Tag Archives: Low Income Workers

The Nation: Opinion- Rebecca Vallas & Melissa Boteach- Paul Ryan: Just Accidentally Made a Great Case for Raising the Minimum Wage

Source: This piece was originally posted at The New Democrat Am I missing something here, or has The Nation come back down to Planet Earth and finally just left Planet Utopia where there’s no such thing as war, poverty, bigotry, … Continue reading

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C-SPAN: U.S. Representative Bernie Sanders on The Earned Income Tax Credit in 1993

Source: This piece was originally posted at The New Democrat Anyone who actually interested in helping to move people out of poverty in America would be in favor of the Earned Income Tax Credit. Unless you’re an Ayn Randian who … Continue reading

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Center on Budget and Policy Priorities: Blog: Judith Solomon: Medicaid at 50: A Critical and Evolving Pillar to U.S. Health Care

Center on Budget and Policy Priorities: Blog: Judith Solomon: Medicaid at 50: A Critical and Evolving Pillar to U.S. Health Care Medicaid, is a very important health insurance program for people in poverty including the working poor, but also people … Continue reading

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TruthDig: Opinion: Sonali Kolhatkar: The Year of The Low-Wage Worker: Closing The Income Gap in America

TruthDig: Opinion: Sonali Kolhatkar: The Year of the Low-Wage Worker This post was originally posted at The New Democrat on Blogger Before you go about addressing the income gap in America or what others call income inequality, you have to … Continue reading

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Thom Hartmann: Video: We Are Subsidizing Low Wage Employers!

. This post was originally posted at The New Democrat on Blogger Here’s an idea. Instead of having taxpayers who mostly work in the middle class be forced to subsidize low-income workers for their food, housing and health care, instead … Continue reading

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▶ Mass Tea Party: Video: FNC’s O’Reilly Factor Talking Points Memo: Fast Food Fight-Economic Justice or Socialism

▶ FNC’s O’Reilly Factor Talking Points Memo: Fast Food Fight-Economic Justice or Socialism – YouTube. Economic justice or Socialism, first of all Socialism is supposed to be about economic justice. But to this broader debate economic justice to me at … Continue reading

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The Real News: Video: Hundreds Take Part in Poor People’s March Against Unemployment

Hundreds Take Part in "Poor People's March" Against Unemployment and Austerity – YouTube. It’s good to see campaigns like this because it means there are people who care enough about poverty in America. Enough to actually do something about it … Continue reading

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CBPP: Barbara Sard & Douglad Rice- President’s Budget Not Sufficient to Renew Rental Assistance

  CBPP: Barbara Sard & Douglas Rice- President’s Budget Not Sufficient to Renew Rental Assistance Fully for Low-Income Households Imagine what Public Housing would look like in America. I’m not talking about getting rid of Public Housing. Because there’s clearly … Continue reading

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MSNBC: Rachel Maddow Show- Paul Krugman: Why The Flat Tax Fails

Source: This piece was originally posted at FRS FreeStates Twenty years ago (and I’ll be nice here) you could accuse Progressive Democrats of being the tax hikers and not just on the wealthy, but on the middle class as well. … Continue reading

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C-SPAN: Washington Journal With Brian Lamb- Christopher Hitchens & Richard Brookhiser: In 1996

Source: FRS FreeStates To put it simply, the best way to help poor people move to the middle class and become self- sufficient and not need public assistance for their daily survival, is to give them temporary financial assistance and … Continue reading

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