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10 Things The Working Poor Truly Understand, And One Harvard Study Figured Out

10 Things The Working Poor Truly Understand, And One Harvard Study Figured Out

Share on Facebook Twitter Google+ E-mail Reddit Poor Americans face tough choices. Here are 10 things that only the working poor really understand. In America, “average” income is not what people think it is, because average is not what most people get. Around 50 percent of the country, 1 out of 2, live on less […]

Scott Walker’s Wisconsin Slashes Food Stamp Benefits

Scott Walker’s Wisconsin Slashes Food Stamp Benefits

Share on Facebook Twitter Google+ E-mail Reddit Imagine for a moment that you are 65 years old. You suffer from diabetes, fibromyalgia and severe migraines. Your Social Security benefit is $956 a month. You depend on food stamps in order to keep body and soul together. You’re at the grocery store, getting ready to pay […]

Hedge Fund Manager Enraged By Hillary, Doesn’t Need Anyone ‘Crapping’ On What He Does

Hedge Fund Manager Enraged By Hillary, Doesn’t Need Anyone ‘Crapping’ On What He Does

Share on Facebook Twitter Google+ E-mail Reddit Hillary has spent the first part of her campaign battering hedge fund managers like a three-time champ. “There’s something wrong when hedge fund managers pay lower tax rates than nurses or the truckers that I saw on I-80 as I was driving here over the last two days,” said […]

The Perfect Explanation of Privilege – In One Powerful Punchline

The Perfect Explanation of Privilege – In One Powerful Punchline

Share on Facebook Twitter Google+ E-mail Reddit Comic artist Toby Morris absolutely wrecks the “pull yourself up by your bootstraps” crowd in one strip. Income inequality and generational poor explained. “The Pencilsword” is a comic strip by Toby Morris, an illustrator from New Zealand. His most recent comic, “On a Plate” hits hard at the heart […]