Walmart: Welfare Queen

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Walmart Food Stamps: The next time a conservative drones on about “entitlements”, remind them that Walmart survives on food stamps

Don’t Like Food Stamps? Raise the Minimum Wage

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Raise the Minimum Wage: Working isn’t the solution to hunger because work doesn’t pay enough to buy food AND shelter.

Deservingness

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Loafers and Food Stamps — Maybe we care because able-bodied people who choose not to work and take food stamps are ripping off the rest us.

Slapping the Poor Just for the Hell of It

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Food Stamp Program Cuts — The GOP slashed $4 billion-a-year, complaining that more people are getting food assistance.

The Face of Poverty in California

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Brian Goldstein: One out of six Californians, over 6 million people, live in poverty. One out of four children, numbering 2.1 million, also struggle with poverty. The 2012 poverty rate for California was 15.9 percent, up from 12.2 percent in 2006.

Slapping the Poor Just for the Hell of It

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Jim Hightower: In a gratuitous act of callousness, the GOP slashed $4 billion-a-year out of the food stamp program, complaining that even though our economy is recovering, more and more people are getting food assistance.

How Dare D.C Demand Fair Wages from Walmart!

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Jim Hightower: This Mother Teresa of Global Retailing is now wailing that its generosity has been spurned by an impudent city council that says it’s not interested in corporate pretensions of “charity,” but in tangible fairness.

Constituents Tell Waxman: No Cuts to Food Stamps

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Lauren Steiner: So while America is supposedly coming out of the recession, many Americans are not experiencing any relief. 50 million Americans live in food insecure homes, including 17 million children.

Who Will Be the GOP’s New Gays?

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Tina Dupuy: But as long as Republicans don’t stand for anything other than freedom for corporations, they will need to find a group of people to be their boogeyman.

An Exploitation Tax Is Past Due

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Charles D. Hayes: Many full-time employees of some of America’s largest employers need government assistance, including food stamps. Guess who picks up the tab?

Now the Battle Over the Debt Ceiling

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Robert Reich: The White House’s and Democrats’ single biggest failure in the cliff negotiations was not getting Republicans’ agreement to raise the debt ceiling.

As New Jobs Return, Employers Slash Wages

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Seymur Slavin: The startling fact is that low wage jobs now constitute 58% of all job growth. The jobs with the fastest growth were retail sales at a median wage of $10.97 per hour. At this salary, workers would be eligible for food stamps.

Blame Politicians for Homelessness and Hunger in America

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Randy Shaw: While the media’s highlighting “the unfortunate” during the holiday season raises vital private donations to help their needs, letting the politicians responsible off the hook perpetuates the crisis.

Taxpayers Should Stop Subsidizing Walmart

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Tina Dupuy: Since Walmart, the largest private employer in the country, generally doesn’t pay its “associates” or “Walmart family members” enough to live on – the giant multi-national corporation is relying on the U.S. government to feed its employees.

A Guide to Black Friday Walmart Strikes

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Steven Mikulan: Walmart is ordering in armies of its underpaid employees to work on a night they have traditionally enjoyed as a holiday. But the only tradition this company respects is that of making money on the backs of its mistreated “associates.”

Boycott Black Friday: Walmart Edition

Lauren Windsor: Apparently the good life does not extend to Wal-Mart’s workers–half of the company’s one-million American hourly employees earn less than $10 per hour.

Why the Democrats Will Win This Election

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Steve Hochstadt: Despite the continuing economic disaster, despite lingering racism across white America, despite the daily uncertainties of the world outside our borders, Barack Obama wins again. His victory in 2012 means that Republican ideology is a failure.

Taxpayers Should Stop Subsidizing Wal-Mart

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Tina Dupuy: Bachmann and the tea party are like a 30-year-old who lives comfortably in the family home while railing against parental tyranny and bemoaning the mediocrity of the meals his mother cooks.

No Homes But Food Stamps Are Cut

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Charley James: Most unemployed people will get cut off. Many working poor, who rely on food stamps to make ends meet, will go hungry. So, too, will countless military families’

Blessed Are the Poor, But Not in America

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Walter Moss: The first thing we need to do is roll back the Bush tax cuts for the wealthy. If we can’t do that, we’re not going to have the resources to do the next ten things.

Social Darwinism or a Decent Society

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Robert Reich: The Romney-Ryan plan, by the way, is the most radical reverse-Robin Hood proposal propounded by any political party in modern America.

Free Riders: Why is Health Care Any Different from Food Stamps?

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John Peeler: Why does getting extra food stamps amount to fraud if not outright theft, while refusing to buy health insurance when you can afford it is a constitutional right? A free rider is a free rider.

We Need to Show Consideration for the Poor

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Alvaro Huerta: Making food stamps a campaign issue is a loser for Republicans. Too many Americans now recognize how vital the program is.

Occupiers Rally in Beverly Hills Park Wednesday Evening

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On Wednesday, February 15 from 4 – 7:30 pm, Occupiers will rally at the Will Rogers Memorial Park at9650 Sunset Blvd. in Beverly Hills to call attention to the corrupting influence of money in politics.

Homeless in Los Angeles

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Jerry Drucker: In all of Los Angeles County, except for Glendale, Pasadena and Long Beach, which conduct their own census counts, the 2011 census count of the homeless was 51,340, 3% less than 2009 at 52,931.

Clint Eastwood and Chrysler Upset the ‘Hope America Fails’ Republicans

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Brent Budowsky: The Hope America Fails Republicans cannot handle the truth that the auto policy worked wonders. The Republicans can’t handle the truth, because they are so negative that what is good for America is bad for Republicans!

Gingrich Distorts Food Stamp Facts

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With one statement on Thursday, Newt Gingrich, who constantly reminds voters about his past as a college professor, managed to mangle the facts while resorting to old-fashioned racist stereotypes to gain votes. With his poll numbers sinking, and his presidential campaign desperate, Gingrich told a crowd at a senior citizens center in Plymouth, New Hampshire, “I’m prepared, [...]

Mom Jailed for Not Checking “Felony” Box

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Bruce Reilly: The cages of America look a lot more like Anita McLemore than most would believe. And the criminal justice system far too often endeavors to ensure that the ripples of a criminal conviction never stop.

Rick Santorum: Master at the Science of Nutrition

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Bill Fletcher: Just when you thought that you had heard enough ignorance, Rick Santorum opens his mouth. In a speech this past week he announced that given the obesity problem in the USA there was no longer a great need for food stamps.

The Death Penalty and #OccupyWallStreet

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David Love: Capital punishment operates under a pretense of justice, when in reality it represents pure vengeance and mob retribution, favoring expediency and finality over finding the real killer.

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