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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 […]

Poverty-Stricken People Are Kept Poor By Profiteering Vultures (VIDEO)

Poverty-Stricken People Are Kept Poor By Profiteering Vultures (VIDEO)

When you think of someone living in poverty what comes to mind? The word “lazy” maybe? Perhaps “lack of morals” is a phrase you think of? Even the term “irresponsible” may come into play? This is the stereotype faced by a massive part of the United States’ population that lives at or below the “poverty line.” This […]

Right Wing Blowhard: On Welfare? No Vote For You! (AUDIO, VIDEO)

Right Wing Blowhard: On Welfare? No Vote For You! (AUDIO, VIDEO)

Right wing activist Wayne Allen Root, a man who has offered to be Donald Trump’s “Karl Rove” if he is elected president, had some very interesting things to say to radio host Rob Schilling this week. He wants to take away the voting rights of the poor. Right Wing Could “Win Every Election” Root appeared […]

A Drug Test For Welfare Recipients – Public Good Or Expensive Constitutional Violation? (VIDEO)

A Drug Test For Welfare Recipients – Public Good Or Expensive Constitutional Violation? (VIDEO)

In 1999, Judge Victoria A. Roberts ruled that a Michigan law requiring welfare recipients to take drug tests was unconstitutional. This was an important step in recognizing the unfairness of treating welfare recipients as potential drug users because of their economic circumstances. Judge Roberts said, “…Upholding this…suspicionless drug testing would set a dangerous precedent…drug testing […]

Up To One Million Poverty-Stricken Americans Could Be Hit By Food-Stamp Change

Up To One Million Poverty-Stricken Americans Could Be Hit By Food-Stamp Change

Across the country, hundreds of thousands of low-income Americans are set to lose their food stamp benefits in the upcoming weeks, as harsh new requirements go into effect. In a number of states, including many in the Midwest and South, federal waivers that granted exceptions to work requirements are about to expire. The rule that […]

Bernie Sanders Tells Moochers To ‘Get Off Of Welfare’ (VIDEO)

Bernie Sanders Tells Moochers To ‘Get Off Of Welfare’ (VIDEO)

I am not misleading you when I say that Bernie Sanders told the real takers of government assistance that they must get off of welfare. During a campaign stop in Des Moines, Iowa this past Saturday, Bernie sent a personal message to the Walton family, the owners of Walmart: “Get off of welfare! Start paying your […]

Stop The Lazy Moochers Wasting Our Federal Budget!

Stop The Lazy Moochers Wasting Our Federal Budget!

America’s economy is in the toilet. It’s harder than it’s ever been in the history of our great nation to become rich, and there’s exactly one culprit: moochers. The ‘moocher class’ is sucking up huge amounts of our Federal budget (and most State budgets as well) and they’re doing almost nothing for our society. We […]

Trading Spaces: 10 Reasons Why Rednecks Should Secede From The United States

Trading Spaces: 10 Reasons Why Rednecks Should Secede From The United States

After reading about a newspaper in Mississippi that won’t allow gay marriage announcements, I have to say I am beyond fed up with redneck neocons who like to play the victim while shredding our Constitution with their “sincerely-held” beliefs. Here are ten reasons why rednecks should all band together and go about trading (or should?we […]

Welfare Insurance Benefits Totalling $712 Million Collected Fraudulently By One Group, 243 Arrested

Welfare Insurance Benefits Totalling $712 Million Collected Fraudulently By One Group, 243 Arrested

Over 200 people, who are among the group most likely to commit welfare fraud for Medicaid and Medicare insurance benefits, were arrested?after swindling the government out of $712 million dollars. The GOP would have you believe that tax dollars are being stolen?by people like Reagan’s “Cadillac-driving welfare queen,” who he insisted “used 80 names, 30 […]

Kansas Faces Social Security Fraud Penalties, May Lose $100-Million-Grant

Kansas Faces Social Security Fraud Penalties, May Lose $100-Million-Grant

What if you had a $25 per day cap on how much money you could withdraw from your bank? Tough way to pay the rent. Impossible to pay for a badly-needed plumber. And you would be at the grocery store every day. New Kansas Cheapskate Law That’s what a new Kansas law is forcing the […]

Paul Ryan Says ‘Lucrative’ Welfare Benefits Created ‘Poverty Trap’ In Baltimore

Paul Ryan Says ‘Lucrative’ Welfare Benefits Created ‘Poverty Trap’ In Baltimore

If you were wondering how long it would take before some Scrooge McDuck member of the Republican Party would step forward and blame what happened in Baltimore on food stamps, you can stop wondering because Paul Ryan has now decided to claim that dubious distinction. Ryan, appearing on the CBS Sunday news show?”Face the Nation,” […]

New Study: 75 Percent Of People On Welfare Are Members Of Working Poor

New Study: 75 Percent Of People On Welfare Are Members Of Working Poor

A new study by the University of California’s Berkeley Center for Labor Research And Education confirms what many of us have long suspected–the great majority of those on welfare actually do work. Specifically, almost 75 percent of those who are on Medicaid, food stamps and other programs geared toward the poor are members of families […]

Kansas Decides To Ban Welfare Recipients From Spending Benefits On Cruise Ships!

Kansas Decides To Ban Welfare Recipients From Spending Benefits On Cruise Ships!

I just bet the residents of Kansas are delighted that their state legislature is taking care of them by passing bills that address the big issues of the day in the Sunflower State. Most recently, the diligent elected officials in Kansas decided that a bill which won’t allow welfare recipients to spend their benefits on […]

Mississippi Lawmaker Apologizes For Racist Remarks

Mississippi Lawmaker Apologizes For Racist Remarks

Earlier this week, Gene Alday, a Republican state representative in Mississippi, sparked a national firestorm when he said that all of the blacks in his hometown would sooner live off welfare than find a job. Well, on Tuesday, in the face of scathing criticism from both Democrats and Republicans alike, Alday publicly apologized for his […]

Mississippi Lawmaker: Blacks In His Town Draw ‘Welfare Crazy Checks’ Rather Than Work

Mississippi Lawmaker: Blacks In His Town Draw ‘Welfare Crazy Checks’ Rather Than Work

A state representative in Mississippi is catching well-deserved heat after saying that the blacks in his hometown would rather spend “welfare crazy checks” than get a job. Gene Alday represents the state’s 25th house district, located in the Mississippi share of the Memphis area–one of the reddest areas of a crimson-red state. That doesn’t make […]

Monkey See, Monkey Do:12 More States Will Consider Drug Testing For Welfare Recipients

Monkey See, Monkey Do:12 More States Will Consider Drug Testing For Welfare Recipients

As I get older, I cannot help but notice how good ideas often seem to never get off the ground, but bad ideas proliferate. Such is the case with 12 states which have decided to join the 12 — including Wisconsin, Tennessee, and Florida — that have already mandated that welfare recipients undergo regular drug […]

Why Republican Welfare Testing Won’t Hold Up

Why Republican Welfare Testing Won’t Hold Up

Every election year, welfare fraud is a jumping-off and rally point for the Republican Party, so much so that some have claimed it as an epidemic. Furthermore, while there may be some fraud within the social insurance system, it is not severe enough to constitute micro-managing?poor people by forcing them to submit to drug tests. […]