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US Politics & Gov't  (tags: public assistance, poverty, food, petitions )

Freya
- 145 days ago - go.weareprogressives.org
House Republicans just proposed a bill that will push over a million Americans off of food assistance.
Following Tax Cuts for the Rich, Trump Budget Would Hurt the Poor
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: tax system, tax breaks, economic injustice, greed, poverty, hypocrisy )

Freya
- 216 days ago - msnbc.com
In his inaugural address last year, Donald Trump articulated a vision for taking political power and "giving it back to you the American people." The new president added, "The forgotten men and women of our country will be forgotten no longer."
Anxiety About Trump's Proposed Budget Cuts Is Sweeping Red-State America
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Trump regime, conservatives, red states, federal funding, public assistance, poverty, infrastructure )

Freya
- 532 days ago - alternet.org
In March, AlterNet spotlighted a handful of Trump voters who have voiced their dissatisfaction with the president's chaotic first few months in office.
Making America Insecure Again: What a Trump Presidency Really Means for National Insecurity
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: military, war, terrorism, foreign relations, poverty, working class, wages )

Freya
- 534 days ago - alternet.org
The defense budget will be bigger, but it won't make us any more safe.
Republicans Care About Children Only Before They're Born
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: children, kids, poverty, food, lunch, GOP hypocrisy )

Freya
- 857 days ago - alternet.org
Indiana Rep. Todd Rokita wants to limit access to free lunch for poor children.
Note to Hillary Clintonomics Was a Disaster for Most Americans
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Hillary Clinton, Bill Clinton, Bernie Sanders, economic policies, disaster for middle class, poverty )

Sheryl
- 965 days ago - thenation.com
In trying to burnish her credentials as a can do populist and to portray Bernie Sanders as a purveyor of naive socialist fantasies, Hillary Clinton has increasingly invoked Bill ClintonâEUR(TM)s presidency as her economic policy lodestar.
"Three Not So Terse Tuesday Tidbits January 26, 2016"
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: abuse, americans, candidates, hunger, homeless, poverty, Bernie, opportunity, lead, ADHD, violence, congress, corruption, crime, dishonesty, ethics, economy, government, healthcare, politics, usa, u.s. )

JL
- 966 days ago - politicsplus.org
Post to TomCat's blog...lead and crime and health, unmet hunger and shelter needs, description of poverty experience explaining Bernie endorsement
5 Depressing Signs America Just Isn't the Country It Used to Be
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Congress, corporations, health care, poverty, greed, taxes, injustice, prisons, crime )

Freya
- 1024 days ago - alternet.org
There exists a common theme amidst these signs of societal decay.
New Research Documents Growth of Extreme Poverty
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Living on $2 a day, poverty, America, shortcomings in safety net programs, Welfare Reform Act of 1996, deep poverty )

Sheryl
- 1036 days ago - commondreams.org
We must reform our public policies to ensure that nobody faces a poverty so deep that many of us would not even believe it exists in this wealthy nation but it does. The shortcomings of our safety net allows growth of $2.00 a day poverty in America.
North Carolina Church Caught Practicing Christianity. Neighbors Complain.
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: freedoms, religion, Christians, homelessness, poverty, bigotry, human rights )

Joanne
- 1050 days ago - politicsplus.org
A church in Concord, NC, called Showers Of Blessings has become the target of complaints from its neighbors for following the teachings of the Bible.
Take Aways From Pope Francis Address to the US Congress
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: abortion, arms trade, copy of the speech, Cuba, Death Penalty, Immigration, Iran, marriage equality, Pope Francis, poverty, refugees, religious fundamentalism )

Lynn
- 1086 days ago - politicsplus.org
Pope Francis has just concluded his first visit to the United States. I am sure that the analysis will go on for weeks as American politicians and pundits try to grapple with, in my opinion, the admonitions of this Pope.
 

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