Monday, January 30, 2023

Tag: welfare

States are hoarding $5.2 billion in welfare funds even as the...

Twenty-five years later, however, states are using this freedom to do nothing at all with large sums of the money.

Utah makes welfare so hard to get, some feel they must...

Utah’s safety net for the poor is so intertwined with the LDS Church that individual bishops often decide who receives assistance. Some deny help unless a person goes to services or gets baptized.

How Mitch McConnell’s callous indifference puts ordinary Americans’ welfare at risk

As the COVID-19 death toll mounts, McConnell refuses to advocate for ordinary Americans.

How corporate welfare hurts you

You often hear Trump and Republicans in Congress railing against so-called “welfare programs” – by which they mean programs that provide health...

Trump’s new war

Trump is specifically mounting a war on our country's poor people, though he euphemistically calls it a war of liberation.

Michigan Spent Eight Months Drug Testing The Poor And Found Zero...

Preliminary results from the state's welfare drug testing pilot program found it spent more than $300 but didn't find a single drug user.

One Percenters Get Their Own Special Social Welfare Deal

The IRS took five years to review the Crossroads GPS application for nonprofit social welfare status.

After Bill To Drug Test Welfare Applicants Is Unveiled, Lawmaker Proposes...

“There’s no reason why state legislators should get a pass, simply because we wear suits.”

Corporate Welfare in California

Right now, a grassroots movement is growing of Californians determined to reform this broken commercial property tax system, and who know California needs more stable funding for its schools, libraries, roads, and communities.

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Why the deep state hates Putin

Since World War II, America’s knee-jerk response to any diplomatic challenge has been to bully or bomb.

US follows Germany’s lead to send battle tanks to Ukraine

The U.S. agreed to send 31 tanks, and Germany agreed to 14.
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The one thing that would make elections better for everyone 

Ranked choice voting makes elections less painful, less expensive, and can help make our government more inclusive and responsive to what people actually want.

Simply PFAS: Lawsuit claims ‘all natural’ orange juice brand contains toxic forever chemicals

Per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances are a growing concern because of the many health impacts associated with exposure and their tendency to persist in the human body for months to years and in the environment for thousands of years.

What can the United States bring to the peace table for Ukraine?

The United States bears its share of responsibility for this crisis that is destroying Ukraine and placing the world in "unprecedented danger," as the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists' new Doomsday Clock statement calls it.