Tag Archives: poverty

“God’s heart has a special place for the poor, so much so that he himself ‘became poor’”

In recent months, GOP lawmakers have taken to spouting Christian scripture to defend conservative fiscal policy and their effort to repeal the Affordable Care Act…. [These beliefs] are rooted in… Read more »

Donald Trump’s Brave New World: A place where compassion is for losers and Liberals

Meals on Wheels could take a funding hit in Trump budget https://t.co/cqTpdsMWBv pic.twitter.com/RUc6TvYB4J — CNN (@CNN) March 16, 2017 "I'm sorry we can't afford Meals on Wheels," Trump will say… Read more »

“Smiling Paul Ryan…puts ideology ahead of his professed concern for fiscal discipline”

Another one heads to President Trump’s desk. This legislation allows states to have drug testing to receive federal unemployment benefits. pic.twitter.com/cFnvdeQqX1 — Paul Ryan (@SpeakerRyan) March 19, 2017 Last year,… Read more »

“[I]t was a time to dream about how, someday, you would take health care away from millions of poor people”

So Ryan has dreamed of cutting Medicaid since college. https://t.co/fEUF0aeoPS This old line seems relevant pic.twitter.com/OH8MY5a0DL — Paul Krugman (@paulkrugman) March 18, 2017 Oh, college! It’s a time when young… Read more »

“They have been left for months without any regular access to running water, toilets and showers”

Migrants are stuck in freezing conditions behind the central train station in Belgrade, Serbia, where they survive on one meal a day. Many of the estimated 1,000 migrants are escaping… Read more »