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.
The economy is growing for the extremely wealthy, but there were 3 million more children living in extreme poverty in 2013 than in 2008
Brownback's Republicans have imposed an inordinately cruel measure to steal taxpayer money from welfare recipients and hand it to the banking industry under the guise of putting an end to their blatantly luxurious lifestyles and help them get off welfare and enter Kansas' non-existent private job market.
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.
The Kansas legislature is about to pass a bill that is a piece of paper-hate directed at the poor. Hate primarily driven by Brownback, who, during his tenure as governor has seen the numbers of Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) and Supplemental Nutritional Assistance Program SNAP or food stamps) recipients, drop from over 40,000 to just under 15,000.
An implicit goal of the War on Poverty was to make the US a true meritocracy, and in this sense, it missed its target.
The snide satisfaction conservatives gloat in their declaration that the War on Poverty failed is apropos given how they sabotaged it
Jon Stewart came out with both barrels blazing on Thursday night's episode of The Daily Show. He had the right-wing squarely in his crosshairs and he had no qualms firing upon them.
On Tuesday, U.S. District Judge Mary Scriven struck down a 2011 Florida law requiring welfare applicants to undergo drug tests.
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.
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 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.
Ever since Democrats passed the Civil Rights Act and championed policies supporting minorities, whites have been defecting from the party.
This ticket will absolutely depend on low-information voters enamored with right wing media. In point of fact, the vast majority of this country would be harmed by the policies these men represent.
The GOP hates big government, but they love the Price-Anderson Act which is an insurance program that allows nuclear power plants to pass the cost of any Fukushima-type disaster on to taxpayers.
Even though Georgia Republicans are trying to force mandatory drug testing on the state's moms, they refuse to be tested themselves.
Despite the fact it violates the Constitution, conservatives across the country keep proposing bills to test poor people seeking government help for drugs.
Better Georgia is helping voters send a simple, direct message to Gov. Nathan Deal and his Republican allies who are pushing a drug testing mandate, "You pee first."