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US Politics & Gov't

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 )

Cal
- 46 days ago - ipsnews.net
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 )

Carrie
- 82 days ago - rawstory.com
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 )

Roseann
- 92 days ago - alternet.org
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 )

David
- 96 days ago - dailykos.com
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 )

Angelika
- 100 days ago - renewui.com
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 )

Frank
- 121 days ago - dailykos.com
"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."- dailykos.com
10 Not-So-Fun Facts About the Minimum Wage
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Americans, minimum wage, poverty, congress, ethics, government, economy, politics )

Carrie
- 172 days ago - aflcio.org
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 )

Roseann
- 176 days ago - readersupportednews.org
"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 )

Judy
- 177 days ago - billmoyers.com
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 )

Carrie
- 213 days ago - dailykos.com
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 )

Carrie
- 215 days ago - americanprogress.org
The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, or SNAP, formerly known as Food Stamps lifts millions of Americans out of poverty while substantially benefiting the economy.
The President: The Income Gap Is Fraying U.S. Social Fabric
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: U.S., poverty, joblessness, assistance, Wall Street, bankers, bailout, recession, economic crisis, home foreclosures, President Obama, GOP, Dems, #GreenNewDeal, #GreenParty )

Brian
- 264 days ago - nytimes.com
The growing wealth inequity in the US has gotten sufficiently extreme for even the wealthy elites to notice. Can an end to the class war that the 1% has been waging against the rest of us be coming soon? Hardly. Not unless we get a Green New Deal.
The Shocking Truth About U.S. Poverty
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: U.S., poverty, joblessness, assistance, Wall Street, bankers, bailout, recession, economic crisis, Main Street, no bailout, home foreclosures, #GOP, #Dem, two party sham, corporate agenda, record profits, #GreenNewDeal, #GreenParty )

Brian
- 264 days ago - huffingtonpost.com
80% of Americans are a lot closer to poverty than we've been told. It's time for a Green New Deal
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 )

Carrie
- 273 days ago - truth-out.org
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.
Working To Increase Poverty: The Trans-Pacific Partnership
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Trans-Pacific Partnership, trade agreement, globalization, exploitation, toxic, free market capitalism, President Obama, Obama administration, Congress, fast-track, working poor, poverty, Green Shadow Cabinet, Green Party of the United States )

Brian
- 303 days ago - greenshadowcabinet.us
This rabid trade agreement, frequently referred to as "NAFTA on steroids" will increase the numbers of the working poor in the US as well as increase the depths of poverty to which they sink.
 

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