Working Poor

Trump Admin Allows States To Impose Medicaid Work Requirements (Video)

Trump Admin Allows States To Impose Medicaid Work Requirements (Video)

One of the reasons (and there are several) Donald Trump won the White House was his promise not to cut Social Security, Medicare, and Medicaid. This made him very popular among his base, many of whom are beneficiaries of the social welfare programs Republicans always vow to eliminate. In fact, Trump proudly spent his entire presidential […]

Former Treasury Secretary: GOP Tax Bill Will ‘Leave Us Broke’ (Video)

Former Treasury Secretary: GOP Tax Bill Will ‘Leave Us Broke’ (Video)

There is no shortage of critics of the Republican “Tax Cuts and Jobs Act;” i.e., the tax bill that hands $1.5 trillion in permanent tax breaks to corporations and the wealthy like President Trump and his ilk. Even Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) admitted the bill goes too far–after it was passed, of course. Most, though, have dismissed concerns, insisting […]

Rising Income Inequality May Threaten US Democratic Stability

Rising Income Inequality May Threaten US Democratic Stability

Last week, the World Inequality Lab released its first report based on the World Wealth and Income Database (WID). Constructed in part by famous economist Thomas Piketty, the report released at the Paris School of Economics. Titled World Inequality Report 2018, it detailed conditions of high economic inequality within U.S. society. Historically, both ancient and modern nations […]

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 […]

Despite Having Bail, Police Left A Young Black Man In Jail (Video)

Despite Having Bail, Police Left A Young Black Man In Jail (Video)

“I’m so tired of racism, bro.” According to Chicago police dashcam footage, this is what Tyler Lumar said outside the clinic he had just left in a fury after a doctor accused Lumar of reselling his prescription cough medicine. He told police: “That’s racial profiling. I don’t gangbang, I went to Oak Park and River […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

The GOP Tax Plan: ‘Teachers, Give Your Deductions To Your Corporate Overlords’ (Video)

The GOP Tax Plan: ‘Teachers, Give Your Deductions To Your Corporate Overlords’ (Video)

Even if the rumors about Education Secretary Betsy DeVos’ impending resignation are true, the attack upon America’s teachers is just getting started. The Supreme Court announced in September it is going to hear early next year the Janus v. American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME) case that threatens to flip the entire nationwide public […]

Tax Cuts For The Rich Are Front And Center In The GOP Budget (Video)

Tax Cuts For The Rich Are Front And Center In The GOP Budget (Video)

Well, they did it. Thursday, congressional Republicans passed a non-binding budget resolution that threatens to cut $473 billion from Medicare and $1 trillion from Medicaid so the top one percent of the population can enjoy a $1.5 trillion in tax cut. What this means is the 99 percent of us may expect to see $1.5 trillion added to […]

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 […]

Christianist Pastor: ‘God’s Plan’ Is To Rob Taxpayers Blind (VIDEOS)

Christianist Pastor: ‘God’s Plan’ Is To Rob Taxpayers Blind (VIDEOS)

For almost a quarter-century, a fringe charismatic church in the North Carolina foothills has been under fire for abusive and cultish practices. But it took until this spring for someone to start peeling back the onion on this outfit. It now turns out that Word of Faith Fellowship in Spindale, halfway between Charlotte and Asheville, […]

More Democrat Senators Signing On For Single Payer Healthcare (TWEETS/VIDEO)

More Democrat Senators Signing On For Single Payer Healthcare (TWEETS/VIDEO)

A shift is happening in the Democrat Party. As many saw with the primaries last year, the Democrats were divided about whether to take a status quo approach or a new progressive push towards healthcare. Of course Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders has been in favor of universal healthcare for decades and has been vocal on […]

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 […]

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