York U.S. attorney. On Saturday, Preet Bharara, the now former Manhattan-based federal prosecutor who had jurisdiction over the area home to Trump Tower, confirmed […]

America Can Learn From Norway How To Resist A Nazi Coup (VIDEO)

America Can Learn From Norway How To Resist A Nazi Coup (VIDEO)

There’s been no shortage of great articles over the past year examining the many similarities between Donald Trump and Adolf Hitler. And a startling number of Trump’s fans have demonstrated sympathy towards neo-Nazism, anti-Semitism, or some equally deplorable ideology. But few have attempted to use the actual experience of Nazism to draw constructive lessons for […]

Finland To Trial A Universal Basic Income For The Unemployed (VIDEO)

Finland To Trial A Universal Basic Income For The Unemployed (VIDEO)

The world is changing. Human cashiers at grocery stores are being replaced by machines that let customers check their items out themselves. Long haul truckers and taxi cab drivers will soon be replaced by autonomous vehicles. Technology is putting people out of work, as are the forces of globalization. When there’s no need for unskilled workers, […]

He Never Even Had A Name: The Death Of A Homeless Baby (VIDEO)

He Never Even Had A Name: The Death Of A Homeless Baby (VIDEO)

Nelson Mandela said: “There can be no keener revelation of a society’s soul than the way in which it treats its children.” If that is true, our society has a very dark soul. Portland, Oregon, like so many American cities, is struggling to deal with the problem of homelessness. As the winter goes on, and homeless people […]

Woman Freezes To Death When Landlord Boots Her Out For $338 Unpaid Rent (VIDEO)

Woman Freezes To Death When Landlord Boots Her Out For $338 Unpaid Rent (VIDEO)

A 52-year-old woman, Karen Lee Batts, was evicted from a senior assisted living facility for non-payment of $338.00. Batts’ family says she suffers from schizophrenia. The facility that evicted Batts was under the management of  Cascade Management, Inc. and Northwest Housing Alternatives, LLC. The housing complex was designed for people with disabilities and financially limited seniors: “The court records […]

The Uber ‘Hero’ That Wasn’t And The Child Sex Trafficking Victim (VIDEO)

The Uber ‘Hero’ That Wasn’t And The Child Sex Trafficking Victim (VIDEO)

Please note: The opinions expressed in this article are those of the author, and do not necessarily represent the views of Liberal America or its staff.  Monday December 26, 2016, started out as an ordinary evening for Uber driver Keith Avila. He noticed something was off when he picked up a 16-year-old girl in a […]

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