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Duelling U.S. Budgets Herald Showdown Over Poverty
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: obama, politics, congress, u.s., poverty, war on poverty, news, elections, ethics )

- 636 days ago -
U.S. President Barack Obama released a 3.9-trillion-dollar budget proposal for the coming fiscal year, shaping an ideological battle over the role of government in reducing poverty that will likely define the coming election year.
New 5-Year Farm Bill Would Cut Subsidies While Slashing Food Stamps Benefits
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Farm Bill, Farm Subsidies, SNAP, Americans, families, hunger, poverty, ethics, government, politics )

- 672 days ago -
The mammoth measure, which took some two years to hash out and endured a collapse of negotiations in 2013, could now be voted on as early as Wednesday in the House of Representatives, the chamber's Republican leaders said.
Requiring An ID to Eat?! The Right-Wing's Next Crazy Plot Against Low-Income Americans
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: food, poor, poverty, GOP, republicans, americans, politics )

- 682 days ago -
Senator wants to force low-income Americans to show ID for their food.
PETITION - Denounce Congress for Planning to Cut $9 Billion From Food Stamps
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: usa, food stamps, poverty, hunger, government, ethics )

- 685 days ago -
PETITION TEXT: Message to Senate negotiators on the Farm Bill: It is disgusting and outrageous for you to propose passing a Bill with cuts to food stamps and huge subsidies to Big Agriculture. Absolutely no cuts to food stamps are acceptable. NONE!
Pass Emergency Jobless Benefits Immediately! - SIGN PLEASE !
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: UNEMPLOYMENT INSURANCE, JOBLESS BENEFITS, Obama, Boehner Congress, poverty, ethics, politics, republicans )

- 690 days ago -
House Republicans are poised to block extending unemployment benefits for more than a million Americans who need them most. They're putting their own interests first, just as they've done by opposing a minimum wage increase, the Affordable Care Act, etc
Sen. Warren and 6 Others Introduce Bill Barring Employers From Rejecting Job Seekers for Bad Credit
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: americans, congress, democrats, republicans, economy, ethics, freedoms, healthcare, housing, news, politics, usa, Economy Recession, food, hunger, poverty )

- 711 days ago -
"It is, as Sen. Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts says in an email, a small issue. But the Equal Employment for All Act would make a big difference for job-seeking Americans with poor credit ratings."-
10 Not-So-Fun Facts About the Minimum Wage
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Americans, minimum wage, poverty, congress, ethics, government, economy, politics )

- 762 days ago -
t's time to raise the minimum wage. The majority of America's working families (80%) agree. Earlier this year, Sen. Tom Harkin (D-Iowa) and Rep. George Miller (D-Calif.) introduced a bill that would raise the minimum wage to $10.10 an hour.
The Republicans' War on the Poor
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: republicans, GOP, poor, poverty, class war, nutrition, healthcare, congress, corruption, ethics, abuse, americans, healthcare, crime )

- 766 days ago -
"The way the program to provide the poor with the bare minimum of daily nutrition has been handled is a metaphor for how the far right in the House is systematically trying to take down the federal government."
As Our Safety Nets Get Slashed, More People Fall Into Deep Poverty
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: family, government, americans, poverty, children, health, hunger )

- 767 days ago -
Since 1996, the number of families with children living in extreme poverty -- that is, on $2 a day or less -- has gone up nearly 130 percent.
Under Republican Plan, 3.8 Million Would Lose Food Stamps in 2014 - PLEASE SIGN!
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: GOP/TP, SNAP, Americans, economy, poverty, hunger, families, children, ethics, congress, corruption, government, politics, dishonesty )

- 803 days ago -
According to the CBO, 1.7 million people would be forced off the rolls in the coming year if the state waivers are repealed as proposed by Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-Va.). Another 2.1 million would be dropped in 2014 as a result of the tighter...
Infographic: Stop Slashing SNAP
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: SNAP, congress, republicans, ethics, Americans, children, family, hunger, poverty, economy, politics )

- 804 days ago -
The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, or SNAP, formerly known as Food Stamps lifts millions of Americans out of poverty while substantially benefiting the economy.
Agribusiness Subsidy Cuts Could Save Food Stamps in the Farm Bill
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Farm Bill, food stamps, nutrition, poverty, abuse, congress, ethics, politics, government, economy, dishonesty, republicans )

- 862 days ago -
The House Farm Bill would also expand subsidies for agriculture by nearly $9 billion at a time when the farm sector is historically strong, especially compared to the rest of the economy, and makes these subsidies permanent law.
U.S. Hungry Face Major Cuts in Food Aid
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: cuts to food stamp program, poverty, usa, republicans, ethics, congress, crime, cover-up, government, obama, politics, news )

- 913 days ago -
The U.S. Congress is on the brink of making billions of dollars in cuts to the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Programme (SNAP), commonly known as food stamps, which provides direct benefits to individuals and families in poverty.
TAKE ACTION NOW! No Cuts to Food Stamps
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: cuts to food stamp program, poverty, usa, republicans, ethics, congress, crime, cover-up, government, obama, politics, news )

- 913 days ago -
The House Farm Bill would cut $20.5 billion from Food Stamps (aka SNAP, the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program). Tell your Representative and your Senators to vote against any Farm Bill which would cut funds from Food Stamps (SNAP)
Chris Hedges: Rise Up or Die
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: chris hedges, corporate state, days of destruction, days of revolt, economy, empire, government, joe sacco, politics, poverty, rebellion, united states )

- 924 days ago -
Corporations write our legislation. They control our systems of information. They manage the political theater of electoral politics and impose our educational curriculum. They have turned the judiciary into one of their wholly owned subsidiaries.

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