Wednesday, April 24, 2019

Tag: poverty

Nickel and Dimed in 2016

It seems wrong in a society as wealthy as ours that a person working full-time can't get above the poverty line. You can't earn a living on the minimum wage.

Pity the Children

If we continue to ignore the hunger, poverty and desperate families and communities of our young, we guarantee there will be a huge, violent population plagued by crime, drug addiction and high incarceration rates. If we save the children, we save society.

The Great Potential of Poor Americans. And How Plutocrats Just Want...

The homeless are feared by the upper classes, and they're often arrested for nonexistent or non-violent infractions, in good part because they are simply considered "offensive" to people of means.

The Real Terrorists: The .01%

Real terror, facing life without shelter and warmth and sustenance, without a semblance of security for even one day in the future, is terror caused in good part by the 16,000 people who don't feel it's necessary to pay for the benefits heaped upon them by a perversely unequal society.

The Age of the Demagogues

Are we in an age of demagogues? The collapse of our political and cultural institutions has turned charlatans and thugs such as presidential hopeful Donald Trump into viable candidates.

Destructive Austerity: Poverty and Social Hardship in the UK

While the Oxfam states “the economic, ethical and financial argument for change could not be stronger,” the U.K. needs more than a policy change to fix its "divisive materialistic values." The country needs more humane values that unites people and engenders trust.

Why the Founders Would Decry What America has Become

If the Founding Fathers saw what the United States has become, they would be devastated. Poverty, income inequality, suppression of speaking ones mind, crime, war, and oligarch like behaviors all make up this new U.S. It is far from being the democracy it was created as.

Desperate People, Hazardous Escapes

Conditions in some countries are so abysmal, its residents are deciding to flee their homelands for the possibility of opportunity and freedom. Unfortunately, upon arrival to the U.S., a ‘migrant detention center’ awaits them with horrible treatment.

End Poverty? Reduce Inequality? What Republicans Must Do First

Maybe Republicans should start considering the undeniable fact that unemployment and poverty are a growing concern in America. Because every time a Republican becomes President, poverty and unemployment have increased.

How Tacky Can the Golden Arches Get?

McDonald's new ad campaign is designed to link the corporate brand to the healing power of love. Is this McDonald's newest idea to help reverse declining sales: more "Lovin?" Just ask protesting workers about the "love" they're getting from McDonald's.

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Third police officer sentenced to prison for framing black males

“These three police officers from Biscayne Park disgraced themselves and damaged the public’s trust in law enforcement."

Consuming stuff: The polluting world of fashion

The environment and why we can never buy any new clothing ever again!

These 2020 candidates are the darlings of Wall Street. The numbers are proof.

Even as these candidates vocally reject corporate America, their latest fundraising reports show corporate America hasn't rejected them.

America has already fired Trump!

Energy is now coming from the grassroots – from people all over the country who are determined to reclaim our democracy and create an economy that works for all.

Here’s how TurboTax just tricked you into paying to file your taxes

Come along as we try to file our taxes for free on TurboTax!

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