Working Poor

Trump’s Labor Pick Broke The Very Laws He’ll Need To Enforce (VIDEO)

Trump’s Labor Pick Broke The Very Laws He’ll Need To Enforce (VIDEO)

Employees of CKE Restaurants suffered serious labor violations and indifference from management while the company was in the hands of CEO Andrew Puzder, President-elect Donald Trump’s nominee for Secretary of Labor. Roberto Ramirez, for instance, spent 18 years working at Carl’s Jr., one of the fast food restaurants owned by CKE Restaurants. Ramirez described how […]

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 […]

Irate Coal Mining Self-Proclaimed ‘Hillbilly’ Goes Off On Trump: ‘Ain’t No Immigrant Ever Stole No Coal Job’

Irate Coal Mining Self-Proclaimed ‘Hillbilly’ Goes Off On Trump: ‘Ain’t No Immigrant Ever Stole No Coal Job’

Recently, the Young Turks interviewed a young white millennial raised in the heart of America’s coal country, and what he had to say is straight out of the Republican Party’s worst nightmare. Nic Smith describes himself as a “white trash hillbilly from the holler.” He’s a non-college educated white voter who works at Waffle House. Smith […]

Saving This Indiana Plant Wouldn’t Have Made Headlines, So Trump Skipped It

Saving This Indiana Plant Wouldn’t Have Made Headlines, So Trump Skipped It

By now, most of us know that Donald Trump’s claim that he helped save a yuuuge number of jobs at a Carrier air conditioning plant in Indianapolis doesn’t add up. For instance, as part of its deal with Trump and the Indiana state government, Carrier plans to use a multimillion-dollar investment into its plant, which […]

Michigan Blows Taxpayer Dollars To Find ZERO Welfare Recipients On Drugs (VIDEO)

Michigan Blows Taxpayer Dollars To Find ZERO Welfare Recipients On Drugs (VIDEO)

Here’s the latest fail in the Republicans’ ongoing mission to demonize poverty: In a year-long experiment to see just how many welfare-moochers are using state funds to feed their drug addiction, Michigan discovered that the answer is… zero. A History Of Failure Between October 1, 2015 and September 30, 2016, three counties in Michigan screened […]

Clinton And Trump Camps Clash At Harvard Election Post-Mortem (VIDEO)

Clinton And Trump Camps Clash At Harvard Election Post-Mortem (VIDEO)

Once again, the 2016 presidential election broke with tradition. After every presidential election since 1972, the Institute of Politics at the Harvard University Kennedy School of Government has held a conference at which the top staffers from candidates’ primary and general election campaigns and journalists discuss the election. In past years, the participants have behaved […]

Free Speech Threatened Even Before Trump’s Win: Backpage Battle Continues (TWEETS/VIDEO)

Free Speech Threatened Even Before Trump’s Win: Backpage Battle Continues (TWEETS/VIDEO)

In the wake of a Trump presidency tensions are high and reports of hate crimes have increased. But hate is not all that is in stake as Trump prepares to take office. The First Amendment right to freedom of speech and the press is too. In blatant disregard to the Communications Decency Act, the CEO and […]

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 […]

NLRB: Trump Violated The Labor Rights Of His Own Hotel Workers

NLRB: Trump Violated The Labor Rights Of His Own Hotel Workers

The National Labor Relations Board has found that Donald Trump violated the federal labor rights of his employees. The Republican presidential nominee refused to enter into collective bargaining with workers at his Trump International Hotel in Las Vegas after they unionized earlier this year. A representative from UNITE HERE – the union representing the hotel […]

Republican Business Leaders Call Bulls**t On Trump’s Supposed Genius (VIDEO)

Republican Business Leaders Call Bulls**t On Trump’s Supposed Genius (VIDEO)

Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump is a genius when it comes to business. Ask anyone. Anyone but an expert, that is. Over a dozen big-name business leaders, led by John Stubbs, founder of the Republicans For Clinton Organization, recently wrote an open letter that raised some serious questions surrounding Trump’s business acumen. Which is… Of some slight concern. Because […]

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) […]

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 […]

BREAKING: This Former Senator Is BACK In The Game And It May Win Dems The Senate

BREAKING: This Former Senator Is BACK In The Game And It May Win Dems The Senate

He’s baaaack. Former U.S. Indiana Senator Evan Bayh, who left his position six years earlier, has returned. Bayh announced this week that he’s running for his old senate seat against the Republican nominee, Representative Todd Young. To illustrate just how unusual this move is, only eight previous senators have returned to their posts either by appointment […]

NEW: Trump Intentionally Hired Then Cheated Undocumented Workers (VIDEO)

NEW: Trump Intentionally Hired Then Cheated Undocumented Workers (VIDEO)

One the most nauseating things about Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump is his ability to repeat bald faced lies with complete sincerity. For 36 years, Trump has denied knowing that he was using illegal Polish immigrants. He had hired them men to carry out pre- construction demolition at the site of what would be become his signature […]

Occupy Wall Street Was Right: The Rich Getting Richer As Income Inequality Grows (VIDEO)

Occupy Wall Street Was Right: The Rich Getting Richer As Income Inequality Grows (VIDEO)

I remember the days of “Occupy Wall Street,” when thousands of people took to the streets to protest against the huge income inequality in our country. Personally, I remember that movement with deep emotion because all three of my young adult children participated. They marched, they held signs, they demanded that the wealthy begin to pay […]

SHOCKER: The Real Reason Why Donald Trump’s Approval Rate Is Only 33 Percent (VIDEO)

SHOCKER: The Real Reason Why Donald Trump’s Approval Rate Is Only 33 Percent (VIDEO)

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump has an approval rating of just 33 percent. This is paltry for a presidential candidate who, as of August, 19, has just 80 days left before the general election. The U.S. has more than 146 million registered voters. The total number of Americans who voted in 2012 for either former Massachusetts Governor, Mitt Romney […]

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