Tag Archives: Poor


Amen (and thanks, Sharon)


Don’t blame the poor for our crappy economy

rfFrom the Economic Policy Institute:

Since 1979, increasing inequality has been the largest poverty-boosting factor, outweighing racial identity and family structure and completely eclipsing the effects of overall economic growth and educational attainment in driving down the poverty rate.

You can see charts and such here.

Rep. Issa: Our poor are “the envy of the world”

Darrell Issa (R-California) is the richest congressman in Washington, with a net worth of nearly $500 million. You can find out more about Rep. Issa here, at OpenSecrets.org.

And thanks, Cynical, for the link.

A new budget plan, by Jesus:

So…Paul Ryan…

Over the weekend, Republican presidential hopeful Mitt Romney chose Rep. Paul Ryan as his running mate — or he named him president, whatever.

When Ryan introduced his “Path to Prosperity” budget plan earlier this year, the world stopped, gawked, and then pulled out its knives and forks for its ill treatment of the poor, the infirmed, the elderly.

Ryan, a devout Catholic, could not get his bishops on board. Even his running mate is distancing himself from Ryan’s plan.

Here. See for yourself: pathtoprosperity2013

One day, the poor will have nothing to eat…

And thanks, DickG., for the photo.