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Category Archive for 'Fuck the Poor'

Yeah, the highest poverty rate for children in 20 years. Yay, Wall Street!

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I read things like this and I think, “Yeah, there’s going to be a revolution.” We don’t know when, and we don’t know what will light the fuse, but it’ll happen. Because they’re just too fucking greedy to let it go on: On the morning of Jan. 29, construction workers were building a seawater pipe […]

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She occasionally gives a million or two to pet causes, the way you or I might give a dollar to a panhandler. How nice: Alice Walton, an heir to the Walmart fortune, is worth $35 billion. Today, a lot of poor people stood outside her house and yelled at her. Those poor people were Walmart […]

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Because they’re job creators and it’s God’s will, of course: For the second year in a row, America’s richest 14 individuals made more from their annual investments than the $80 billion provided for people in need of food. Nearly half of the food-deprived are children. Perversely, the food stamp program was CUT because of a […]

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I’m just too angry to write about it. Read Will Bunch. Don’t skip the comments. And once again, let me remind you this is merely a plan to bust the union and bring in newbie teachers who will work cheap. Here in Philly, they even built subsidized housing to underwrite their shitty salaries!

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Yves Smith at Naked Capitalism: As a new story by Shahien Nasiripour in the Huffington Post tells us, the Administration is now giving student loan servicers the “too big to fail” kid gloves treatment. The apparent justification is that correcting the records of borrowers who may have gone into default through not fault of their […]

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They not only want to rob us blind, they want us to think highly of them for doing it: The nation’s largest banks and debt collectors are worried that if you learn what people are saying about them, you might like them less. And that wouldn’t be fair, they say. The financial sector is fighting […]

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Thanks, austerity hawks! The Census Bureau’s latest headline numbers on income, poverty and health insurance received wide coverage: The poverty rate fell in 2013 while real (inflation-adjusted) median household income was little changed and the share of Americans without health insurance coverage fell. Here’s a look behind the headlines, courtesy of my Center on Budget […]

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Charlie Pierce on the media bobbleheads’ attack on Bernie Sanders: Bernie Sanders won’t be president? No kidding, Bob. What was your first freaking clue? But, as I said, here’s the thing. Chris Christie won’t be president, either. Rand Paul won’t be president, either. Nobody’s out there in 2014 reminding their supporters that they’ll have to […]

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