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
GOP Senators voted almost unanimously to block a three month extension on benefits for the long term unemployed.
Rubio, as an anti-poverty crusader, is nearly as hysterical as Reagan, and so was his contention that opposite sex marriage is the solution to poverty.
The media is not about to damage Republicans' electoral chances by telling Americans the real reason why they are in poverty, not finding good jobs, and losing their unemployment benefits.
In Republican parlance, when they say "what the people want," they mean their wealthy benefactors the Koch brothers, ALEC, and Wall Street who are the "American people" to Republicans.
The real tragedy is that as stupid Southern voters do the Kochs' bidding by keeping Republicans in power, at least in their states, they are dragging the rest of the nation down to their level
A panel of economists has joined President Obama, and struggling Americans to assert categorically that income inequality is crushing the life out of the population, and holding back the economy.
Red state Obama haters think they are punishing the president by voting Republican, but their only accomplishment is creating hunger for their own children, grandchildren, mothers, and fathers.
The House farm bill tilts toward corporate farm favoritism while decimating the food stamp budget. The Democratic bill tries to save SNAP.
There are plenty of things for all Americans to be thankful for, but sadly, a substantial segment of the population has little reason to be grateful on this official "day of thanksgiving."
Because McDonalds' "sample budget" only left $27 a month for food, the company advised hungry employees to "break food into pieces" to feel full, and better fill the void in their empty stomachs.
Republicans have gone out of their way to keep America's Veterans in a struggle to find work after returning from war.
As devastating as the food stamp cuts that took effect may be, they are just a preview of increased hunger 48 million Americans are going to face when Republicans led by Paul Ryan decimate SNAP.
If you are an American who is not in the richest one percent, Republicans are in a blind rage to decimate the economic life out of you.
It can hardly be disputed that throughout Barack Obama's tenure as President, Republicans have not made one concession or presented one piece of legislation to benefit the people.
As millions of Americans go hungry, federal government pays about $20 billion in cash annually to farmers and farmland owners that primarily benefit corporate agriculture.
Ken Blackwell of the Family Research Council (FRC) says there is "nothing more Christian" than cutting food stamps
What House Republicans are doing has nothing whatsoever to do with politics and everything to do with increasing hunger for working families, senior citizens, and children, and nothing else.
Republicans certainly find revenue to fund billions of dollars for oil subsidies and agricultural corporations but they claim they do not have the money to stop cuts to Meals on Wheels
There are myriad examples of the neo-conservatives' opposition to compromise and bipartisanship in the House, and to a lesser degree in the Senate, and it is why governance is impossible. The
Americans are having a difficult time understanding why Congress is taking a month-long recess when they have done absolutely nothing for the people who elected them.
Republicans are behaving like evil tyrants who realize their policies are failing and instead of changing course, they have adopted a mindset that they will fail and take the nation down with them.
Republicans will spend three weeks promoting the policies that drove 4 out of 5 Americans into unemployment, near or at poverty, or reliance on government assistance.
There is no doubt the people focusing on the plight of Snowden are sincere, but where is their compassion for millions of their fellow Americans victimized by GOP cuts in their own neighborhoods?
Fast food giant McDonalds teamed with Visa to provide them with a budget plan Republicans celebrated as justification for their drive to create a nation of peasants
One might be inclined to believe politicians would be repulsed that the richest nation in the history of the world is home to an impoverished underclass, but for Republicans it is a badge of honor
Charles Koch has joined Republicans pushing to eliminate the nation's minimum wage. He implied that getting rid of minimum wage laws was the ultimate secret to lifting Americans out of poverty.
For some reason, only Republicans remember that it was the poor, public sector workers, and retirees who created the country's economic malaise, and they are duty-bound to make them pay restitution.
it is glaringly obvious that Republican hatred is directed toward the American people as much as the government meant to serve them.
A rash of other, mostly poor Republican-controlled, Southern states are falling deeper into poverty and the greatest amount of their policies' damage is affecting children.
House Republicans have a ten year plan to eliminate food assistance for 13 million more hungry working Americans and seniors in their version of common sense cuts.
Fox News has opened a new front in the war on America's poor children that reveals no-one is safe from the GOP unless they are rich.
Republicans are actively pursuing policies that target and punish the poor, or purposely keep them downtrodden as a punitive measure for being poor, and it characterizes the GOP across the nation.
There are millions of Americans who will seek out real Easter eggs to feed their children, wait for their $189 of monthly food stamps, and wonder how they will replace school lunches this summer.
In an attempt to bash the President over food stamp usage, Fox News claimed that the recession ended four years ago, which is right about when President Obama took office.
Republicans in Congress and statehouses have made every attempt to create a permanent underclass living in poverty, and they are unfazed at the devastation they are creating for children
John Boehner has promised that he will scrap the ACA , and take healthcare coverage away from 30-40 million Americans.
There is a group of Americans attempting to force a segment of the population to give up their constitutional rights and it is not President Obama, but Republicans and their legislative arm ALEC.
Republicans are congratulating themselves for allowing the dreaded sequester to take effect knowing full well that in the first year of a ten year plan, about a million Americans will lose their jobs.
No matter how much they try to blame sequestration on Obama and the Democrats, Republicans set it up, and the victims will be the poor.
A Republican Representative laments working on immigration reform because there's no point in Republicans trying to woo Latinos when they are uneducated and low-skilled.
This Christmas is shaping up like every other year's end since President Obama has been in office, with Republicans holding the economy hostage over the level of damage they can inflict.
At a time when Republicans are proposing deep cuts to programs like SNAP (food stamps), WalMart heavily supported Republican candidates in the recent election.
Conservatives should be thankful the rest of the population elected a President not inclined to deliberately cause suffering for 98% of the American people, including them.
Two of the oddest couples in election history were created this year when Mormon Governor Mitt RMoney picked multimillionaire Congressman Paul Ryan as his veep.
The election of 2012 is fast-approaching, and there will be refreshing commercials as well as lies on the radio and television.
Rush Limbaugh claimed Mitt Romney got booed at the NAACP convention because all black people want is more food stamps.
By attacking poverty programs in a time of economic hardship, Republicans have proven how little human suffering accounts in their political equations.
Republicans scammed the Catholic Bishops on birth control, and now they are ignoring the same Bishops' pleas that programs that aid the poor not be cut.
Republicans and Fox News call Obama the food stamp president, but the truth is that red states lead the nation in food stamp participation.
I’m guessing there are far more people on food stamps, and at risk of going on food stamps, than there are rich Republicans. There are almost certainly more unemployed folks than there are wealthy Republicans, and there are more unemployed folks collecting unemployment than there are wealthy Republicans. Matter of fact, I suspect there are considerably more broke and unemployed Republicans than there are wealthy Republicans. All of which begs the question; why would the Republicans buy into a campaign strategy guaranteed to distance themselves even from a sizable number of their own party? And why would those less fortunate members of the Republican Party stand idly by as they repeatedly hear themselves demonized by the candidates who are supposed to have their best interests at heart? I know some Republicans who fall into that camp, and I have never been able to figure that out. I mean, if these guys are your friends, who the hell are your enemies?