Poverty

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 […]

Heartless Trump Demands Playset Be Removed From White House Grounds (VIDEO)

Heartless Trump Demands Playset Be Removed From White House Grounds (VIDEO)

In 2009 President Barack Obama and the First Lady Michelle Obama painstakingly perused a plethora of choices for a play area that would be suitable, at first for their daughters Sasha and Malia, and later for children of those visiting the White House. The custom built play area became part of the White House just […]

Class Action Lawsuit Filed Against Debtors’ Prison For Juveniles (WATCH)

Class Action Lawsuit Filed Against Debtors’ Prison For Juveniles (WATCH)

Normally, the act of jailing someone for being unable to pay fines would be classified under “things that are not okay,” and “things long abandoned in the US,” but for some towns in America, the practice is creeping back into popularity. In Harpersville, Alabama, the website Common Dreams reports, Debra Shoemaker Ford was fined for driving without a […]

Minimum Wage To Be Raised In 21 States and 22 Cities In 2017 (VIDEO)

Minimum Wage To Be Raised In 21 States and 22 Cities In 2017 (VIDEO)

When adjusted for inflation, the federal minimum wage has hovered around seven dollars since the 1970’s. The cost of living, however, has not remained stagnant. In 1970, the median cost of rent was $670 a month (adjusted for inflation). Now, it’s $934. And if you’d like to go to college, you’ll probably need to take on thousands […]

Fox News Host Apologizes For Bogus Report On Food Stamp Fraud (VIDEO)

Fox News Host Apologizes For Bogus Report On Food Stamp Fraud (VIDEO)

On Friday, Fox News aired a report which alleged that food stamp fraud was at an all-time high. Host Abby Huntsman commented: “Food stamp fraud is at an all-time high…This year, it is estimated $70 million of taxpayer money was wasted on food stamp fraud.” $70 million! Wow, that’s a lot of money, and a […]

Richest 100 CEO Retirement Accounts Equal In Value To Those Of Bottom 40 Percent (VIDEO)

Richest 100 CEO Retirement Accounts Equal In Value To Those Of Bottom 40 Percent (VIDEO)

New research from the Institute of Policy Studies finds that the wealth contained in the retirement accounts of America’s 100 wealthiest CEOs is equivalent to the funds contained in the smallest 40 percent of retirement funds. These CEO accounts – totaling $4.7 billion – are also equal to retirement funds of the bottom 44 percent […]

WATCH: Tenants In Danger And Dying As Slumlords Rake In Taxpayer Dollars

WATCH: Tenants In Danger And Dying As Slumlords Rake In Taxpayer Dollars

Two infant girls were burnt to death in a South Bronx, New York apartment building used to temporarily house homeless families Wednesday when a radiator exploded. An investigation by Fire Department officials revealed unsafe conditions, prompting further scrutiny into the already controversial cluster site housing program run by New York City’s Department of Homeless Services […]

Trump’s Policy Adviser Cutting Food Stamps: ‘Nothing’s More Christian’ (VIDEO)

Trump’s Policy Adviser Cutting Food Stamps: ‘Nothing’s More Christian’ (VIDEO)

President-elect Donald Trump has a new policy adviser who is lacking in one thing: compassion. Ken Blackwell, a Senior Fellow for Family Empowerment at the Family Research Council, said that there is “nothing more Christian” than cutting food stamps for families. He wants to cut $40 billion from the SNAP program, which will cut 40 million families […]

5 Ways Trump Is A Disaster For The Poorest Americans

5 Ways Trump Is A Disaster For The Poorest Americans

President Obama was a great president for the poor. As The Atlantic notes, there were three main moves he made to reduce income inequality: The Affordable Care Act reduced the rate of uninsured Americans from 16 percent to nine percent The 2009 stimulus bill included a lot of tax benefits for poor Americans, raising their […]

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