On Thursday September 19 2013, 217 Republican members of the House of Representatives voted to approve H.R. 3102, a bill to push 3.8 million Americans into hunger, kicking them out of the food stamp program despite the fact that they are unemployed or underemployed. How much would the U.S. budget save by pushing 3.8 million […]
15 Republicans crossed the aisle yesterday to vote in opposition that would take food assistance away from hungry Americans. […]
On Wednesday, Republicans in the Senate voted to double undergraduate student loan interest rates from 3.4% to 6.8%, making it more difficult for people to lift themselves out of economic struggle by earning a college degree.
One of the transformations associated with earning a college degree is decreased dependence on government services like SNAP, the […]
By what criteria could we define a heartless politician?
There’s a great deal of moral room between the points of callousness, corruption and cruelty, but I would like to think that most Americans would agree that a politician who…
First votes to protect government payments to keep tobacco farmers in business, and Second votes to […]
Today, the Senate Democrats have a final chance to defend a progressive economic vision for America. They have a chance to vote against the draconian S. 954. S. 954 is scheduled to be considered for passage by the entire U.S. Senate. […]
As a result of its climate cowardice, the U.S. Senate today was forced to choose which Americans would become the newest victims of climate change. The Senate chose to let Americans on food stamps go hungry. […]