Working Poor

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 […]

Guess Why This Lesbian Waitress Was Denied A Tip? (VIDEO)

Guess Why This Lesbian Waitress Was Denied A Tip? (VIDEO)

Samantha Heaton works as a waitress at Buffalo Wild Wings in Rockport Illinois. She is hardworking and like many other waitresses earns minimum wage. Most servers in this country depend on tips for a living. Well imagine her surprise when a couple, who she had served this particular Saturday evening, decided to leave her no tip with […]

Senate Shoots Down ObamaCare Repeal-Only Plan (VIDEO)

Senate Shoots Down ObamaCare Repeal-Only Plan (VIDEO)

The Senate rejected a proposal by Republican legislators Wednesday to repeal ObamaCare, signifying yet another failure by the Republican Party in its long battle to dismantle the landmark legislation that was championed by President Barack Obama. The measure was opposed by seven Republicans, with the vote winding up at 45-55, CNN reports. The proposal, an amendment […]

NY Attorney General Vows To Sue If Republicans Repeal The ACA (VIDEO)

NY Attorney General Vows To Sue If Republicans Repeal The ACA (VIDEO)

Republicans have failed to repeal the Affordable Care Act, aka “Obamacare”–again. After being unable to obtain the requisite votes in the Senate to revoke health insurance from over 20 million people in what was nothing more than a tax break for the wealthy disguised as health care reform, the GOP has returned to its corner to lick […]

Bernie Sanders in 2020 Election? The Vermont Senator Says It’s ‘Not Off The Table’ (VIDEO)

Bernie Sanders in 2020 Election? The Vermont Senator Says It’s ‘Not Off The Table’ (VIDEO)

Although some argue it is too early to start talking about the 2020 election when we still have to turn Congress blue next year, talk about whom the Democrats might run against President Donald Trump is beginning nonetheless. There is some mention of New York governor Andrew Cuomo possibly throwing his hat into the proverbial fray. Other […]

Local Governments Raise Minimum Wage–Republicans Fight To Lower It (VIDEO)

Local Governments Raise Minimum Wage–Republicans Fight To Lower It (VIDEO)

Republicans love to tout “local control,” “states’ rights,” and “smaller government.” You’ve heard the talking points: “Let the states decide their own gun control laws.” “The federal government is not in the education business.” “It’s not the government’s job to provide for the poor. Let the churches do it.” The list goes on. But when […]

4th Of July Party Invite List A Bipartisan Dream Date That Is Raising Eyebrows (VIDEO/TWEETS)

4th Of July Party Invite List A Bipartisan Dream Date That Is Raising Eyebrows (VIDEO/TWEETS)

In the Hamptons last weekend, Lally Weymouth (media royalty) threw her annual birthday party, which happens to coincide with Independence Day. This is nothing unusual in itself, however this party saw guests in attendance, that you would not expect to be hanging out with one another. Kellyanne Conway, Ivanka and husband Jared Kushner were at […]

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 […]

Why Bernie Turned Down A Meeting With Trump And What Would Change His Mind (VIDEO)

Why Bernie Turned Down A Meeting With Trump And What Would Change His Mind (VIDEO)

In a recent interview with David Sirota, Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders has revealed again why he was so popular last year leading up to the election. In the interview, Sanders was asked many things, including how, as a civil rights activist, he felt when people had questioned his dedication to this cause. He answered: “That was personally very […]

Hey, Low Paid Trump Voters: Republicans Are Coming After Your Overtime Pay (VIDEO)

Hey, Low Paid Trump Voters: Republicans Are Coming After Your Overtime Pay (VIDEO)

Our current president appealed to low-income, blue collar workers who were tired of being screwed by the big guy. They believed he’d put more money in their pocket and ‘drain the swamp.’ Which makes this bill all the more ironic. Hard Working ‘Muricans According to his supporters, President Donald Trump is all about the little guy. […]

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