Poverty

Republicans Cut The Corporate Tax Rate To 21 Percent In Committee (Video)

Republicans Cut The Corporate Tax Rate To 21 Percent In Committee (Video)

Amid Roy Moore’s defeat and Donald Trump’s harassing tweets, let’s not forget Republicans are still trying to pass a $1.5 trillion tax bill that would create the most significant revision of our tax code in decades. Alabama senatorial candidate Roy Moore was worth nothing more to the GOP than a vote for more tax cuts for […]

A New Study Shows Revolution Might Be Right Around The Corner (Video)

A New Study Shows Revolution Might Be Right Around The Corner (Video)

“You say you want a revolution?” Well, it might not be far off. That is according to a study published in Nature tracing characteristics of history’s most consequential revolutions. Using a rubric called the Gini coefficient, scientists from Washington State University and 13 other institutions examined factors that foment economic inequality. What they found has them worried. According to […]

Bugs, Loopholes, Haste, And The GOP Tax Bill (Video)

Bugs, Loopholes, Haste, And The GOP Tax Bill (Video)

Amid the glaring problems with the Republicans’ rewrite of our tax code, there is another issue that should concern us–time. Is there enough of it to allow America to adjust to the changes since several provisions in the bill one step away from President Donald Trump’s desk are slated to take effect January 1–weeks away? According […]

Trump Wages Class Warfare With Tax Cut Bill (VIDEO)

Trump Wages Class Warfare With Tax Cut Bill (VIDEO)

On Thursday, President Donald Trump issued a speech attempting to characterize his legislative goals and tax cut bill as “populist.” Despite significant contradictory analysis, the president claimed his efforts negativity affect wealthy individuals and aids most Americans. This assessment falls short of factual reality. In truth, Trump used emotional rhetoric to divide American voters. The president’s […]

Senator Asking For Trillion Dollar Tax Cut Says There Isn’t Money To Pay For Children’s Health Care

Senator Asking For Trillion Dollar Tax Cut Says There Isn’t Money To Pay For Children’s Health Care

Senator Orrin Hatch (R-Utah) was confronted on the Senate floor by his colleague, Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio), for not doing enough to save the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP). Hatch created the program with Senator Edward Kennedy (a Democrat) in 1997, and funding expired about two months ago. The Senate has yet to reauthorize funding for […]

What It Means Now That The GOP Tax Plan Has Passed The Senate (Video)

What It Means Now That The GOP Tax Plan Has Passed The Senate (Video)

Well, it happened. Early Saturday morning, Senate Republicans narrowly passed the most sweeping tax reform bill in three decades. President Donald Trump is now steps away from his first legislative victory. In the 51-49 vote requiring frenetic last-minute revision, Republicans chose to hand the richest Americans and corporations, already sitting on mountains of wealth, another massive tax […]

Here Are The Glaring Problems With The Republican Tax Bill (Video)

Here Are The Glaring Problems With The Republican Tax Bill (Video)

The Senate is expected very soon to vote on the Republican tax “reform” bill that passed the House of Representatives two weeks ago. Many fear it’s going to pass. Those on the right are still trying to sell it as a sweetheart deal for the American people, because it will “cut taxes.” True, it will. […]

People Are Dying In Yemen As The Mainstream Media Obsesses Over Trump’s Tweets And Roy Moore (Video)

People Are Dying In Yemen As The Mainstream Media Obsesses Over Trump’s Tweets And Roy Moore (Video)

Let me start off by saying I have no problem with the media. I refer to it and quote it every day in these articles. I respect our “fourth estate” as a formidable barrier between a free republic where dissent is integral to keeping bureaucracy in check, and the alternative, where we are reduced to […]

Guess Who Benefits Most From The GOP Tax Plan–The Trumps (Video)

Guess Who Benefits Most From The GOP Tax Plan–The Trumps (Video)

“Believe me.” That’s what President Donald Trump told supporters at a September 27 event in Indiana, referring to how much he stood to lose under the Republican tax plan that ultimately passed the House of Representatives on Thursday 227 to 205. “My accountant called me and said ‘you’re going to get killed in this bill,’” Trump told a […]

They’re Still At It–The GOP Tax Plan Takes Aim At Obamacare (Video)

They’re Still At It–The GOP Tax Plan Takes Aim At Obamacare (Video)

They’re at it again. As if the proposed Senate Republican tax plan did not put enough targets on average Americans’ backs, according to multiple reports, the revised bill includes another insult: repeal the Affordable Care Act’s, aka Obamacare, individual mandate. The individual mandate is the most controversial part of former President Barack Obama’s signature legislation. It requires all […]

The Supreme Court Could Decide American Unions’ Fate Early Next Year (Video)

The Supreme Court Could Decide American Unions’ Fate Early Next Year (Video)

Last year, public sector unions dodged a bullet after the U.S. Supreme Court deadlocked on the Friedrichs v. California Teachers Association (CTA) case that threatened to eliminate fair share fees, aka union dues, that support strong collective bargaining efforts. Before that it was the 2014 Harris v. Quinn case. Now the war on public sector unions has returned with Janus v. American […]

Hungry For Change–World Hunger Linked To A Changing Climate (Video)

Hungry For Change–World Hunger Linked To A Changing Climate (Video)

815 million people around the world went hungry last year. This, according to the latest data from the United Nations, is the first increase in global hunger in more than 15 years. Sweeping initiatives from nations all over the world slashed the undernourished population in half between 1990 and 2015. Seeking to eradicate hunger by […]

Trump Uses Executive Order To Undermine Healthcare (Video)

Trump Uses Executive Order To Undermine Healthcare (Video)

Republicans failed yet again to “repeal and replace” the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA), aka Obamacare, with the “Graham-Cassidy-Johnson-Heller” health care bill last month. In response, Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer (D-NY) told President Donald Trump repeal and replace is “off the table.” Now it seems the president is hell bent on using […]

Cutting Taxes For The Wealthy Does NOT Help The Economy–Here’s Why (Video)

Cutting Taxes For The Wealthy Does NOT Help The Economy–Here’s Why (Video)

Tax cuts. The very mention of them sends shivers down conservative and progressive spines. Progressives take issue with their tax dollars helping to perpetuate a military industrial complex and subsidies to fossil fuel corporations, while conservatives and Tea Partiers rail against social safety nets like food stamps, Medicare, and Medicaid. The proposed budget Republicans unveiled last […]

Steve Mnuchin’s Wife Online (Not So Humble) Brag Brings Huge Backlash (INSTAGRAM)

Steve Mnuchin’s Wife Online (Not So Humble) Brag Brings Huge Backlash (INSTAGRAM)

Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin is famous for foreclosing on many people caught up in the 2008 housing crisis. He was even known as the ‘forclosure king’. He also managed to escape prosecution. Well meet his wife, Scottish actress Louise Linton. She likes to show off on social media. She likes flaunting her big designer brands […]

NYC The First City To Give Legal Protection To Tenants Facing Eviction

NYC The First City To Give Legal Protection To Tenants Facing Eviction

It’s easy to pick on the little guy. Every day, minorities, the poor, the sick, undocumented, and ex-felons must contend with threats and exploitation to which most of the time they are virtually powerless. Pursuing legal redress for wrongs costs money few barely scraping by possess; and if people are here illegally, they are going […]

WATCH: Link Between Institutional Poverty And Children’s Brain Development Found

WATCH: Link Between Institutional Poverty And Children’s Brain Development Found

On April 12, 2016, then-presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) held a campaign rally at Marist College in Poughkeepsie, New York in which he talked about the “physiology of poverty.” In other words, concern over where and when one’s next meal is coming from, how one will be able to pay bills, keep the lights […]

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 […]

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