While the wealthiest 1% of Americans' fortunes increase dramatically, millions of Americans are going hungry and Republicans plan to make the hunger crisis much worse.
Republicans who are wont to claim they speak for all Americans say the people oppose higher wages, but if the minimum wage kept pace with the top 1%, it would be $22.62 an hour.
Every time Republicans decry President Obama's economic policies as Marxist, socialist, or communist, they are in effect condemning the Pope, Founding Father Thomas Jefferson, and Jesus Christ.
Liberals can take a moment to pat themselves on the back. There are poor people everywhere who are grateful for their help. Here's my thanks.
People should not work full-time for wages that put them below the poverty line, but it is all too common. Now, they're taking a stand.
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.
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.
The House's SNAP vote was cold, callous, and calculated by a Republican Party that hopes to ruin Barack Obama's presidency by any means necessary.
Market-based educational reform is an utter failure, and yet we still can't shake the nasty remnants of its bad policy influence
Rep. Paul Ryan claimed that Obama's policies are the reason why people in poverty are poor. Ryan tried to convince the poor to blame Obama, not Republicans for their struggles.
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.
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.
Some people became upset with Obama's "Racism is no longer an excuse" speech. Perhaps people gripped by poverty were what made them wince.
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.
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.
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
The Republican class war has, for well over a decade, contributed greatly to income inequality that hastens America's rush to oligarchy, and the primary driver is trickle down tax cuts.
One woman's tragic story provides a glimpse into the plethora of problems the U.S. faces with a lack of affordable housing and homelessness