Trump is appealing a court ruling that protected hundreds of thousands of people's access to food stamps during the pandemic.
It is patently evident now that when it comes to giving tax breaks to the wealthy Republicans in Congress have abandoned all moral guides to pursue their heartless agenda of appeasing their benefactors at the expense of vulnerable people across the country.
Republicans in Congress – emboldened by the bully in the White House – are no longer trying to disguise how they feel toward lower and middle-income Americans.
For their next act of malevolence after voting to take away health care from 24 million people, House Republicans are plotting to cut $500 billion from Medicare, Medicaid, food stamps, and unemployment benefits in 2018.
If we are going to drug-test poor people to reduce the deficit, let’s start on the other end of the income spectrum and test the one percent.
It is possible Paul Ryan is not an avid nativist, but he is a Republican and the fact that he wants a racist to advance his conservative agenda exposes him as bad of a human being as Donald Trump.
According to pediatricians, doctors should start screening their child patients for hunger, and the lesser-known problem of food insecurity
All we have to do so 45 million low income Americans can eat, is be willing to deprive millions of poor women of reproductive healthcare
The economy is growing for the extremely wealthy, but there were 3 million more children living in extreme poverty in 2013 than in 2008
Speaker of the House John Boehner will hold a vote to repeal the "Estate Tax" and give the very richest of the rich another government handout at the expense of the rest of the population.
A new report reveals that those same red state Republican voters who want the federal government cut to shreds are leeching substantially more assets from the federal government they want destroyed at the expense of blue states that are supporting them.
Republicans only know one approach to economic policy; the abject failure and scam known as trickle down with a healthy dose of Draconian austerity. Those features epitomize the most recent budget proposal Nobel prize-winning economist Paul Krugman officially and accurately labeled as a "trillion dollar con job."
The big plan the new Koch Senate is due to propose this week is cutting food stamps substantially and giving the reduced amounts directly to states in the form of "block grants."
In comments made to the Jackson Clarion-Ledger, Mississippi State Representative Gene Alday said he opposed additional school funding because he feels blacks in the state already get too much help from the government and "they don't work."
Now that Republicans will have control of both houses of Congress, they will start, immediately, passing legislation to revert back to Bush-era economics and undo the economic progress of the past six years.
In fact, there is very little that Ted Cruz even likes about this country, including the United States Constitution, that he would burn to the ground in a hot second if he were able.
According to new research on America's world-leading economic inequality, the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) reported that in 2014, the exceptionally rich United States has the distinction of the highest proportion of low-paying jobs among every developed nation in the world. The report is just in time for Republicans on the campaign trail to boast to their supporters that America is number one in having over a quarter of its workforce laboring for poverty wages.
McConnell asserted that belief in, and support for, the government is "an act of true radicalism," something that makes the Founding Fathers and the great majority of Americans "true radicals."
If any American thinks the Republicans will not follow through on their shutdown threat, they are deluded because McConnell's own words encapsulated the entire conservative mindset when he promised that "Obama won't like it, but that will be done. I guarantee it."
At a Republican gathering in New Hampshire, Perry took time to attack Obama for the economy his party destroyed and has done nothing to fix