“Ketchup sandwiches and other things stupid poor people eat”


THINK PROGRESS

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CARTOON


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“Ronald Reagan’s ‘welfare queen’ myth: How the Gipper kickstarted the war on the working poor”


SALON

Republican presidential candidate Ronald Reagan angrily gestures during a speech before the Colorado state GOP convention in Fort Collins, Colorado on July 10, 1976. Reagan, talking about the Federal deficit said: “The federal government is going deeper into debt these past few years than anytime our history”. He followed President Fords’ son Jack to the podium as both Ford and Reagan are seeking the support of the 26 uncommitted delegates to the National GOP convention. (AP Photo/BR)

Republican presidential candidate Ronald Reagan angrily gestures during a speech before the Colorado state GOP convention in Fort Collins, Colorado on July 10, 1976. Reagan, talking about the Federal deficit said: “The federal government is going deeper into debt these past few years than anytime our history”. He followed President Fords’ son Jack to the podium as both Ford and Reagan are seeking the support of the 26 uncommitted delegates to the National GOP convention. (AP Photo/BR)

“Report on kids’ poverty in U.S. raises eyebrows”


CBS NEWS

ST. PAUL, Minn. — A new report on child welfare that found more U.S. children living in poverty than before the Great Recession belies the fanfare of the nation’s economic turnaround.

Twenty-two percent of American children were living in poverty in 2013 compared with 18 percent in 2008, according to the latest Kids Count Data Book, with poverty rates nearly double among African-Americans and American Indians and problems most severe in South and Southwest.

The report, released Tuesday from the child advocacy group the Annie E. Casey Foundation showed some signs of slight improvement, including high school graduation rates at an all-time high and a dipping percentage of uninsured children. But the bright spots weren’t enough to offset a picture showing many children left behind amid the nation’s economic recovery. MORE

“Why don’t poor people just get jobs? Because they already did.”


DAILY KOS

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“More American seniors at risk of becoming “elder orphans” 1


CBS NEWS

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“Jeb Bush Says Only Traditional Marriage Gives Kids A Chance Out Of Poverty”


POLITICUS USA

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“Nation’s richest congressman: U.S. poor are ‘envy of the world’


MSNBC

Darrell Issa (R-CA) in Washington on June 28, 2013. Jim Lo Scalzo/EPA

Darrell Issa (R-CA) in Washington on June 28, 2013. Jim Lo Scalzo/EPA

“A TALE OF TWO BALTIMORES”


MSNBC

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“More Shame – Over Half Of Public School Students Live In Poverty”


POLITICUS USA

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