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Category Archive for 'Fuck the Poor'

Poor doors!

Because God forbid the worthies might brush shoulders with the poors! The push to ban “poor doors”—entrances that spare market-rate tenants from being forced to share an entrance with their less fortunate neighbors—wasn’t quick enough to stop the glass-bound luxury condo at 40 Riverside Boulevard. The Post reports that developer Extell has the green light from the HPD to construct […]

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Charges dropped

Yeah, I remember when Bill Clinton’s welfare reform bill included funding for daycare, and then the Republicans chipped away until there was nothing left. So tired of people criminalizing poor women for making the best of awful circumstances: PHOENIX (Reuters) – Arizona prosecutors will drop child abuse charges against a woman who generated nationwide attention […]

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They get to deduct a lot of it from their taxes. A mere slap on the wrist, as usual: WASHINGTON (AP) — Citigroup will pay $7 billion to settle an investigation into risky subprime mortgages, the type that helped fuel the financial crisis. The agreement announced Monday comes weeks after talks between the sides broke […]

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This time, for disability coverage: Issa’s implication is that almost all the applicants approved by these judges are unworthy. He’s hoping to shock taxpayers by stating that between 2005 and 2013, the judges “placed over 3.2 million people on federal disability programs at a total cost of nearly one trillion dollars.” There’s a good lesson […]

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What would it take to make that happen here? Up to 2 million public sector workers participated in strike action on Thursday in a massive coordinated action against ‘poverty pay’, attacks on pensions, heavy workloads and workplace safety. Picket lines were manned by trade unionist and supporters nationwide outside courts, council offices, job centers and […]

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You have to read this story to believe it.

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From a New York Times article on Hillary Clinton and Wall Street: “I think there’s a potential window for Democrats to come back, but if it is one wing of the party pushing the populist line — anti-big banks, punishing people whether or not they had anything to do with the crisis — they’ll lock […]

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A big old shitpile of plutocracy, that’s what:

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Must. Hit. Head. On. Desk. I’m sure you’ve read that the rate of U.S. growth has slowed to a crawl. President Obama must be concerned — he and Joe Biden met with a group of economists yesterday for lunch. Look at the guest list. I’m hearing so many people rage about Theoretical President Hillary Clinton’s […]

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These civil forfeiture laws are nothing but plunder against the poor in the name of the state, and this is a particularly egregious case. Philadelphia is about to knock possession of marijuana down to a misdemeanor, but our ambitious District Attorney is still going after cases like this? Shame on him, and shame on the […]

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