social safety net

WATCH: Blackburn Says GOP Will Only Take Social Security Away From Those Who Don’t ‘Deserve’ It

WATCH: Blackburn Says GOP Will Only Take Social Security Away From Those Who Don’t ‘Deserve’ It

If perhaps you were worried that Republicans, having blown a $1.5 trillion hole in the national debt, would now be looking to cut social safety net programs — Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid, food stamps — GOP Congresswoman Marsha Blackburn (TN) has some good news for you worry warts: She and her colleagues only plan to cut […]

2018 GOP Budget Will Feature Massive Cuts To Programs For the Poor, The Disabled, And Veterans

2018 GOP Budget Will Feature Massive Cuts To Programs For the Poor, The Disabled, And Veterans

If there’s one thing Republicans excel at (other than lying and making excuses for their criminal behavior), it’s finding new ways to screw the poorest and most vulnerable among us. If you’re poor, have a disability, or cannot afford decent healthcare, it must be your fault, and you shouldn’t expect any help from the government. House […]

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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