“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

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“Rachel Maddow Shows How The New GOP Health Plan Will Devastate 75 Million Americans”


POLITICUS USA

“Seventy-five million Americans all have the same health insurance, and the big health bill that the Republicans unveiled in the Senate today takes a meat ax to that health insurer.”

“Health Care in America: Should We Just Let Poor People Die?: The Daily Show”


“How much does Trump want to screw over those in need? His budget eliminates Meals on Wheels”


DAILY KOZ

“Gil Scott-Heron – The Revolution Will Not Be Televised (Full Band Version)”


“America’s criminal injustice system: A private eye sheds light on the gross indignities suffered by the poor”


SALON

FILE - In this Nov. 21, 2013 file photo reviewed by the U.S. military, dawn arrives at the now closed Camp X-Ray, which was used as the first detention facility for al-Qaida and Taliban militants who were captured after the Sept. 11 attacks, at the Guantanamo Bay Naval Base, Cuba. The Pentagon announced Monday, Aug. 15, 2016, that fifteen prisoners at the Guantanamo Bay detention center were released to the United Arab Emirates in the single largest transfer of detainees during the Obama administration. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak, File)

FILE – In this Nov. 21, 2013 file photo reviewed by the U.S. military, dawn arrives at the now closed Camp X-Ray, which was used as the first detention facility for al-Qaida and Taliban militants who were captured after the Sept. 11 attacks, at the Guantanamo Bay Naval Base, Cuba. The Pentagon announced Monday, Aug. 15, 2016, that fifteen prisoners at the Guantanamo Bay detention center were released to the United Arab Emirates in the single largest transfer of detainees during the Obama administration. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak, File)

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