Poverty

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 […]

Trump’s Economic Policies Likely To Cause Growth, Then Lead To A Massive Crash

Trump’s Economic Policies Likely To Cause Growth, Then Lead To A Massive Crash

Here’s what passes for conventional wisdom in the business world since Donald Trump won the election: He’s gonna be great for business because he’s a businessman. And while there may be a shred of truth in that assumption–the President-elect is indeed a businessman–some of the policies he has said he will pursue could wind up […]

The Rust Belt’s Role In Hillary Clinton’s Election Loss (VIDEO)

The Rust Belt’s Role In Hillary Clinton’s Election Loss (VIDEO)

It happened. The sum of all fears. Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton lost, and the angry orange man who assumes most Mexican immigrants are rapists and drug dealers, who wants to ban all Muslims from entering the country, who can be heard on tape saying things about women that would make Archie Bunker blush, […]

‘Stepping Over The Dead’ And Babies: Photographer Captures SHOCKING Photos Of Migrant Boat Rescue (PHOTOS/VIDEO)

‘Stepping Over The Dead’ And Babies: Photographer Captures SHOCKING Photos Of Migrant Boat Rescue (PHOTOS/VIDEO)

Three hundred years ago, wooden ships left the coast of Africa loaded with people bound for a life of slavery in the New World. Those ships represent one of the most shameful episodes in world history. The reverberations from those overcrowded slavers filled with the dead, the dying, and the terrified are still felt around the world. […]

WATCH: Controversial Ad Campaign Lures Johns To End Prostitution

WATCH: Controversial Ad Campaign Lures Johns To End Prostitution

An award winning campaign posted online advertisments picturing gorgeous women available for sex. Within just a few weeks, nearly 600 clients called to inquire about making an appointment. They were apologetically informed that the young woman they had inquired about was no longer available, she had been murdered. The use of images of these women […]

REALITY CHECK: Clinton Gives Working Parents $10K/Year Trump Only Gives $1.5K-Easy Choice (VIDEO)

REALITY CHECK: Clinton Gives Working Parents $10K/Year Trump Only Gives $1.5K-Easy Choice (VIDEO)

Throughout Trump’s campaign, his biggest demographic of supporters has been working class white people with enormous child care expenses. In a way, that’s understandable. His message is to scapegoat other races for the problems of the working class, and those who believe him buy into the notion that if Trump makes America great (i.e. white) […]

Courage House Accused Of Using Human Trafficking Victims As Bait To Make Money (TWEETS)

Courage House Accused Of Using Human Trafficking Victims As Bait To Make Money (TWEETS)

Jenny Williamson claims she works to help underage victims of human trafficking. She runs the non-profit Courage House, and she pays herself a salary of $ 115,000 for her charitable work. Williamson’s work has received recognition from the FBI, and she has been honored as a “woman of worth” by L’Oréal Of Paris. Williamson claims […]

Damn It, Alabama! 20 States Refuse To Raise Overtime Pay For Workers (VIDEO)

Damn It, Alabama! 20 States Refuse To Raise Overtime Pay For Workers (VIDEO)

Alabama, along with 20 other states, is suing the Obama administration over a rule that would extend overtime pay to over 4 million workers who could really use it. The plan is set to go into effect in December, and it will give overtime pay for people making less than $47,000 a year. The lawsuit […]

Trump Thinks 50 Percent Of Us Are Deadbeats – And No Media Mentioned It (VIDEO)

Trump Thinks 50 Percent Of Us Are Deadbeats – And No Media Mentioned It (VIDEO)

This entire election year has been a total circus. Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump is just a firehose of vulgar, racist, bigoted comments. He made such a huge deal out of Romney’s 47 percent gaffe in 2012, but he made his own 50 percent comment and no one has heard about it. This should’ve been all over the […]

‘A Bunch of Coyotes’ – How The US Govt. And Corporations Exploit Native Americans (VIDEO)

‘A Bunch of Coyotes’ – How The US Govt. And Corporations Exploit Native Americans (VIDEO)

The Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) enables corporations to exploit Native American resources, according to a new investigation by reporter Stephanie Woodard. The BIA manages police departments, schools, and other services on Native American reservations. The agency is also supposed to negotiate the best deals possible for Native landowners when corporations want to cash in on reservation land […]

Public Defender Crisis Leaves THOUSANDS Languishing In Jail (VIDEO)

Public Defender Crisis Leaves THOUSANDS Languishing In Jail (VIDEO)

A crisis in the recruitment and resources of public defenders across the U.S. has created near-endless workloads and left thousands of people serving unwarranted jail time. Many remain behind bars simply because they are unable to pay court costs, and public defenders don’t have time to plead effectively on their behalf. The Guardian newspaper cites […]

Debtors’ Prison For KIDS? Inability To Pay Juvenile Court Costs Leads To Jail Time (VIDEO)

Debtors’ Prison For KIDS? Inability To Pay Juvenile Court Costs Leads To Jail Time (VIDEO)

A new report issued by the Juvenile Law Center details how poor and minority children face harsher penalties when they, or their families, cannot pay required court costs.  The consequences of nonpayment are often way out of proportion to the harm caused, or the amount owed. As a result, poor kids, who disproportionately are members […]

SURPRISE! Voters Don’t Care About Immigration – Here’s What They DO Care About (VIDEO)

SURPRISE! Voters Don’t Care About Immigration – Here’s What They DO Care About (VIDEO)

There are many issues facing Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton and her opponent Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump this election season. But which issues are most important to voters? The Pew Research Center is a nonpartisan “fact tank” that exists to inform the American public about issues shaping this country and abroad. Pew conducts public opinion polls, research on […]

Arseholes At Odds: Gov. Rick Snyder Says Trump’s Dismal View Of Michigan Is ‘Not Accurate’ (VIDEO)

Arseholes At Odds: Gov. Rick Snyder Says Trump’s Dismal View Of Michigan Is ‘Not Accurate’ (VIDEO)

Michigan Republican Gov. Rick Snyder is shaking his head at Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump, giving us another reason to believe everything Trump says needs to be run through a fact-checker. Gov. Snyder called Trump’s comments inaccurate on Friday, after he claimed that Michigan’s manufacturing industry was a disaster. Trump’s exact words from his speech in […]

LISTEN: This Woody Guthrie Song Trashes Daddy Trump (VIDEO)

LISTEN: This Woody Guthrie Song Trashes Daddy Trump (VIDEO)

Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump owes a lot to his Daddy, Fred Trump. We know that it was old Fred who loaned Donald several million dollars to start his real estate empire, although the actual number of millions is unknown. Donald himself has also claimed proudly that his Daddy gave him his (ahem) work ethic. The Guardian […]

Clinton Foundation No Longer Accepting Foreign Donations – Sort Of (VIDEO)

Clinton Foundation No Longer Accepting Foreign Donations – Sort Of (VIDEO)

One of Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton’s biggest hurdles in the 2016 election lies with the perception of her ethical judgment. Republicans have repeatedly attacked her on it, with their presidential nominee Donald Trump constantly referring to her with one of his petulant nicknames: “Crooked Hillary.” The Clinton campaign is doing everything they can to at least appear […]