working poor

Me, Ohio Governor John Kasich And His Need To Shame The Poor
In this supposed Land of Liberty, who is John Kasich to call me lazy and dictate what I should do with my time and my life? Are the poor lazy or is John Kasich a modern-day slave holder with the state of Ohio as his plantation? Read more...
Christmas Cheer! Bill O'Reilly Attacks Poor As Drunks And Druggies
Bill O'Reilly continued with one of his favorite sports this Tuesday night -- attacking the poor and those in need of government assistance. Read more...
When Natalie Gunshannon received her first paycheck, enclosed was a Chase Bank debit card with instructions on how to use it and a fee schedule. Read more...
Millions of the working poor will have to choose between insurance premiums they can't afford and can't afford to use, or paying a fine. Read more...
Fox continued its war on poor people by hyping Herman Cain’s attack on food stamp users as "abusers" looking for "free stuff." Read more...

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Chris Hedges speaks at the People's Recovery Summit organized by Occupy Sandy. The Church of St. Luke & St. Matthew, Brooklyn, NY, February 2, 2013: The corporate state has made it clear there will be no more Occupy encampments. The Read more...
The Nuns on the Bus (Catholic Sisters on a national tour, traveling the country to raise awareness of the devastating effects austerity legislation has on the working poor) came out to Milwaukee, Wisconsin to visit the Overpass Light Brigade, who celebrated the occasion with a new message in honor of nuns' efforts. Read more...
In today's On the News segment: Scranton, Pennsylvania's mayor cuts police and firefighter pay to minimum wage, record-breaking heat wave can no longer be dismissed as "just summer," corporations continue to gobble the commons from Michigan's Read more...
Today only 7 families remain of the former 32 who made up the community of the Riverdale Mobile Home Park, in Jersey Shore, Pennsylvania, after the land beneath them was sold to Aqua America, a water company dedicated to fracking. Read more...
It is perhaps not a coincidence that the austerity shock troops have imposed their will on most of the Western world, steadily driving down wages, shredding safety nets and producing a growing, more permanent class of the working poor. But let's Read more...