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Religious Leaders Encourage Poverty Protections for Unemployed Americans

The Jewish Council for Public Affairs and the Interfaith Disability Advocacy Coalition gathered on Capitol Hill Thursday to speak out in support of the Social Security Disability Insurance benefits program. The two groups gathered to dispel myths about the program being widely abused and wasteful and pushed to ensure that SSDI would not fall victim to "fiscal cliff" negotiations.
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Writer Claims Anti-Poverty Programs Make Life Too Easy on the Poor

The New York Times' Nicholas Kristof admits he knows little to nothing on the subject, but would like to address how anti-poverty programs are hurting the poor. For example, Kristof explains, "Why would these poor people want to join the military when they could just get food stamps or collect disability?"
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Paul Ryan Speechifies About How He Would Savage the Poor

In a recent diary I asked what kind of person spends his time trying to ruin the lives of old Americans as Paul Ryan and his sponsors in the plutocracy do. Here, I ask, what kind of man kicks people when they are down and has the audacity to claim he is helping them?
Paul Ryan is some "Christian." He showed that once again today. He advocated for the end of poverty programs ...
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Bill Moyers: 'Invisible Americans Get the Silent Treatment'

"It's just astonishing to us how long this campaign has gone on with no discussion of what's happening to poor people. Official Washington continues to see poverty with tunnel vision - "out of sight, out of mind," says Moyers.
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AL Senators Sessions and Shelby Vote to Cut Taxes on Millionaires and Raise Taxes for Middle Class, Again

In what appears to be a depressing pattern of behavior, Senators Richard Shelby & Jefferson Beauregard Sessions, III once again voted to protect the super rich at the expense of the rest of us.
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