Welfare

Food Stamps Mean Vacations in Barbados: The Right Wing Welfare Fantasy

Food Stamps Mean Vacations in Barbados: The Right Wing Welfare Fantasy
There are many myths perpetuated and consumed by the extreme Right on any number of issues, but perhaps none as vitriolic as those spread about government assistance to the poor. Why are welfare and food stamps so vilified by GOP and its voting base?
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Health Risks, Malnourishment to Increase if Food Stamps Cut, Say Doctors

Health Risks, Malnourishment to Increase if Food Stamps Cut, Say Doctors
Doctors are warning that if Congress cuts food stamps, the federal government could be socked with bigger health bills. Maybe not immediately, they say, but over time if the poor wind up in doctors' offices or hospitals as a result.
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New Report: Corporate Welfare Costs the Average American Family $6,000 Annually

New Report: Corporate Welfare Costs the Average American Family $6,000 Annually
With big corporations doubling their profits while having their taxes cut over the past ten years, 2.9 million American jobs have been lost and the system has been pushed to its functional boundaries. The system, Buchheit argues, is nothing more than crony capitalism and creates a government whose main function is to legalize the fleecing of the 99 percent at the behest of the elite one percent.
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Missouri State Rep Wants DSS to Cease Voter Registration, Despite Federal Law

Missouri State Rep Wants DSS to Cease Voter Registration, Despite Federal Law
Fire up the Mad for the Wrong Reasons Machine: Missouri State Rep. Marsha Haefner (R-095) has expressed her concerns about the over-burdened and under-staffed Department of Social Services (DSS). More exactly, she expressed outrage that the DSS was devoting resources to register its clients to vote. Why spend money on something required by federal law?
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TN Lawmakers to Students: Make Good Grades or No Welfare Check for You!

Basically, if you're a poor child and your family depends on welfare to survive, you better keep your grades up or you and your family will suffer. No pressure or anything.
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Sequester: Starving Children to Protect Corporate Welfare

Sequester: Starving Children to Protect Corporate Welfare
Here's a pop quiz for Congress: If you cut food assistance for needy families by $333 million, and allow corporations to dodge $183 billion in federal taxes in the same year, how much did you end up reducing the deficit?
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TIME Editor: We Are All On Government Welfare

On The Chris Matthews Show, a TIME editor, acknowledged on air that we are all on government welfare.
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'Rent Is Too Damn High' Guy Admits to Bill O'Reilly: 'I'm a Former Stripper'

'Rent Is Too Damn High' Guy Admits to Bill O'Reilly: 'I'm a Former Stripper'
Jimmy McMillan, the eccentric New York gubernatorial candidate who famously ran on "The Rent Is Too Damn High" platform, admitted to Bill O'Reilly on Tuesday night's The O'Reilly Factor that at one time, he was a stripper.
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Homeless Man Commits Petty Crime for Warm Bed

Brian Eastman wanted to spend the night in jail; instead, he faces a fine for drinking in public and still must find away to deal with the cold.
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