“GOP’s new scheme to destroy welfare: Spend the money on other stuff”


SALON

“Maine’s Trumpian governor, Paul LePage, has redirected $1.7 million of funds meant to ease the burdens of families living in poverty to after-school programs, the Bangor Daily News reported last week. The money is coming from a program called Temporary Assistance to Needy Families (TANF), established in 1996 for the purpose of alleviating poverty and helping low-income people find employment. It seems like an odd choice to use that money instead on programs like My Place Teen Center, which has lots of fun movie nights and vaguely defined team-building exercises, but is not in the business of making sure families living in poverty can pay rent or get enough clothes to hold down a job.” MORE

‘THE HORROR OF TRUMPCARE’


HUFFINGTON POST

“House Republicans passed legislation to repeal the Affordable Care Act (ACA) on Thursday and replace it with the American Health Care Act (AHCA). If passed in the Senate, the proposed bill, described as a “moral travesty,” would gut health care coverage for millions, ax Medicaid expansions, and allow for discrimination against individuals with a lengthy list of pre-existing conditions that disproportionately affect women.”  MORE

“Scott Walker will ask Trump to let him drug test poor people who need health care”


THINK PROGRESS

He’s already pushed hard to drug test the hungry.

“Why are Republicans so cruel to the poor? Paul Ryan’s profound hypocrisy stands for a deeper problem”


SALON

“House Republicans Unveil Bill To Repeal Obamacare”


HUFFINGTON POST

“Democratic Bill Would Drug-Test The Rich”


HUFFINGTON POST

UNITED STATES - JUNE 4: Rep. Gwen Moore, D-Wisc., speaks during a press conference with House Democrats on the Export-Import Bank in the Capitol on Thursday, June 4, 2015. (Photo By Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call)

UNITED STATES – JUNE 4: Rep. Gwen Moore, D-Wisc., speaks during a press conference with House Democrats on the Export-Import Bank in the Capitol on Thursday, June 4, 2015. (Photo By Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call)

“Paul Ryan Wants A Racist President If He’ll Ravage the Poor and Elderly”


POLITICUS USA

It is possible Paul Ryan is not an avid nativist, but he is a Republican and the fact that he wants a racist to advance his conservative agenda exposes him as bad of a human being as Donald Trump.

It is possible Paul Ryan is not an avid nativist, but he is a Republican and the fact that he wants a racist to advance his conservative agenda exposes him as bad of a human being as Donald Trump.

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. National Holiday


REPOST

MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR. – 1929-1968

AN ALL AMERICAN HERO

Martin Luther King, Jr. and Coretta Scott King.

Dr. KIng and his loving wife, Coretta Scott King. Y’all R.I.P.!

“Officials Release Full Laquan McDonald Police Report”


NBC NEWS

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“American Schools Are More Segregated Now Than They Were In 1968, And The Supreme Court Doesn’t Care”


THINK PROGRESS

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